Mei-Chih Hu

Mei-Chih Hu
National Tsing Hua University | NTHU · Institute of Technology Management

PhD

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Publications (64)
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It is critical to understand how and why a city's economy rises or falls, especially when an abrupt change is triggered. Not all cities are able to maintain economic sustainability and resilience at the same time they support industrial vigour and innovation activities. This study reviews data collected from eighty-seven cities worldwide to underst...
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Taking Southeast Asian emerging economies as an empirical case, this study explores how the reverse salients that have emerged during the transitional process may be overcome efficiently and effectively. In particular, three action-oriented case studies derived from a heuristic research approach are presented to show how Taiwan is empowering its un...
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This study investigates how, in the process of industrialization, Taiwan successfully developed its plastic waste industry into an industrial-level circular economy by leveraging a network-based collective bricolage in conjunction with a framework of adaptive institutional governance. Three conclusions are made: industrialized manufacturing sectors...
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Taking Southeast Asian emerging economies as an empirical case, this study explores how the reverse salients that have emerged during the transitional process may be overcome efficiently and effectively. In particular, three action-oriented case studies derived from a heuristic research approach are presented to show how Taiwan is empowering its un...
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This study attempts to extend the definition of social innovation within the context of academic entrepreneurship. We consider how academic entrepreneurs can undertake commercial activities, and which ones, and how these activities contribute to the contexts of social innovation. We explore two cases that are derived from two premier universities i...
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This study examines why the growth of biopharmaceutical firms in latecomer countries such as Taiwan has been slower than that of information and communication technology (ICT) firms. Unlike prior studies which have focused on the industry-level driving forces, this study offers a firm-level perspective to examine factors driving industry growth. By...
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China’s moves to introduce a Circular Economy have attracted wide attention as a solution to severe problems of resource inefficiency and lack of resource productivity. This article highlights the distinctive strategy of focusing such efforts on existing industrial parks, turning them into eco-industrial parks. It provides three case studies and hi...
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Universities worldwide have increasingly been encouraged to incubate and create business enterprises in order to fulfil national and regional economic development objectives via rapid research commercialization, technology transfer, and open innovation. The definitions of university-level entrepreneurship appear to be controversial in the extant li...
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This chapter uses a qualitative approach to explore the characteristics of newly-bred Chinese entrepreneurs among 14 technology-based companies in Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Internal and external perspectives on studying entrepreneurship were adapted to examine personality attributes and the impacts of social settings on shaping the cha...
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When surveying the extent to which cities around the world are greening, there is a striking fact about the Chinese experience. It presents both the worst and best facets of the process. The worst is encapsulated by the environmental toll taken on the country, and particularly its cities, in its three decades of high-speed growth—unbreathable air,...
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While the remarkable economic growth of the East Asian latecomers reflects the success of technological catching-up strategies, few researchers have explored the extent to which the profits of innovation have been created and managed in their social contexts and how those profits are secured differently from that of technological leaders. This pion...
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This study utilized a two-stage approach, including secondary data analysis and the DEcision-MAking Trial and Evaluation Laboratory, to identify and explore the interrelationships of determinants for the performance of the university–industry research collaboration (UIRC) at the National Tsing Hua University, one of Taiwan’s elite universities. Res...
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This chapter uses the theoretical framework of strategic alliance learning (Siminon, 2004) and evaluates the complex process of international knowledge transfer and management between Kodak (USA) and the Industry Technology Research Institute (ITRI) of Taiwan. By analyzing the historical events and internal organizational routines and mechanisms of...
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This article is based on the premise that the dynamics of an industry are not only driven by patenting activities at the levels of country, industry, and firm, but have also coevolved along with the various developmental stages of the industrial cycles in each country. Consequently, most merger and acquisition activity, manpower recruitment, patent...
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The steady increase in research and development (R & D) activities in modernizing societies reflects increasing specialization and professionalization in the creation of the knowledge that underlies inventions and innovations in products, processes, services, and in related systems of organization. Functionally specialized R & D departments emerged...
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This study investigates the developmental trajectories of seven renewable energy technologies, namely geothermal, ocean, hydro, solar thermal, photovoltaic, thermal-PV hybrids, and wind energies, as well as the technological innovation capabilities of the global major players and countries. By using a set of patent classifications dedicated for ren...
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This study examines the linkages between Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) and universities. It employs the government–university (G–U) relation of triple helix framework to assess collaboration patterns between ITRI and the top universities of Taiwan over two phases of economic development, that is, the catching-up phase in...
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This study explores the transitional processes of Taiwan's innovation system over the past half century, evolving from being rooted in traditional industries to attaining development in a virtuous cycle of development. Our approach is inspired by the Arena of Development theory and acknowledges the system of transformation failures, in which we hig...
