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FY 2014/2015 Research Topic: B-4-06
Taiwan-Japan Small & Medium Enterprises' Cooperation to Explore the ASEAN Markets


In recent years, Japan-Taiwan business alliances have been intensively argued for by many business people, policymakers and researchers because Japanese and Taiwanese firms may be able to overcome their respective difficulties and further develop by combining their advantages. In particular, the strengths of Japanese and Taiwanese small and medium-sized enterprises are complementary. Although many cases of Japan-Taiwan business alliances have been observed in mainland China, since the business environment in China is changing and the potential opportunities in ASEAN countries have been revalued positively, it should also be examined whether Japan-Taiwan business alliances can work in Southeastern Asia.


April 2014 - March 2015

Members of the Research Project
[ Organizer ] SATO Yukihito
[ Co-researchers ] KU Ying-Hu (Deputy Director, Regional Development Study Center, CIER)
[ Co-researchers ] CHEN Tain-Jy (Former President & Consultant, CIER)
[ Co-researchers ] WEI Tsung-Che (Deputy Director of the Third Research Division, CIER)
[ Co-researchers ] LIN Chun-Pu (Assistant Research Fellow, Regional Development Study Center, CIER)