Running to stay still in the knowledge economy

Sidhu, R. (2009) Running to stay still in the knowledge economy. Journal of Education Policy, 24 3: 237-253. doi:10.1080/02680930802669250

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Author Sidhu, R.
Title Running to stay still in the knowledge economy
Journal name Journal of Education Policy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0268-0939
Publication date 2009-05-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/02680930802669250
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 24
Issue 3
Start page 237
End page 253
Total pages 17
Editor S. J. Ball
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Subject C1
93 Education and Training
13 Education
Abstract To maintain their global positioning, some of the world's most prominent institutions are pursuing strategic transnational alliances. In this paper I examine one such transnational alliance - that between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the government of Singapore. Using governmentality as a framework of analysis, the paper locates the Singapore-MIT Alliance within the broader policy architecture that underpins Singapore's knowledge economy aspirations. The Alliance demonstrates some of the practical complexities involved in 'leap-frogging' into the 'value-added' realms of knowledge and service-related production. It highlights the resistances, tensions and contradictions arising from leveraging off foreign expertise to build an education hub. The paper concludes with a discussion of the changing regimes of value arising from aspiring knowledge economies.
Keyword governmentality
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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