Mei-Chih Hu


National Tsing Hua Univeristy

Institute of Technology Management

101 Kun-Fu Road, Section 2, Hsinchu 300, Taiwan


Tel: +886-3-5162162



n  2002 - 2005

        Macquarie Graduate School of Management,

Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia       

        PhD in Management

n  1994-1996          

        Saint Louis University, Missouri, USA

        MBA in International Trade

n  1988-1992          

        National Tsing Hua University, Hsin-Chu, Taiwan

        BA in Economics


Working Experience

n  2013.8 – present

Professor, Institute of Technology Management

National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

n  2009.2 – 2013.7

Associate Professor, Institute of Technology Management

National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

n  2008. 2 – 2009.1

Associate Professor, Graduate Institute of Technology & Innovation Management, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan

n  2005 – 2008. 1     

        Associate Professor, Graduate Institute of Management of Technology,               

Feng Chia University, Taiwan

n  1993-1994  

        Taiwan Bicycle R&D Center, Taiwan

Project leader for the “Market and Patent Information”, Marketing Department

n  1992.6-1992.12                          

        Marketing Planning Specialist, Yu-Tian Mechanical Corporation, Taiwan

Research Interests

National Innovation System

East Asian Latecomers Strategy

Intellectual Property Rights Management

Emerging Industries in East Asia

Academic Awards

2017  Marquis Who's Who The 2017 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award

2015  Marquis Who's Who in Science and Engineering (2016-2017)

2014  Best Paper Award, International Association of Management of Technology (IAMOT), Washington D.C., USA.

2013  Top 45 Authors (2008-2012), International Association of Management of Technology (IAMOT), United Kingdom

2013  Young Scholar Excellence Award, National Science Council, Taiwan

2012  Visiting Scholar, Graduate School of Business, Stanford Program on Regions of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Stanford University, USA.

2012  Saylin Wen International Collaboration Award, Taiwan

2012  Marquis Who's Who in the World (Management Area), USA

2011  Advisory Board Member, Technological Forecasting and Social Change

2010  Wu Da-You Young Scholar Award, National Science Council, Taiwan

2010  Visiting Scholar, Technology and Economics Department, Tsing Hua University, Beijing, China

2009  Young Scholar Research Excellence Award, National Tsing Hua University

2008  The Best Young Scholar Research Award, National Chung Hsin University

2007  Academic Research & R&D Excellence, Feng Chia University

2006  The Best Academic Research, Feng Chia University

2004  Research Excellence Award, Macquarie University, Australia  


(1)             Refereed Journal Papers

1.      Mathews, J. A., Hao, T., and Hu, M.C. 2017. Moving to a Circular Economy in China: Transforming industrial parks to eco-industrial parks. California Management Review (accepted, forthcoming). (SSCI)

2.      Wong, C.Y., Hsieh, Y.C., Hu, M.C. and C.Y. Wu. 2017. Academic Entrepreneurship for Social Innovation: The Cases of OurCityLove Platform and Forest App. Science, Technology & Society (accepted, forthcoming). (SSCI)

3.      Hu, M.C., Hsu, W.C. and Wu, C. Y. 2017. Why is growth more difficult to achieve for biopharmaceutical latecomer firms? Evidence from Taiwan. Science, Technology & Society (accepted, forthcoming). (SSCI)

4.      Hu, M.C., Kang, J.S. and Wu, C.Y. 2017. Determinants of profiting from innovation activities: comparisons between technological leaders and latecomers. Technological Forecasting and Social Change 116, 223-236. (SSCI) (IF: 2.678, 4/55 Planning Development (2015))

5.      Hu, M.C. and Mathews, J.A. 2016. Taiwan’s green shift – prospects and challenges. The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus 14 (19/2), available on-line on October 1, 2016 at:

6.      Hu, M.C., Wadin, J., Lo, H.C., and Huang, C. Y. 2016. Transformation into an eco-city: lessons from the three Asian cities. Journal of Cleaner Production 123, 77-87. (IF: 3.844, Multidisciplinary Science (2014)) (SCI)

7.      Hu, M.C., Wu, C.Y.*, and Shih, T. 2015. Creating a New Socio-Technical Regime in China: Evidence from the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City. Futures 70, 1-12 (leading article). (IF: 0.995, Economics 136/333 (2013)) (SCI)

8.      Mathews, J.A., Hu, M.C., and Wu, C.Y. 2015. Are the land and other resources required for total substitution of fossil fuel power systems impossibly large? Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews 46, 257-281. (IF: 5.510, Multidisciplinary Science, 6/83 (2013)) (SCI)

9.      Hu, M.C., Phillips, Y. F., Wu, C.Y.*, and Wang, S. H. 2015. The influence of the technological regime on the global light-emitting diode industry: lessons from innovative leaders and latecomers. Innovation, Management, Policy and Practice 17(1), 91-114. (IF: 0.439, Management: 147/172 (2013)) (SSCI).

