Military-Technological Innovation in Small States: The Cases of Israel and Singapore
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Israel and Singapore are both countries with small populations and no strategic depth, and both see technology as a crucial force multiplier when it comes to national security. Israel, however, has been much more successful than Singapore in developing a range of indigenous military-technological innovations. The reasons are both geostrategic and cultural. Israel faces a much more looming and imminent threat which demands more military-technological innovation. Moreover, Israel’s informal and anti-hierarchical society is much more supportive than Singapore’s when it comes to risk-taking and experimentation.
Keywords: Social and Behavioral Sciences; Israel; Singapore; defense innovation; military-technological innovation; indigenous industry (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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