Credibility of a Creative Image: The Singaporean Approach

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dc.contributor.author Ooi, Can-Seng
dc.date.accessioned 2009-04-08
dc.date.accessioned 2009-04-08T08:00:05Z
dc.date.available 2009-04-08T08:00:05Z
dc.date.issued 2009-04-08T08:00:05Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/7774
dc.description.abstract Singapore has embarked on an ambitious program to make the city-state into a significant player in the global creative economy. The country is being re-branded as a creative city. The government agrees that in the creative economy, the environment must be conducive to experimentation and innovation. As a result, more social and political spaces have been opened up to spur Singapore’s fledging creative economy and also to signal that the nation has become more transparent and tolerant. The authorities, however, still limit the freedom of public expression on political, ethnic and religious issues. The current state of ethnic-religious harmony and political status quo is to be preserved. Singapore remains a soft-authoritarian state. Can such a country then be branded as a place conducive to creativity and innovation? This paper shows how the Singaporean government: 1) introduces and implements a set of comprehensive policies to develop the creative economy; 2) brands and re-images the city-state as an exciting creative nation; 3) communicates the new creative vision and eventually engineers local acceptance of the creative economy; and 4) promotes the image of an open society and yet maintain tight social and political control. The re-making and re-imaging of Singapore are two sides of the same coin. en
dc.format.extent 21 s. en
dc.language eng en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Creative Encounters Working Papers;7
dc.title Credibility of a Creative Image: The Singaporean Approach en
dc.type wp en
dc.accessionstatus modt09apr08 nijemo en
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS
dc.contributor.department Institut for Interkulturel Kommunikation og Ledelse en
dc.contributor.departmentshort IKL en
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Intercultural Communication and Management en
dc.contributor.departmentukshort IKL en
dc.idnumber x656597207 en
dc.publisher.year 2008 en


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