10.  Wong, C. Y., Hu, M.C., and Shiu, J.W. 2015. Governing the Economic Transition: How Taiwan Transformed its Industrial System to Attain Virtuous Cycle Development. Review of Policy Research (SSCI, accepted) (IF: 1.087, Political Science, 49/157 (2013))

11.  Wong, C. Y., Hu, M.C., and Shiu, J.W. 2015. Collaboration between Public Research Institutes and Universities: the Case of the Industry Technology Research Institute (Taiwan). Science, Technology & Society (SSCI, accepted) (IF: 0.194, Management: 167/172 (2013))

12.  Mathews, J.A.*, Hu, M.C., Wu, C.Y. 2014. Concentrating Solar Power: A Renewable Energy Frontier. Carbon Management 5(3), 293-308. (IF: 1.722, Environmental Science, 105/216 (2013)) (SSCI/SCI)

13.  Wu, C.Y., Hu, M.C.*, and Mathews, J.A. 2014. Technology: Internal factors drive Chinese patent surge. Correspondence, Nature 509, 427. (IF: 42.351, Multidisciplinary Science: 1/55 (2013)) (SCI)

14.  Hu, M.C.* 2014. Antecedents for the Adoption of New Technology in Emerging Wireless Cities: Comparisons between Singapore and Taipei. Regional Studies 48(4), 665-679. (IF: 1.756, Economics: 59/332; Environment studies: 25/96; Geography: 14/76 (2013)) (SSCI)

15.  Hu, M.C., and Hung, S.C*. 2014. Taiwan's pharmaceuticals: A failure of the sectoral system of innovation? Technological Forecasting and Social Change 88, 162-176. (IF: 1.959, Planning & Development: 9/55 (2013)) (SSCI).

16.  Shiu, J.W., Wong, C. Y. and Hu, M.C. 2014. The dynamic effect of knowledge capitals in the public research institute: insights from patenting analysis of ITRI (Taiwan) and ETRI (Korea). Scientometrics 98 (3), 2051-2068. (IF: 2.274, Information Science & Library Science: 8/83 (2013)) (SSCI & SCI).

17.  Hu, M.C.*, Wu, C.Y., Lee, J. H., and Lu, Y.C. 2014. The influence of knowledge source and ambidexterity in the thin film transistor and liquid crystal display industry: Evidence from Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. Scientometrics 99(2), 233-260. (IF: 2.274, Information Science & Library Science: 8/83; (2013)) (SSCI & SCI)

18.  Hu, M.C., Sharif, N., and Barrk, E. 2014. Information technology services: A key knowledge-intensive business service industry in Hong Kong SAR, China. Science, Technology & Society 19(1), 27-55. (IF: 0.194, Management: 167/172 (2013)) (SSCI)

19.  Kastelle, T., Hu, M.C., Dodgson, M. 2013. Editorial: Innovation in Taiwan: What is next? Innovation, Management, Policy and Practice 15(4), 396-404. (IF: 0.439, Management: 147/172 (2013)) (SSCI)

20.  Lee, J. H., Hancock, M.G. and M.C. Hu. 2013. Toward an effective framework for building smart cities: lessons from Seoul and San Francisco. Technological Forecasting and Social Change (IF: 1.959, Planning & Development: 9/55 (2013)) (SSCI, accepted, forthcoming). Available online 3 October 2013 at:

21.  Mathews, J.A. and Hu, M.C.* 2013. Renewable Energy vs. Nuclear Power: Taiwan’s energy future in light of Chinese, German and Japanese experience since 3.11. The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus 11(23/4), available on-line on June 10, 2013 at: (Listed as the top 10 downloaded paper in 2013).

22.  Mathews, A., Hu, M.C., and Wu, C.Y. 2013. Concentrating Solar Power – China’s New Solar Frontier. The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus 11(21/2), available on-line on May 27, 2013 at:

23.  Hu, M. C.* 2012. Technological innovation capabilities in the thin film transistor-liquid crystal display industries of Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. Research Policy 41(3), 541-555. (IF: 2.598, Planning & Development: 3/55 (2013)) (SSCI).

24.  Hu, M.C.* 2011. Evolution of Knowledge Creation and Diffusion: the Revisit of Taiwan's Hsinchu Science Park. Scientometrics 88(3), 949-977. (IF: 2.274, Information Science & Library Science: 8/83 (2013)) (SSCI & SCI).

