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Creation Of A Regional Hub For Flexible Production


  • Poh-Kam Wong


Since the late 1980s, Singapore has emerged as a major regional hub for magnetic hard disk drive (HDD) assembly operations, accounting for about half of the world's total HDD output. This paper examines how this came about by analyzing the supply infrastructure needed to support the competitive requirements for flexible production capability in the HDD industry. The paper suggests that government policies have contributed towards reinforcing the agglomeration economies of HDD assembly activities.

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  • Poh-Kam Wong, 1997. "Creation Of A Regional Hub For Flexible Production," Industry and Innovation, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 4(2), pages 183-205.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:indinn:v:4:y:1997:i:2:p:183-205
    DOI: 10.1080/13662719700000010

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