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Industrialisation in Indonesia: The Example of Batam Island

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Indonesia is one of the most rapidly developing nations in the world. One important component of its transformation is an industrialisation policy which sees its people utilised by transnational corporations as sources of cheap labour for export goods processing. This has both positive and negative outcomes. This paper explores these issues in a review of Indonesian development strategy with particular reference to Batam Island in Riau Province.

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: School of Geosciences, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

Publication date: June 1, 1997


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