The Center for Small and Medium Enterprises and Startup Research

Guiding principles

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.

Research focus and objectives

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
Wei, Tsung-Che Associate Research Fellow,Deputy Director Ph.D., Graduate School of Economics, Kyushu University.
Competitive Strategy SMEs policy Technology policy
Tsai, Feng-Huang Analyst,Deputy Director National Chi Nan University Department of Economics, Master of Economics.
Industrial Economics SMEs policy S&T Policy Social Impact Assessment
Wang, Su-Wan Research Fellow M.A. Michigan State University, U.S.A.
Economic Development Human Resources
Lien, Wen-Jung Research Fellow M.A. Soochow University, R.O.C
International trade & investment Economic forecasts
Peng, Su-Ling Research Fellow Ph. D. National Cheng-Chi University, R.O.C.
Economic Forecasting and Business Cycle Economic Development Industrial Economics
Huang, Shih-Chang Research Fellow Ph.D. in Public Finance, National Cheng-Chi University
Public Finance Industrial Economics Social Return on Investment Retirement Financial Planning Small and Medium Enterprise Economic Benefit Evaluation
Chen, Shin-Hui Associate Research Fellow Ph.D., National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan
Econometrics Time Series Analysis Macroeconomics Behavioral Finance Investments and Market Microstructure.
Lai, Wei-Wen Assistant Research Fellow Ph.D. in Economics, National Cheng-Chi University
Labor Economics Industrial Economics
Ma, Yu-Chun Assistant Research Fellow Ph. D. in Economics, National Cheng-chi University
International Trade China Economics Housing Economics
Hung, Chih-Ming Assistant Research Fellow Ph.D., National Chengchi University
Industrial Organization Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
Yang, Chin-Wen Assistant Research Fellow Ph.D. in Industrial Economics, National Central University, Taiwan
Climate change and environmental economics Energy and resource economics
Feng, Chun-Chiang Assistant Research Fellow Ph.D. in Industrial Economics, National Central University, Taiwan
Computable General Equilibrium Model Input-Output Analysis Industrial Economic Analysis Energy Economics Environmental and Resource Economics S&T Analysis
Jheng, Ruei-He Senior Analyst M.S., Graduate Institute of Industrial Economics of NCU
Energy economics Environmental economics and Industrial economic analysis Eergy economic econometric model research
Lin, Chia-Hui Analyst M.A., Feng Chia University, R.O.C.
Labor Economics Industrial Economics
Huang, Chian-Fang Associate Analyst M.A., in Public Finance, National Cheng-Chi University
Public Finance Industrial Economics Economic Benefit Evaluation
Chung, Ho-Yi Associate Analyst M.S., Graduate Institute of Health Care Organization Administration of Public Health, National Taiwan University
Startup Trends and Industrial Development Industrial Policy Health Community and Spatial Analysis Technology Policy
Tu, Chian-Huei Associate Analyst Master, Economics, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Energy Economics Environmental Economics Econometrics

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