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Wissensbasierte Entwicklung in Singapur und Malaysia
[Knowledge-based development in Singapore and Malaysia]


  • Menkhoff, Thomas
  • Gerke, Solvay
  • Evers, Hans-Dieter
  • Chay, Yue Wah


This paper addresses the question how knowledge is used to benefit the economic development of Singapore and Malaysia. Both countries have followed strict science policies to establish knowledge governance regimes for a knowledge-based economy. On the basis of empirical studies in both countries we show, how ethnic and religious diversity impact on the ability to develop an epistemic culture of knowledge sharing and ultimately an innovative knowledge-based economy.

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  • Menkhoff, Thomas & Gerke, Solvay & Evers, Hans-Dieter & Chay, Yue Wah, 2009. "Wissensbasierte Entwicklung in Singapur und Malaysia
    [Knowledge-based development in Singapore and Malaysia]
    ," MPRA Paper 13797, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:13797

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    1. Evers, Hans-Dieter, 2008. "Knowledge hubs and knowledge clusters: Designing a knowledge architecture for development," MPRA Paper 8778, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    knowledge management; knowledge governance; development; ethnic diversity; Southeast Asia; Singapore; Malaysia;

    JEL classification:

    • R58 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Regional Development Planning and Policy
    • O2 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy
    • D8 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty

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