Value chain upgrading: Evidence from the Singaporean aquaculture industry

Guanie Lim
  • Marine Policy, January 2016, Elsevier
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2015.03.016

Value Chain Upgrading in Singapore

What is it about?

It argues that upgrading is not a natural process, even in an economy with strong institutions

Why is it important?

It shows us a a rarely studied section of the Singaporean economy. It also proves that while upgrading is an effort driven by the firm and its cohort of stakeholders, the effort is unlikely to succeed if the broader institutional and regulatory environment that the firms are embedded in is not conducive.


Dr Guanie Lim
National University of Singapore

It shows us the 'dark' and 'unromantic' side of the upgrading discourse, arguing that success does not come automatically. Much depends on the surrounding ecosystem.

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