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The Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City (SSTEC) in China was designed to leverage Singaporean expertise in top-down city planning, systematic management, and water treatment technologies and act as a replicable hub-and-spoke model. This study shows that an expansion of the scale of urbanization, and its transformation into the focal point of the hub-an...
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This article utilized the data available in the various national and international science and technology (S&T) databases that combine firm-level, industry-level, and country-level observations to examine the progress and processes involved in China's national innovation system over the last 20 years. Keywords: national innovation system; challen...
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The light-emitting diode (LED) sources have become the first efficiency recommendation and one of the top sustainability measures in building a sustainable economy and eco-friendly society. The emergence and rapid development of latecomers to low-carbon LED technology in Asia has shifted the oligopolistic structure that had been appropriated by the...
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This study aims to shed light on the process of building an effective smart city by integrating various practical perspectives with a consideration of smart city characteristics taken from the literature. We developed a framework for conducting case studies examining how smart cities were being implemented in San Francisco and Seoul Metropolitan Ci...
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The study investigates Taiwan's sectoral system of innovation in the pharmaceutical industry, which has failed to achieve international competitiveness, despite strong state support. Our investigations were designed and carried out in two stages. In the first stage, we developed a statistical method to measure the institutional drivers in Taiwan's...
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Renewable energies are advancing across many fronts - and now a new front has opened up in the form of dispatchable concentrating solar power (CSP). It is in emerging markets such as China, India and countries in North Africa and the Middle East as well as South America and southern Africa that CSP power plants with 24/7 dispatchable power are star...
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Based on country-level comparisons, this study applies geographic (internal vs. external) and knowledge (exploitation vs. exploration) boundaries to explore the influence of knowledge sources and ambidexterity on production and innovation performance in the thin film transistor-liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) industries of the three major players,...
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This study aims what knowledge capital accumulated by the public research institutes (PRIs) of South Korea and Taiwan to facilitate process configurations of new industrial structure. The patenting trends of two PRIs, ETRI of South Korea and ITRI of Taiwan, are assessed to highlight the established knowledge structures for emergence of multi-agent...
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As the global economy focuses increasingly on Asia, Hong Kong's role as an intermediary between China and the rest of the world merits investigation. In view of the increasing importance of knowledge-based business services and Hong Kong's recent drive to promote innovation and high-tech services, economists and policy makers must understand Hong K...
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This study sought to reveal the evolving technological interdependence of the emerging Taiwanese biofuel industry by accessing the European Patent Office database using a two-stage interactive data collection method. Our empirical results were as follows. (1) Most of the Taiwanese patent rights related to biofuel technologies are held by foreign di...
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The study described herein uses US Patent and Trademark Office data to assess variations in technological innovation capabilities, and their influence on market performance, among leading TFT-LCD producers in Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. The empirical results suggest that TFT-LCD producers in Korea and Taiwan built innovation capabilities by creating...
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Hu M.-C. Antecedents for the adoption of new technology in emerging wireless cities: comparisons between Singapore and Taipei, Regional Studies. This study examines the direct and indirect antecedents for the adoption of new technology in the emerging wireless cities of Singapore and Taipei (Taiwan). The results show that the development of Taipei...
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The Hsinchu Science Park in Taiwan has been synonymous with dynamic and flourishing high-tech industries and companies since the 1980s. Using patent citation data, this empirical study shows that Taiwan’s Hsinchu Science Park is a healthy and knowledge-based cluster surrounded by the semiconductor sector, in which external knowledge is continuously...
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This study uses the European Patent Office worldwide patent database and applies two-stage interactive data collection methods to reveal the evolving technological interdependence for China's emerging biofuel industry. Three findings are excerpted from our empirical results. First, due to dominant patterns of business ownership, China's biofuel tec...
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Emerging technologies have significant implications and profound consequences for firms, markets, government policy, and society as a whole. In emerging markets, however, social uncertainties are as important as technological and market uncertainties, and moreover are somewhat more complex. The papers in this special section offer views of how thes...
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By examining the technological innovation trajectories of Taiwan's bicycle industry over the last 30 years, this paper identifies three specific periods that constitute industry cycles with peaks occurring in 1980, 1990 and 2002. In each period, innovation capabilities within the six bicycle subsystems shifted, accompanied by variations in the need...
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The world is on the cusp of major transformations of energy systems, with solar photovoltaic (PV) systems providing one of the most promising alternatives to fossil fuels. Amongst the countries moving to take advantage of the new production possibilities thus being opened up is Taiwan, employing in this new sector its characteristic strategies of f...
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Taiwan is embarking on a new phase in its approach to building its national innovative capacity, through building the infrastructure for a biotechnology industry. Rather than acting as a “fast follower” of trends developed elsewhere, Taiwan is seeking to evolve the elements of a national innovation system, including upgrading the role of universiti...
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Successful innovation depends upon complementary innovations and stimulation of investment in related fields; accumulated capacity in various related technologies comprises critical innovation infrastructure for an emerging industry, as well as for a nation that intends to reinforce its overall innovative capacity. As a technology latecomer aiming...
