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Singapore: From Lee Kuan to Lee Hsien Loong

Publication Year : 2004

Authors: Kalyani Vemuri & T. Phani Madhav

Industry: Business Law, Governance and Ethics


Case Code: GBE0070

Teaching Note: Not Available

Structured Assignment: Not Available

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Lee Kuan Yew, considered as the founding father of Singapore, is credited with turning the city-state into one of Asia's richest and fastest growing nations. His elder son, Lee Hsien Loong, who has been a member of the parliament since 1984, held the posts of Finance Minister, Deputy Prime Minister, and head of Singapore's central bank before being sworn in as Singapore's third Prime Minister in August 2004.

Pedagogical Objectives:

  • To discuss the ideology of Lee, the development of Singapore under his leadership and the challenges ahead for the incumbent prime minister
  • To discuss Singapore's current economic and social problems and the Prime Minister's efforts to deal with them
  • To understand issues such as the concentration of decision-making power within the Lee family and the expectations of new generation Singaporeans from their premier.

Keywords : Lee Kuan Yew, Lee Hsien Loong, Singapore, Singapore's new prime minister, Ideology of Lee Luan Yew, Leadership Case Study, Temasek, Need for a liberal state, Globalisation of Singapore, Lee dynasty, Goh Chok Tong

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