Wednesday, December 21, 2011

SINGH Jasjit
Singapore's Economic Development Strategy and the Biomedical Sciences Cluster
© 2011 INSEAD Case Study

Singapore's economic success has come from continually upgrading its business environment. To sustain this, the government is now nurturing knowledge-intensive clusters like biomedical sciences. However, Singapore remains over-dependent on foreign multinationals and talent, and efforts to boost local innovation and entrepreneurship have had mixed success. What should Singapore do next?

Pedagogical Objectives: This case is intended for discussing cluster development and economic growth, and the role governments can or should play in shaping national competitiveness as well as in influencing the industrial trajectory a country's economy takes. This case helps generate an animated discussion on Michael Porter's "Competitive Advantage of Nations".