25.  Hu, M.C.* and Phillips, F. 2011. Technological evolution and interdependence in China’s emerging biofuel industry. Technological Forecasting and Social Change 78, 1130-1146. (IF: 1.959, Planning & Development: 9/55 (2013)) (SSCI).

26.  Mathews, J.A., Hu, M.C., and Wu, C.Y. 2011. Fast-follower Industrial Dynamics: The Case of Taiwan’s Emergent Solar Photovoltaic Industry. Industry and Innovation 18(2), 177-202. (IF: 1.116, Management: 90/172 (2013)) (SSCI)

27.  Hu, M.C.*, Hung, S.C., and Gao, J. 2011. Emerging technologies in emerging markets: introduction to the special section. Technological Forecasting and Social Change 78(7), 1101-1103. (IF: 1.959, Planning & Development: 9/55, (2013)) (SSCI)

28.  Hu, M.C.* and Wu, C.Y. 2011. Exploring Technological Innovation Trajectories through Latecomers: Evidence from Taiwan’s Bicycle Industry. Technology Analysis & Strategic Management 23(4), 433-452. (IF: 0.841, Management: 117/172 (2013)) (SSCI).

29.  Hu, M.C.* and Mathews, J.A. 2009. Estimating the Innovation Effects of University-Industry-Government Linkages: the Case of Taiwan. Journal of Management & Organization 15(2), 138-154. (IF: 0.324, Management: 163/172 (2013)) (SSCI)

30.  Hu, M.C.* 2009. Developing Entrepreneurial Universities in Taiwan: the Effect of Research Funding Sources. Science, Technology & Society 14(1), 56-68. (IF: 0.194, Management: 167/172 (2013)) (SSCI) 

31.  Hu, M.C.* and Mathews, J.A. 2008. China’s National Innovative Capacity. Research Policy 37(9), 1465-1479. (IF: 2.598, Planning & Development: 3/55 (2013)) (SSCI)

32.  Hu, M.C.* 2008. Knowledge Flows and Innovation Capability: Patenting Trajectory of Taiwan's Thin Film Transistor-Liquid Crystal Display Industry. Technological Forecasting and Social Change 75(9), 1423-1438. (IF: 1.959, Planning & Development: 9/55, (2013)) (SSCI)

33.  Dodgson, M., Mathews, J., Kastelle, T. and Hu, M.C. 2008. The Evolving Nature of Taiwan’s National Innovation System: The Case of Biotechnology Innovation Networks. Research Policy 37(3), 430-445. (IF: 2.598, Planning & Development: 3/55 (2013)) (SSCI)

34.  Yan, H.D. and Hu, M.C. 2008. Strategic Entrepreneurship and the Growth of the Firm: the Case of Taiwan's Bicycle Industry. Global Business and Economics Review 10(1), 11-34. (EconLit)

35.  Zheng, C. and Hu, M.C. 2007. Challenge to ICT manpower Planning Under the Economic Restructured: Empirical Evidence From the MNCs in Singapore and Taiwan. Technological Forecasting and Social Change 74(7), 834-853. (IF: 1.959, Planning & Development: 9/55, (2013)) (SSCI)

36.  Hu, M.C.*, Zheng. C. and Lamond, D. 2007. Recruitment and Retention of ICT Skills Among MNCs in Taiwan. Chinese Management Studies 1(2), 78-92. (IF: 0.338, Management: 161/172; (2013)) (SSCI)

37.  Mathews, J.A. and Hu , M.C. 2007. Enhancing the Role of Universities in Building National Innovative Capacity in Asia: The Case of Taiwan. World Development 25, 245-264. (IF: 1.733, Planning & Development: 10/55, (2013)) (SSCI)

38.  Hu, M.C.* and Tseng, C.Y. 2007. Technological Interdependence and Knowledge Diffusion in the Building of National Innovative Capacity: the Role of Taiwan's Chemical Industry. Technological Forecasting & Social Change 74(3), 298-312. (IF: 1.959, Planning & Development: 9/55, (2013)) (SSCI)

39.  Hu, M.C.* and Tsai, C.T., 2006. Building external network on intellectual property through joint R&D service outsourcing: the case of Taiwan's SMEs. IEEE, Technology Management for the Global Future 2(8-13), 732 – 739. (EI)

40.  Hu, M.C. and Mathews, J.A. 2005. National Innovative Capacity in East Asia. Research Policy 34(9), 1322-1349. (IF: 2.598, Planning & Development: 3/55 (2013)) (SSCI)

(2)  Book Chapter

1.      Wu, C.Y. and Hu, M.C.* 2018. University- Industry- Government Linkages: The Case of Taiwan. Chapter 8, Universities in the National Innovation Systems: Experiences from Asia-Pacific, In Edited: V.V. Krishna. Routledge Publisher, Taylor and Francis Group, London.

