Duenkai Chen is assistant professor of Innovative Information and Technology at Tamkang University (in Taiwan). He received his Ph.D. in Information Management from the National Chiao Tung University in 2007. Prior to his current position, he served as assistant professor of Chien Hsin University of Science and Technology. His research interests span both data analytics and technology policy.

Project Summary

This research considers the interactions between knowledge transfer and technology policy and investigates how technology policy could help Taiwan maintain its economic competitiveness. The overall aim of this study is to analyze the innovation processes, actors, networks, and institutions in order to understand the systematic barriers facing knowledge transfer and the impact of high-level policy interventions in the selected field. The government in Taiwan has tried to provide incentives to build connections with the U.S. (with special attention paid to the Silicon Valley) to seek the possibility of copying its successful development experience. Therefore, this study aims to bridge an important gap by providing an in-depth study of the knowledge transfer network and structure of the innovation system between the U.S. and Taiwan, using the framework of a sectoral innovation system, the concept of knowledge transfer, and analysis of the implementation of technology policies.

Major Publications

University R&D Collaborations in the Biotechnology Innovation System (2016 Technology Transfer Society Annual Conference, 2016).

The Emergence of Business Networks in an Emerging Biotechnology Sector: The Case of Taiwan (XXXVI SUNBELT Conference of the International Network of Social Network Analysis, 2016).

Brokering Knowledge in Networks: Institutional Intermediaries in the Taiwanese Biopharmaceutical Innovation System (International Journal of Technology Management, 2015).