THE CASPIAN REGION:Politics, Economics, Culture

Scientific journal

An Innovative Strategy for Survival and Success in a Competitive Environment: the Singapore Experience

2014. №1, pp. 45-52

Seleznev Pavel S. - C.Sc. in Political, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, 49 Leningradskiy av., Moscow, 125993, Russian Federation, sps@fa.ru; seleznevpavel@gmail.com

The article examines the innovation building experience of Singapore, a country that was forced to follow the intensive development course as it lacked significant natural resources and because Singapore’s Southeast Asian competitors exerted strong economic pressure upon the country. Special attention is paid to the authoritarian decision-making methods that were used when implementing innovative reforms. In view of the fact that the Russian government once showed it was interested in learning more about the city-state’s innovation building experience, the article author examined to which extent Singapore's experience was compatible with the Russian economic reality

Key words: инновации, конкуренция, жилищно-коммунальная реформа, авторитаризм, высокотехнологичный курс, борьба с коррупцией, innovation, competition, reform in the housing and utilities sector, authoritarianism, course of action towards high technologies development, corruption countering

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