2.      Hu, M.C.* 2015. Industrial Dynamics: Patenting Perspectives. In: James D. Wright (editor-in-chief), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, Vol 11, pp. 834–842, Oxford: Elsevier.

3.      Pavitt, K., and Hu, M.C.* 2015. Research and Development in Organizations. In: James D. Wright (editor-in-chief), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, Vol 20. Oxford: Elsevier. pp. 496–501.

4.      Zheng, C., Wang, B. X., and Hu, M.C. 2015. New Chinese Entrepreneurs: Perspectives of Confucian Attributes and Social Settings. Edited by Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos, Chapter 2, Technological Solutions for Sustainable Business Practice in Asia, pp. 19-35. IGI Publisher, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

5.      Hu, M.C.*, Wong, C.Y. and Lo, H. C. 2015. The Trajectory of Taiwan's Industrial Development: Innovation Policy, Performance, and Future Challenges for a Latecomer. Chapter 3, Innovation Policy in Asia – the Digital Challenge. World Scientific Publishing, New Jersey, U.S.A. (forthcoming).

6.      Hu, M.C.* and Wu, C. Y. 2014. Giant Bicycle and King Liu. The Handbook of East Asian Entrepreneurship. Routledge Publisher, Taylor & Francis Group, United Kingdom. (accepted, forthcoming).

7.      Hu, M.C.* 2014. Technological Catching-up in East Asia. International Economic Development: Leading Issues and Challenges. In edited: Fu-Lai Tony Yu, Wai-Kee Yuen and Diana S. Kwan. Chapter 5, Routledge Publisher, Taylor & Francis Group, United Kingdom.

8.      Yu, F. L. and Hu, M.C. 2012. Giants: Taiwan’s World Brand Bicycle. Chapter 6, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development of Taiwan. Springer Publisher, New York, USA.

9.      Hu, M.C. and Yan, H.D. 2012. Strategic entrepreneurship and the growth of the firm: the case of Taiwan’s bicycle industry. Chapter 9, The Making of Taiwan’s Economic Miracles: Successful Entrepreneurship in Theories and Practices, In Edited: Yu, F. Y., Yan, H.D., and Chen, C.Y. Global Research Publications, New Delhi, India.

10.  Hu, M.C.* and Mathews, J.A., 2010. Evolution of China’s National Innovation System and Its Challenges in Technological Development, Part Six: National Innovation System, Encyclopedia of Technology and Innovation Management, In Edited: Narayanan, VK and O'Connor, C.G., Wiley-Blackwell Publisher, United Kingdom.

11.  Hu, M.C.*, Liu, C. H., and Wu, C.Y. 2010. The Causes of Developing a Wireless City: Singapore versus Taipei (Taiwan). Chapter 9, Strategic Pervasive Computing for Business: Trends and Applications, In Ed. by Godara, V. IGI Global Publisher, USA.

12.  Hu, M.C.*, 2007. Industry and Knowledge Evolution: the Case of Taiwan’s Flat Panel Display Industry, Chapter 8, Taiwan’s Economic Transformation in Evolutionary Perspective: Entrepreneurship, Innovation Systems and Government. In Ed. by Yu, F.L. Nova Science Publishers, New York, USA.

13.  Mathews, J.A., and Hu, M.C., 2007. Universities and Public Research Institutions as Drivers of Economic Development in Asia, Chapter 5, How Universities Promote Economic Growth. In Ed. by Yusuf, S. and Nabeshima, K. World Bank, Washington DC. USA.


 (3)   Other publication

1.          Hu, M.C. and Mathews, J.A. (2016). Taiwan’s green shift. Taipei Times, October 24, 2016, Taiwan.

2.      Hu, M.C. and Mathews, J.A. (2016). Taiwan’s green shift. Taipei Times, October 24, 2016, Taiwan.

3.      Mathews, J.A. and Hu, M.C. (2013). Taiwan’s opportunity to supply green technologies to China. Financial Times. Letters, April 11, 2013, the US.

4.      Mathews, J.A. and Hu, M.C. (2013). China key to Taiwan energy crisis. Taipei Times, April 15, 2013, Taiwan.

5.      Mathews, J.A. and Hu, M.C. (2013). Taiwan ignoring renewable lessons from mainland China. China Dialogue, April 24, 2013, China.



