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Introduction of The Center for Small and Medium Enterprises Research

The main research areas of the Center for Small and Medium Enterprises Research (CSMER), which was established by CIER in 1997, include industry, technology, trade and investment, economic development, human resources development, and quantitative research. The Center also plays the role of a small and medium enterprise (SME) "brains trust." Since 1997, the Center has compiled the White Paper on Small and Medium Enterprises in Taiwan on an annual basis, providing relevant information and research results for the reference of SMEs. In addition, the Center provides English-language materials regarding SME development strategies and guidance policy in a timely manner for meetings of APEC and other international organizations and for other international exchange activities, and actively fosters the exchange of ideas with international experts. An English version of the White Paper on Small and Medium Enterprises in Taiwan has been published every year since 1998 to raise international awareness of Taiwan's achievements in SME development.

The Center for Small and Medium Enterprises Research is positioned to focus on research on SME development in Taiwan. The Center's goal is to undertake an in-depth exploration of the possible challenges that Taiwan's SMEs may face and of potential new business opportunities. The Center's research team has had over a dozen papers published, including two articles published in a leading international journal Small Business Economics, and four articles published in the Taiwan Economic Association (TEA) Annual Conference Proceedings (in 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001). In addition, in December 2008 CIER published Strategies for the Development of Emerging Markets by SMEs as part of its Economic Monographs series. It is anticipated that the Center will have more papers published in leading economics journals, thereby helping enhance the international image of Taiwan's SME sector and stimulate more research in SME-related fields.

Name Position Education Research Field
Wang, Jiann-Chyuan Vice President,Director  Ph.D. in Economics, Purdue University, U.S.A.
Industrial Economics
Industrial Policy
Economic Development
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Wei, Tsung-Che Associate Research Fellow,Deputy Director Ph.D., Graduate School of Economics, Kyushu University.
Competitive Strategy
SMEs policy
Technology policy
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Wang, Su-Wan Research Fellow M.A. Michigan State University, U.S.A.
Economic Development
Human Resources
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Lien, Wen-Jung Research Fellow M.A. Soochow University, R.O.C
International trade & investment
Economic forecasts
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Peng, Su-Ling Research Fellow Ph. D. National Cheng-Chi University, R.O.C.
Economic Forecasting and Business Cycle
Economic Development
Industrial Economics
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Huang, Shih-Chang Associate Research Fellow Ph.D. in Public Finance, National Cheng-Chi University
Public Finance
Social Welfare
Industrial Analysis
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Lai, Wei-Wen Assistant Research Fellow Ph.D. in Economics, National Cheng-Chi University
Labor Economics
Industrial Economics
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Lo, Yu-Shan Assistant Research Fellow Ph.D. in Economics, University of York
Industrial organization
Telecommunications
Regulation and competition policy
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Lin, Chia-Hui Analyst M.A., Feng Chia University, R.O.C.
Labor Economics
Industrial Economics
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Wu, Chung-Yu Analyst Ph.D. in Industrial Economics, Tamkang University, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
International Trade
Industrial Economics
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