Explaining The Economic Success Of Singapore
The Developmental Worker as the Missing Link
Johnny Sung, Institute for Adult Learning Singapore
Hardback £77.00 on-line price £69.30
Explaining the Economic Success of Singapore explores the transformation of Singapore in the last three decades, going beyond the conventional explanations. The book argues that there was more to the transformation than a simple ‘right place, right time’ scenario as other developing countries benefited from similar multinational corporation investment and political stability but did not achieve the same success. Johnny Sung illustrates what differentiates Singapore from these other similar countries.
Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Competing Theories of Economic Development in the Social Sciences – The Dichotomy of Market vs the State 3. Singapore as a Developmental State: Workforce Development and the Emergence of the ‘Developmental Worker’ 4. The Theoretical Considerations of the Developmental Worker Model 5. Singapore as a Developmental State: Nation Building, Social Engineering and Workforce Development 6. The Developmental Worker – The Interpretative Understanding Process and its Impact on the Worker–State Relationship 7. The Developmental Worker – Values and Beliefs 8. Conclusions Bibliography Index