The increasing development and production of electronics in
Singapore and Malaysia typifies the nature of this industry's
growth pattern throughout East Asia. For example, the Singaporean
electronics industry's output in 1995 was US$58billion, a 19% increase
over the previous year and Malaysian employment in electronics
sector increased 160% from 1985-1990. Strong, centralized
governmental involvement/action played a major role in this
growth. Both countries strongly encouraged large-scale multi-national
corporations, then use the concurrent technology transfer and capital
inputs as a basis from which to develop their own industries. Both
countries' also place strong emphasis on societal education,
reformation, and training areas. They see these as major, necessary
contributing factors to any further development of their electronics
industries. Further, these countries are increasingly developing
their electronics industries' capabilities in the production of
more sophisticaed, value-added products. this book examines the
course and future of development and growth in the Singaporean and
Malaysian electronics industries.
ISBN: 0-8493-3171-4, February 1997. c. 129 pp., $39.95
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