Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1080/09512748.2011.634076
Title: From national development to economic diplomacy? Governing Singapore's sovereign wealth funds
Authors: Yeung, H.W. 
Keywords: developmental state
economic diplomacy
Singapore
sovereign wealth funds
strategic governance
Issue Date: Dec-2011
Source: Yeung, H.W. (2011-12). From national development to economic diplomacy? Governing Singapore's sovereign wealth funds. Pacific Review 24 (5) : 625-652. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1080/09512748.2011.634076
Abstract: This paper examines the changing role and governance of Singapore's two sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) over the past three decades - from their earlier participation in domestic national development to their more active involvement in Singapore's economic diplomacy. Based on a variety of sources and data, I argue that these two SWFs, Temasek Holdings and the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, are state-sanctioned means to secure the economic future of Singapore; they are not strategic devices developed by the Singapore government to pose geopolitical or economic threats on other states. Over time, their economic functions and strategic orientations have evolved with the city-state's dynamic developmental trajectories in the global economy. In the post-Cold War era of global finance, these state-controlled and professionally managed financial investment vehicles are more visible and active in their global expansion and acquisition trails. There are thus significant challenges to their strategic governance and international legitimacy in this new world order. This paper considers some of these challenges in light of recent development in the two SWFs and assesses their organizational and institutional responses to such challenges in today's competitive global economy. This case study of Singapore's SWFs illustrates the critical importance for understanding the rise of SWFs from small states in the evolving global system. © 2011 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
Source Title: Pacific Review
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/49737
ISSN: 09512748
DOI: 10.1080/09512748.2011.634076
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