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Author: 張輝能
Juliyanto
Thesis Title: A Case Study of Aging Innovation in Taiwan: Entrepreneurship On Silver Linings Global
A Case Study of Aging Innovation in Taiwan: Entrepreneurship On Silver Linings Global
Advisor: 劉代洋
Day-Yang Liu
Committee: 陳俊男
Chun-Nan Chen
曾盛恕
Seng-Su Tsang
Degree: 碩士
Master
Department: 管理學院 - 管理學院MBA
School of Management International (MBA)
Thesis Publication Year: 2016
Graduation Academic Year: 104
Language: 英文
Pages: 71
Keywords (in Chinese): aginginnovationagingsolutionsuper-agedsocietysilverliningsglobal
Keywords (in other languages): aging innovation, aging solution, super-aged society, silver linings global
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  • In 2015, the proportion of elderly in Taiwan already reach 12% of the total population. It is expected to reach 20% and Taiwan will become super-aged society on 2025. It means, Taiwan is set to surpass Japan as Asia’s fastest aging nation this decade. Along with the plummeting birth rate and shrinking workforce, Taiwan is facing daunting challenges because of the dramatic demographic change happening in the next 50 years. Yet people are either unaware or unrealistic about the seriousness and the consequences of these issues. Moreover, Taiwan relies heavily on foreign labor for long-term care, resulting in a huge discrepancy between existing services and actual need.

    Most people view these above issues as crises, but Silver Linings Global believe they actually present as great opportunities for Taiwan. With innovative yet affordable technology, Taiwan can lead the pack by creating and developing innovative aging solutions and service models to help address the global aging needs. The main goal is for Taiwan to be the leader in aging innovation.

    ABSTRACT ii ACKNOWLEDGEMENT iii TABLE OF CONTENTS iv LIST OF FIGURES vi LIST OF TABLES vii CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION 1 1.1. Motivation and Background 1 1.2. Research Objectives 3 1.3. Research Content and Flowchart 4 CHAPTER II LITERATURE REVIEW 5 2.1. Entrepreneurship 5 2.2. The Importance and Impact of Innovation 10 2.3. Aging Population: Lessons from Japan 18 CHAPTER III: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 20 3.1. Research Design 20 3.2. Data Sources 21 3.3. Case Interview 22 CHAPTER IV INDUSTRY ANALYSIS 25 4.1. Industry Overview 25 4.1.1. Taiwanese Aging Overview and Implication 25 4.1.2. Foreign Caregiver 28 4.1.3. The Business Development in the Aging Society 32 4.2. Industry Attractiveness 34 4.3. Company Introduction 37 CHAPTER V: CASE ANALYSIS 45 5.1. Motivation to Start Silver Linings Global 45 5.2. Startup Difficulty 48 5.3. SLG Strategic Management 49 5.4. SLG Main Programs 53 5.4.1. SLG Meet-Up 54 5.4.2. SLG Aging Innovation Week 55 5.4.3. 30in30in30 57 5.4.4. Design Challenge Asia 58 5.4.5. Program Quality Assurance and Customer Development 59 5.5. Financial Performance and Forecasting 61 5.6. Challenges in the Future 62 CHAPTER VI: CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS 66 6.1. Conclusions 66 6.2. Research Contribution 67 6.3. Research Limitation 67 6.4. Recommendations for Future Studies 68 REFERENCES 69

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