||As a new economy emerges, driven mainly by information technology, we have seen global expansion and prosperous development from the United States. During the last 10 years, research into the increasingly important issues posed by globalization has been carried out in all divisions of the social sciences. As a widely accepted and used concept, however, the word “globalization” does not guarantee a greater understanding of the world. An existing analytical structure still dominates studies of globalization, and it reveals that current standpoints and mindsets of specific academic disciplines have caused many debates. For example, Held et al (2001：3-19) proposed five major controversial globalization issues worthy of study: “conceptualization of globalization”, “causal relationships of globalization”, “definition of the globalization period”, “impact and influence of globalization”, and “trace the development of globalization”. This study focuses on how Taiwan’s science and industrial parks affect Taiwan’s domestic economy and vision with their positioning, transformation, and future development in the competitive global market. China’s gigantic and attractive market and Taiwan’s current political limitations mean that globalization and regional coopetition are indivisible issues for the purposes of this research. Science parks in Asia have become a fast-rising clustering phenomenon as the largest in the world in this new century, and one result has been Taiwan’s success in the global electronics (wafer fab) industry. |
Currently there are three major science (industrial) parks in Taiwan, located (by order of establishment) in Hsin-chu, Tainan, and Taichung. All three are important bases of Taiwan’s scientific industry. The contribution of these parks to Taiwan’s GDP has increased in each of the 26 years of their development. This study aims to reconstruct the competition model of Taiwan’s science parks from the view point of data processing. This research will also analyze the maintenance of Taiwan’s economic advantages and influence of these government-supported parks’ development mechanism on the nation’s economy in the midst of a fast-changing global business environment, in the hope of continuous, excellent innovation and performance.