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This study examines the causes of developing a wireless city, with Singapore and Taipei taken as examples. The examination is extended to include consideration of how the factors influencing consumer usage behavior have variable impacts on the development of wireless cities with diverse resource bases. The empirical results show that the internal a...
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This study examines the causes of developing a wireless city, with Singapore and Taipei taken as examples. The examination is extended to include consideration of how the factors influencing consumer usage behavior have variable impacts on the development of wireless cities with diverse resource bases. The empirical results show that the internal a...
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This study focuses on university—industry—government (UIG) linkages and their influence on innovation in Taiwan. The innovation effects are estimated using a quartet of measures — technology transfers, technology licensing, firms incubated and patents granted — while the UIG influence is estimated via its differential impact according to the size o...
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This study focuses on university-industry-government (UIG) linkages and their influence on innovation in Taiwan. The innovation effects are estimated using a quartet of measures - technology transfers, technology licensing, firms incubated and patents granted - while the UIG influence is estimated via its differential impact according to the size o...
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This article investigates the evolving University–Industry–Government (UIG) linkages pattern in Taiwan, a latecomer catch-up country in terms of its late technology development and pursuing a targeted strategy of catch-up. The focus is on the funding sources available to universities and on their significance in defining the essentials of operating...
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This paper uses USPTO's patent data to present and analyse knowledge flows and innovation capability within and across Taiwan's top five major players in the thin film transistor-liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) industry. Based on the empirical results, the study shows that latecomers, such as Taiwan, to the TFT-LCD industry have internalised exter...
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China is transforming itself into the workshop of the world, building an export-oriented national production system linked by global value chains to the world's leading economies. But to what extent is it laying the foundations for moving from imitation to innovation? In this first study of China's national innovative capacity, we extend earlier wo...
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The study evaluates the issues related to the manpower planning for developing the information, communication and technology (ICT) industry under the economic restructuring in Singapore and Taiwan. Using data collected from 211 multinational companies (MNCs) operating in these two countries, we measured recruitment difficulty and attrition rate exp...
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The dynamics of national innovation systems (NISs) are a source of considerable academic and policy interest, especially when to address new competitive challenges they involve changing institutions and relationships within successful systems. This paper examines the case of Taiwan which is embarking on a new phase in its approach to building its n...
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Taking advantage of the modular product architecture in the global bicycle industry, Taiwan has created a unique industry organisation that has allowed the island to become a bicycle production powerhouse. We stipulate four characteristics of Taiwan's bicycle industry for this success: parallel networking, abundant entrepreneurial firms, supportive...
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Taiwan has already demonstrated how a Newly Industrializing Economy can build an export-oriented manufacturing system driven by catch-up strategies linked to knowledge leverage via public institutions. In the 1990s, Taiwan moved toward building its innovative capacity, and in the 2000s it is drastically upgrading the role of universities in providi...
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i>Purpose – The existing research on multinational companies (MNCs) tends to emphasise the diffusion of knowledge and skills in information, communication and technology (ICT) from the more advanced industrialised nations to less-developed or latecomer countries. Few studies have examined the ICT work force supply and development of local ICT skill...
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While the significance and effectiveness of patents in the chemical industry has been demonstrated in many industrialized countries, this study examines the role of the chemical industry and knowledge diffusion in building the innovative capacity of a nation in latecomer country Taiwan. The development of process innovation plays an integral role i...
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While the effect of division of labor and specialization meets the trend of technology changes, the economic scale of joint R&D service is complementary with the nature of the resource limited SMEs (Small Medium Enterprises). As a latecomer country, Taiwan's industry experienced numerous intellectual property (IP) litigations and infringements from...
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This paper provides a survey on studies that analyze the macroeconomic effects of intellectual property rights (IPR). The first part of this paper introduces different patent policy instruments and reviews their effects on R&D and economic growth. This part also discusses the distortionary effects and distributional consequences of IPR protection a...
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Through examining technological innovation paths over the last 30 years, this paper identifies three industry cycles for Taiwan¡¦s bicycle industry in 1980, 1990 and 2002, in which innovation capabilities of the six bicycle subsystems are shifted along with the variations of export performance. The materials innovation was, almost in every case, oc...
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— Taiwan has already demonstrated how a Newly Industrializing Economy can build 12 an export-oriented manufacturing system driven by catch-up strategies linked to knowledge lever- 13 age via public institutions. In 1990s, Taiwan moved toward building its innovative capacity, and in 14 the 2000s it is drastically upgrading the role of universities i...
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Abstract The overseas Chinese network ,has become ,one of the ,concerned ,organizational models,for business ,in the ,21, century ,and ,the main ,driver of economic transformation of Asia. Hong Kong is no doubt standing at the forefront of East-West flows of intra-Asian foreign direct investment. Given the importance of IT services in the knowledge...

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