Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) Taiwan General Manager Elbert Man’s people-centric outlook on life and work is a perfect match for the pharmaceutical industry. Man emphasizes transparency, respect for boundaries, and healthy debate as essential to fostering high-performing teams, a philosophy that has helped him advance through several country manager roles at international pharma companies.   Outside…

By Courtney Donovan Smith Taishang Factories Disrupted by COVID-19 Taiwanese manufacturers in China, particularly those based in Shanghai and neighboring Kunshan, have suffered plant closures and supply chain issues due to China’s “dynamic zero-COVID” policies and the extended lockdown of the Shanghai region, widespread disruptions to trucking within China, and delays at the port of…

By Hannah Chang, Commonwealth Magazine Ambitions to manufacture in the U.S. closer to major customers have led TSMC to set up shop in America. The project and related supply chain relocation pose numerous challenges, from cost control to talent recruitment and management techniques in a different culture. Michelle Chang, director of the Taiwanese Chambers of…

As Taiwan aims to decrease air pollution with greener transportation options, scooter-sharing companies are leveraging the power of the circular economy to maximize utilization rates while seeking to turn rider data into business insights. Scooters afford city dwellers a number of benefits – small, agile, and fast, they provide riders with a convenient means of…

Modeled after a hit reality TV show in the West, Dragons’ Chamber Taiwan provides a platform for foreigner-owned enterprises to test the feasibility of their business ideas by pitching them to experienced entrepreneurs. Participants – even those who are not successful – find the experience invaluable. In the U.S. and some other countries, immigrants are…

To capture a greater share of the booming digital assets business, Taiwan needs more comprehensive regulation and proactive government support for the industry. During his four years in office, former Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) legislator Jason Hsu spoke of turning Taiwan into a “crypto nation.” It was always a long shot; the island’s financial services…