|6779||GLOBAL FIRMS IN THE INDUSTRIALIZING EAST||GLOBAL FIRMS IN THE INDUSTRIALIZING EAST||1996||color||27 min||vhs|| (Human Geography: People, Places and Change series, Part 3)
Singapore has transformed itself into an economic powerhouse along the Pacific Rim. In the early 1960s, multinational companies--attracted by highly skilled, well-trained, and cheap labor force--turning Singapore into a major manufacturing center. Just a generation later, companies in Singapore are now delegating labor-intensive work to Malaysia and Indonesia while bringing in new business in research, development, and finance. Singapore's rise as a newly industrializing country sheds light on this decade's trend toward global production and spatial divisions of labor.