Universal Journal of Management Vol. 8(3), pp. 54 - 62
DOI: 10.13189/ujm.2020.080302
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A Study on the Impact of Regional Environments between Vietnam and Taiwan to Taiwanese Manufacturing Firms' R&D Locational Choices


Cheng-Tao Tsai 1,*, Wen-Chung Hsu 2, Chih-Chia Liao 3, Chou Yeng Han 4
1 Department of International Business Studies, National Chi-Nan University, Taiwan
2 National Chi-Nan University, Taiwan
3 Department of Education Business Studies, National Taichung University of Education, Taiwan
4 Ph.D. Program in Strategy and Development of Emerging Industries, National Chi-Nan University, Taiwan

ABSTRACT

This paper analyzes the impact of R&D locational choices that manufacturing firms in Taiwan take under the differentiation of locational advantages between Vietnam and Taiwan as well as improves some points which are incompletely focused in the same study on Taiwanese firms, the cross-strait, and overweighing case-studies in the past. The empirical evidences bring that the impact of variables to locational distribution of Taiwanese manufacturing firms across the strait is many: locational advantages, the type of R&D unit, the scale of the market, political conditions, industrial clusters, knowledge flows and R&D investments. Except for the negative relationship between the scale of market/type of R&D unit and R&D locational choices, the rest variables have the positive relationship with R&D locational choices, which means that, barring that the scale of market in Taiwan is so small that Taiwanese firms choose to set up R&D spots in Vietnam, other variables in Taiwan are more attractive than those in Vietnam; Taiwan possesses in negligible energies of regional creativity.

KEYWORDS
R&D Locational Choices, Locational Advantages

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Cheng-Tao Tsai , Wen-Chung Hsu , Chih-Chia Liao , Chou Yeng Han , "A Study on the Impact of Regional Environments between Vietnam and Taiwan to Taiwanese Manufacturing Firms' R&D Locational Choices," Universal Journal of Management, Vol. 8, No. 3, pp. 54 - 62, 2020. DOI: 10.13189/ujm.2020.080302.

(b). APA Format:
Cheng-Tao Tsai , Wen-Chung Hsu , Chih-Chia Liao , Chou Yeng Han (2020). A Study on the Impact of Regional Environments between Vietnam and Taiwan to Taiwanese Manufacturing Firms' R&D Locational Choices. Universal Journal of Management, 8(3), 54 - 62. DOI: 10.13189/ujm.2020.080302.