Distance and discourse in the local labour market: The case of Singapore

Neil M. Coe, Philip F. Kelly

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Abstract

In this paper we use the example of Singapore to make two theoretical contributions to the geographical literature on local labour markets. Firstly, we suggest that the local labour market should be conceived of as an extended 'network space' that is constituted by extra-local linkages and flows as well as local interactions. The importance of certain kinds of foreign 'workers' and 'talent' in Singapore can be used to illustrate this argument. Secondly, we contend that locally constructed discourses can actively shape labour market dynamics, exemplified here by the rise of 'knowledge-based economy' rhetoric in Singapore.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)413-422
Number of pages9
JournalArea
Volume32
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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