永續經營研究室

永續經營研究室 Sustainable Business Research Lab

1. Research Lab Name :

Sustainable Business Research Lab. (SBR Lab)

2. Research Field, Research Method and Research Direction :

In recent years, more and more companies have begun to emphasize sustainable business instead of enterprise reputation. Market value is also no longer just economic considerations. Under the premise of economic development, companies should think more carefully how to both maintain environmental protection and enrich social harmony, not to mention proactive responses to customer’s needs and reactions. In addition, managers around the world are paying more attention on “Greening” and “Corporate Social Responsibility” issues, not only because environmental conditions of inside and outside the industry will affect a company’s sustainable business, but also because there are more focus on coexistence and co-prosperity between corporate and environment and society. Having said that, decision makers are more concerned with how to strategically and proactively overcome these challenges, which have been becoming one of key critical factors for their company’s sustainability.

Furthermore, sustainable business also involves resilient systems in the case of business and service disruptions caused by natural disasters and terrorist’s attacks. It means that the enterprise could solve the problems immediately and recover its normal functions and operations. Having considered the above, the SBR Lab aims to deal with sustainable research and consulting topics as follows, but not limited to:

  1. Key success (or failure) factors of sustainable business
  2. Sustainable functions of internal corporate, such as corporate governance, financial sustainability, sustainable marketing, sustainable human resources management, sustainable operations management and so on.
  3. Enterprise development and environmental protection
  4. Corporate social responsibility
  5. Green logistics and supply chain
  6. Business resilience
  7. Maritime transport and international logistics
  8. Key actor’s role and strategy in sustainable business

3. Research Scope:

The SBR Lab will be devoted, among others, to exploring the issues related to the sustainable development of enterprises, conducting academic research, and collaborating with enterprises in the areas of eco-environment and business operation, social responsibility and so on. In addition, the Lab aims to deal with sustainability challenges enterprise are facing, by developing appropriate methods through the empirical and theoretical research. The Lab also actively cooperates with foreign and domestic academic institutes and international organizations. The following issues are under consideration with foreign academic institutes:

  1. Maritime and logistics connectivity in the ASEAN and the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand (AANZFTA)
  2. Inter-port and intra-port competition
  3. The Green Shipping Competitiveness Index (GSCI): A Multidimensional Scale For Assessing the Green Competitiveness of Shipping Carriers
  4. The Fifth Port Generation Port (5GP) in the context of Dynamic Port Logistics Centre: An Empirical Test
  5. Impediments to successful Free Trade Zones in Korea and Taiwan
  6. Transportation Research Trends in Environmental Issues
  7. Sustainable Marketing in Airline Industry
  8. Development of Logistics Distribution Centre (LDC) in the Sub-Saharan region
  9. China’s engagement in the South-South trade routes
  10. Impact of FTA between China and Korea on maritime trade flows
  11. World shipping and port development in the context of dynamic sustainability (to edit a book at Palgrave MacMillan)

4. Organization :

Kai-Chieh Chia (賈凱傑)
Kai-Chieh Hu (胡凱傑)
Min-Shi Liu (劉敏熙)
Jei-Zheng Wu (吳吉政)
Li-Yu Chen (陳麗宇)
Yu-Kai Wang (王昱凱)

5. Location :

Room No. 3206-1, Soochow University, 56 Kuei-yang Street, Sec. 1, Taipei 100480, Taiwan