In the last 15-20 years the Malaysian government has sought to meet the increasing international competition in the labour intensive manufacturing industry by transforming the economy to a more knowledge-based economy. Impotant levers are industrial upgrading policies and partnerships with leading multinational and national companies. In this article we raise questions about the government's and private companies capability to give enough support to this transformation process.
European Journal of Social Sciences, 2010, Vol 16, Issue 2, p. 286-306
Capability building; skills upgrading; vocational training; public and private partnership