Janet Tan

Curriculum Vitae Phone: +(886) 988-010-089

e-mail: janettan.liu@gmail.com

I am an entrepreneur in both business and research. My earlier education background provides me with knowledge to focus on technology and business development. My latest education training provides me with research ability to analyze political and economic phenomenon with prior working experience, and therefore, I qualify myself as a multi-disciplinary researcher. Recently, I have initiated Taiwan Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at National Chengchi University (NCCU) working closely with my colleagues and Michael Porter’s team at Harvard Business School (HBS) on Taiwan’s competitiveness. The collaborative effort is to generate critical analyses for Taiwan’s industries and policy makers.

Education Background:

2016 May 31, PhD in International Political Economy, National Chengchi University, International Program of Asia Pacific Studies

2015 Winter, Completed Microeconomic of Competitiveness (MOC) course learning cluster mapping framework from the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness (ISC), HBS

2011 Fall & Spring, U.C. Berkeley, visiting scholar, focus on dissertation research on Taiwan’s Economic Identity under the guidance of Dr. T.J. Pempel and the Dean of Political Science, Dr. Taoku Lee.

2009 Spring, U.C. Berkeley, visiting scholar, focus on Asia Pacific Regionalism

2008 – Present, PhD Candidate, International Doctoral Program of Asia Pacific Studies (IDAS) at NCCU Taipei, Taiwan; GPA: 90/100

1991 June 15, MS in Engineering Management, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California

1984 December 21, BS in Mathematics and Computer Science, San Jose State University, San Jose, California

Honorary Appointments:

2013 December – appointed by Dr. Porter to work on Taiwan’s Social Progress Index project & Taiwan’s Competitiveness

2001 – 2004: Technology Advisor for Xiangtan University Industrial Park appointed by the Mayor of Xiangtan, Hunan, China

1994 – 1998: US Northern California Export Council, direct appointment by the US Secretary of Commerce.

Key Publications:

2012, “Fledgling Democracy in Taiwan: Need of a Civil Rights Protection System”, ed. David Blundell, Taiwan since Martial Law, Taiwan University and UC Berkeley Press 1997 April 8, a technology patent, US Patent Number: 5,619,708 “System and method for generating database input forms”, a documentation methodology with scan technology and database organization. Over the years, the patent has had 77 references and citations from various enterprises including IBM, Microsoft, Sun Micro System, and Nuance. The patent was assigned to KorTeam International and sold to Nuance Inc.


2014 – present Member of Michael Porter’s research team on Taiwan’s Competitiveness

2012 – 2013 – Entrepreneurship Advisor, NCCU

2012 – 2014 – adjunct Lecturer at Jienkuo Technology University, Chunghwa, Taiwan

2011 – 2012 – Entrepreneur Advisor, Chairman of Harvard Survey Technology Inc., Taichung

2008 – 2011 – International Political Economy researcher, specialize in industrial analysis and Asia Pacific regionalism.

1981 – 2008 – Silicon Valley Entrepreneur, specialize in Speech Recognition and system integration.