Taiwan Cluster Mapping

Course: Microeconomics of Competitiveness

Janet Tan

3rd June to 28th August 2015

12th floor, North Wing, English Corner, NCCU General Building of Colleges
2 pm to 5 pm

個體經濟競爭力課程: 2015年6月3日至8月


教室: 社科院北棟12樓English Corner Room



Globalization is bringing markets closer to everyone, and information sharing is opening up to all that have electronic access. Business trades have become more dynamic than ever, and life style changes have move faster than ever. In order to be in synchronized with the fast changing world, business sustainability is being questioned by many trading and industrial owners. In this case, industrial clusters have become an important economic infrastructure to be analyzed to encapsulate the moving dynamics of economic flow. Competitiveness for a business has to be bolted down to a local central and surrounding factors being considered and fully utilized. The world is becoming intertwiningly related with rapid changes, and the old economic models have been moving targets. As soon as a model is constructed, it is becoming obsolete. Many business owners have expressed frustration that they feel helplessly out of control and lost thus created fear to lose the businesses over competition someday. Equally, policy makers are facing severe challenges to sustain a nation’s economic wealth.



Michael Porter and his team has spent over 20 years experimenting real cases with MOC analytical framework dealing with world’s big data sets to look into not only a nation’s industrial changes, also finding the normalized international data to define the moving targets. As a result, the team has released Cluster Mapping framework for a generalized industrial cluster analysis for any location or nation to be able to construct their industrial analysis with dynamism in mind. This framework is a multi-dimensional construct, and to closely describe it, it is like an architectural framework with layers of details prepared in blue prints in order for future businesses to take on the weathered challenges. This framework is not only a scholarly research; it is prepared for a practitioners’ project to boost local wealth based on its best resources and strategies; it is also an echoing validation for business owners and industrial institutions for their future planning. The outcome is a levels of recommendations for institutions as an action list. It serves timely critiques as wells as future constructs as a project specification for all that are designed to be involved.


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