Why Aren’t Social Businesses Booming in Taiwan?

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By: Olivia Yang

‘I’ve seen many Taiwanese social businesses trying very hard and are doing a good

Professor Shen Chien-wen and David A. Hall. Photo Credit: Olivia Yang/The News

job, but the international community doesn’t see their efforts.’

“I think many social businesses in Taiwan think that if they share a portion of their profit to the general public then they are a social business. But they are not. The mission of these companies should be related to social problems and all profit should be reinvested.”

Professor Shen Chien-wen (沈建文) says this with a firm and serious tone. He has been teaching at the Department of Business Administration at National Central University (NCU) since 2009, and is also director of the Yunus Social Business Centre (YSBC) at NCU.    [FULL  STORY]

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