Accession Number : ADP001464

Title :   The Computer Knowledge Industry - A Look at the Economic Rationale of a New Phenomenon from the East,


Personal Author(s) : Iau,Robert

Report Date : NOV 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : In 1979 steps were taken to restructure the economy of Singapore to aim specifically at industries with a high level of technology. Many of these target industries such as avionics require extensive inputs in terms of manpower training and capital investment. In this connection, encouragement is given in the form of attractive financial packages. Wages have been allowed to drift upwards as an incentive to workers to upgrade themselves. Re-training of staff by employers for higher levels of work are subsidized by Government. Tax-holidays and soft loans for approved industries are also offered. In planning the emergence of a software industry in Singapore over the next 10 years, the Singapore Government paid particular attention to the supply and quality of manpower. In this regard the education curricula were reviewed and new training institutions established for the express purpose of training software personnel.

Descriptors :   *Industries, *Computers, *Technology transfer, *Information processing, *Economic analysis, *Singapore, Information transfer, Economics, Developing nations, Manpower, Training, Investments, Planning, Industrial engineering, Computer personnel, Programmers, Students, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE