Research Center

Transportation Research Center

The Transportation Research Center (TRC), formally established in 1984 and affiliated with the College of Management, is the largest of its kind in Taiwan. It aims to meet the needs of transportation in Taiwan, to promote advanced research and development, and to provide professional training courses in transportation fields. The primary purposes of the Center are to retain its top position at NCTU, to advance the understanding of transportation activities, operations and behaviors, to provide skills and best practices among transport professionals and decision-makers, and to provide professional education and training courses for NCTU students and the transportation community.

Research Center for Logistics and Supply Chain Management

The Center was established in June 2007. Its mission is to provide a common platform upon which researchers and experts from industries, local and central governments and academia within Taiwan and internationally may collaborate to advance logistics and supply chain management. Its members have been focusing their efforts on three directions: (1) implement research projects and coordinate collaborative events with industries, (2) invite renowned international scholars and groups from China and other countries to join forums and seminars, and (3) organize Operations Research and Supply Chain Management summer workshops with NTU and NTHU.

FinTech Innovation Research Center was established in 2016. Its priority is the development of interdisciplinary research from various academic disciplines, such as finance, computer science, economics, accounting, statistics, and information management. With the efforts of the faculty and research groups in this center, several key FinTech techniques have been proposed, including deep reinforcement learning for trading, financial product precision marketing, decentralized transaction processing system based on blockchain, AI-based robo-advisory, and adversary attacks against recommendation/trading models. As of 2020, the FinTech Innovation Research Center has provided more than 10 graduate/undergraduate courses, established an academia-industrial alliance with hundreds of conferences/seminars/consulting activities, won more than 50 major awards in various competitions, and received more than 45 million NTD in research funding from government and industry.

The Research Center for Taiwanese Enterprise Globalization (RCTEG)

Established in 2019,The RCTEG aims to contribute to the study of Taiwanese enterprises’ internationalization so as to facilitate and enhance the global impact of Taiwanese enterprises and provide insights into the internationalization of EMNEs (Emerging Market Multinational Enterprises). Originated in a newly developed country with a complicated historical and political background, Taiwanese enterprises encounter unique challenges when they internationalize. The internationalization experience of MNEs from developed countries may not be adequate for EMNEs such as Taiwanese enterprises. With the RCTEG, we hope to accumulate our expertise in related areas and contribute our insights to both academia and industry.

Sustainability Leadership Research Center

The establishment of this center is to promote the development of a Sustainability Leadership research philosophy. The vision of this research center is to become the best institution to study the Sustainability Leadership philosophy, and then to become a research & knowledge exchange platform for the corporate, the government and other academic institutions.

 

The Sustainability Leadership business philosophy is promoted by Dr. Stan Shih, an outstanding alumni of NCTU and the founder of the Acer Group. The Sustainability Leadership business philosophy is a spirit, a culture, derived from the traditional thinking of Eastern culture, and is different from the Hegemony values of the West. From the perspective of modern enterprises, Sustainability Leadership Sprit(Wang Dao) is to care about "life in the world," including the environment and all kinds of spiritual thing.

 

Traditional corporate management thinking emphasizes the importance of stockholders' rights and is accustomed to domineering behaviors. Therefore, it is easy to cause disadvantages. It should be converted to take into account the value of all stakeholders, and then requires attention to environmental protection and corporate social responsibility. Began in line with the Sustainability Leadership. The first thing to practice the Sustainability Leadership spirit is that entrepreneurs must think, "What value can they create for the rest of the world?" The value of an enterprise's existence lies in its ability to create value for society. At this point, the three core beliefs of Sustainability Leadership business philosophy are sustainable management, value creation, and balance of interests.