Industry Service Experience (2008-2017)

2014 - present  Ship and Ocean Industries R&D Center (Intellectual Property Adviser)

2012 – present   Chih-Fa Science Company (consulting member)      

2012 - present   Yaching Design Company (consultant)


Research and Industry Projects (-2017)

Funding Agency

Project Title


MOST (Taiwan)

Business Models Research Center for Asian Silicon Valley: Linking IoT Applications into the Southeastern Asian Markets (1/4)

201706 - 201805

MOST (Taiwan)

Innovation Dilemma and Transformation: the Perspective of the Latecomers

201608 - 201907

ITRI (Taiwan)

Developmental Trend and Market Opportunities of India’s Display and Mobile Device

201605 - 201612

ITRI (Taiwan)

Taiwan’s Strategies for Industrial and S&T Collaboration with Indonesia and India

201604 - 201612

ITRI (Taiwan)

Business models for the E-papers

201409 - 201412

Lund University (Sweden)

Business models for building a sustainable eco-city

201401 - 201507

MOST (Taiwan)

Strategizing in the Regional System of Innovation: East Asian, China, and Globalization

201308 - 201607

Leiden University

(The Netherlands)

University Industry Collaboration Project

201306 - 201407

ITRI (Taiwan)

Disruptive Biobutanol Technology: Pre-entry Strategy

201306 - 201310

Elsevier Publisher (U.K.)

International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences: Industrial Dynamics: Patenting Perspectives


Yosei University (Korea)

Toward an Effective Framework for Building Smart Cities: A Comparative Study


NSC (Taiwan)

The 9th National Science and Technology Forum – the Preliminary Research


VisEra Co. (Taiwan)

LED Collaboration Advantage and Business Model Optimization in Chinese Market


NSC (Taiwan)

Latecomers’ Strategy: the Cases of Flat Panel Displays and Renewable Energy Industries


National Social Science Council (Australia)

Innovation Models in Taiwanese and Chinese companies


MOEA (Taiwan)

Innovation Strategy for the Energy Industry


NSC (Taiwan)

Measures and Indexes in the Science and Technology Innovation System


NSC (Taiwan)

The Fast Followership of Taiwan’s Emerging Solar Photovoltaic Industry


NSC (Taiwan)

S&T Policy Forum


NSC (Taiwan)

S&T Policy Supporting System and Mechanism


Savantas Institute (Hong Kong)

Hong Kong IT Services Survey


NSC (Taiwan)

The Effect of University-Industry-Government Linkage on Naitonal Innovation System (3-year)


ITRI (Taiwan)

Interdisciplinary Manpower Flows in Taiwan


NSC (Taiwan)

Knowledge Flows in Reinforcing the National Innovation System: the Case of Flat Panel Display Industry


NSC (Taiwan)

Bridging the Telecommunication Industry in Taiwan –SOP Process


Feng Chia University (Taiwan)

Entrepreneurship and Taiwan’s Economic Growth


ITRI (Taiwan)

Industry Restructure under the Globalization: the Role of the Small Country


World Bank (United Nations, USA)

Examining the role of the university in the built of national innovative capacity: the case of Taiwan


Gania IP Co.

Integrated Services in the R&D Outsourcing


ITRI (Taiwan)

Technology Interdependence and Diffusion Effect in Taiwan’s Chemical Industry



Academic Experiences



Advisory Editor, Research Policy (SSCI) (2014-2017)

Technological Forecasting and Social Change(SSCI)(2015-present)

Innovation, Management, Policy and Practice(SSCI)(2013-present)

Technological Forecasting and Social Change(SSCI)(2011-2014)

Advisory Editor

Associate Editor

Associate Editor

Editorial Advisory Board

University of Malaya (Malaysia) (2014-2017)

University External Advisor

Innovation, Management, Policy and Practice(SSCI)(2012-2013)

Guest Editor

Technological Forecasting and Social Change (SSCI)(2010-2011)

Guest Editor

Research Policy (2006-present)(SSCI)


World Development (2011-present)(SSCI)


Scientometrics (2011-present)(SSCI & SCI)


Development and Change (2010-present)(SSCI)


Asian Pacific Journal of Management (2009-present)(SSCI)


Global Economics Review (2012-present)(SSCI)


International Journal of Technology Management (2007-present)(SSCI)


Journal of Industry and Innovation(2009-present)(SSCI)


Journal of Technological Analysis & Strategic Management(2009-present)(SSCI)


Chemical Today(2009)


International Journal of Creativity and Innovation Management(2008)


International Journal of Economics and Management(2008)(SSCI)


International Congress on Pervasive Computing and Management(ICPCM2008-2009)


International Journal of Manufacturing and Technology (2007)