Singapore has experienced extraordinary economic success, lifting itself from the third world to first world in less than four decades. In addition, public companies have an important tool for economic growth in Singapore the obstacle that they so often. Development in other countries By 2004, however, Singapore was rethinking the role of public enterprises in part because the economic growth slowed and seemed to be their strategy stalled. Critics fear that public enterp … Read more »

Singapore has experienced extraordinary economic success, lifting itself from the third world to first world in less than four decades. In addition, public companies have an important tool for economic growth in Singapore the obstacle that they so often. Development in other countries By 2004, however, Singapore was rethinking the role of public enterprises in part because the economic growth slowed and seemed to be their strategy stalled. Critics fear that public companies were simply not fast enough to keep pace in an increasingly competitive global economy, while defender argued that a small nation like Singapore could not afford to rely on private companies to the strategic investment is needed to remain competitive to make. The debate in Singapore raised interesting questions for other countries. HKS case number 1,817.0
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Jose Gomez-Ibanez
18 pages.
Publication Date: Nov 14,, 2005. Prod #: HKS236-PDF-ENG
Singapore Public Enterprises HBR case solution

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