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Pushing the Boundary of the Triple Helix: An Action Research by a Cultural and Educational Foundation

Ding-Bang LUH and OTTAVIA
IJCCI volume 1, issue 2, March 2014

This article introduces project initiatives taken by the Sayling Wen Cultural and Educational Foundation to demonstrate the role of a non-governmental, non-profit, and nonacademic organization (a social agent) in industry development. The Foundation focuses on the development of human talent to support industry and organizes a wide range of activities to further its causes, from a national writing competition to promote literacy to an international conference to pool recent studies related to service innovation. In 2013, the SLW Foundation conducted two project initiatives to promote CCI development and prepare the human talent necessary to support the industries. The SLW Foundation executed the “Action Plan for Inspiring Young Successors and Executives” and the “2013 Wise Team Competition”. The former was intended to empower young business successors and executives who would be future business leaders, while the latter was meant to inspire high school and university students, the future workforce, to better understand their personality qualities. With an increasing number of social agencts willing to play a role in industry development, these two initiatives may be seen as examples of actions taken by a social agent to support industry development.


Keywords: Human Capital, Non-profit organization, Triple Helix


Category: Glocal Perspective