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Title: The Suzhou Industrial Park Project (1994-2001): The Failure of a Development Strategy
Authors: Pereira, A.A. 
Issue Date: 2002
Citation: Pereira, A.A. (2002). The Suzhou Industrial Park Project (1994-2001): The Failure of a Development Strategy. Asian Journal of Political Science 10 (2) : 122-142. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This article assesses the Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP) project as a developmental strategy of the Singapore government. The primary focus will be on explaining the reasons behind the strategy's failure. It begins with a background to the Singapore government's 'economic regionalization' strategy, followed by a description of how the Singapore government proceeded to develop & manage the SIP between 1994 & 2001. The article then identifies a few positive aspects of the SIP project, as well as several problematic aspects that ultimately led to the Singapore government's disengagement. The article concludes by arguing that despite a few successes, the SIP project must be considered a failure as a developmental strategy, as it did not achieve the intended objective of generating an external income to supplement Singapore's domestic economy.
Source Title: Asian Journal of Political Science
ISSN: 02185377
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