Describes the actions taken by the Government of Singapore for the country to survive and thrive after it achieved its independence in the late 1960s. Recognizing that its small size, limited natural resources, but excellent location it is placed in a weak position, the Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew, a defined vision for the country as an information, trading and business hub for Southeast Asia. TradeNet is an interesting class of IT system which has two different components: first, it i … Read more »

Describes the actions taken by the Government of Singapore for the country to survive and thrive after it achieved its independence in the late 1960s. Recognizing that its small size, limited natural resources, but excellent location it is placed in a weak position, the Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew, a defined vision for the country as an information, trading and business hub for Southeast Asia. TradeNet is an interesting class of IT system that has two different components: first, it is an example of a company overarching strategic application, the core of a successful reorganization of the trading process, which forms the country’s position as a hub for Southeast Asia solidifies second TradeNet also an information management and communications infrastructure that will be used to provide additional strategic applications can be created. This case concerns such as Singapore builds its IT2000 National Information Infrastructure plan to implement in 1995.
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Lynda M. Applegate
Neo Boon Siong,
John King
Source: Harvard Business School
14 pages.
Publication Date: Oct 10, 1995. Prod #: 196105-PDF-ENG
Singapore TradeNet: Beyond TradeNet to the Intelligent Island HBR case solution

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