The intrapreneurial state: Singapore's emergence in the smart and sustainable urban solutions field

Miao, J. T. and Phelps, N. A. (2019) The intrapreneurial state: Singapore's emergence in the smart and sustainable urban solutions field. Territory, Politics, Governance, 7(3), pp. 316-335. (doi:10.1080/21622671.2018.1467787)

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The East Asian developmental state model and the Anglo-American entrepreneurial state model profile varied ways in which the state continues to intervene in economic development. These models are developed by different disciplines and against diverse contexts to capture extrasocietal state responses to neoliberalism and globalization but leave the intrasocietal preconditions for state evolution little explored. We elaborate the concept of state intrapreneurialism as one way of understanding the interrelationship between economic and state transformation – one ingredient of the intrasocietal preconditions underpinning the responses to extrasocietal changes emphasized in the post-developmental state literature. Drawing on the case of Singapore's emergence in the field of smart/sustainable urban solutions, the subsidiary contributions of this paper are to suggest intrapreneurship as a specific and enduring advantage within the developmental state model, especially when set against its limitations signalled in the post-developmental state literature.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Miao, Dr Tian
Authors: Miao, J. T., and Phelps, N. A.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Journal Name:Territory, Politics, Governance
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
ISSN (Online):2162-268X
Published Online:26 May 2018
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 Regional Studies Association
First Published:First published in Territory, Politics, Governance 7(5):316-335
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
679731Globalising Location Innovation Systems: Drawing Lessons from the Joint Sino-Singapore Science ParksTian MiaoBritish Academy (BRITACAD)SG140879SPS - URBAN STUDIES