University Social Responsibility from the Industrial Value Creation Program Perspective

Ying Jiun Hsieh, Yenchun Jim Wu, Lan Ying Huang, Chia Fen Chang

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The purpose of this study is to explore how the “New type of industry and research chain value creation project” promoted by the Ministry of Science and Technology in Taiwan can help universities to achieve university social responsibility (USR), promote social innovation, and achieve sustainable development. The university social responsibility defined in this study is proposed through literature analysis. The study interviewed three professionals who actually participated in the project and served as core positions. Semi-structured in-depth interviews were conducted. Key findings are drawn as follows. First, the term USR is multifaceted and needs further refinement in light of the changing and dynamic roles of universities. Second, the value creation plan helps universities achieve social responsibility. Third, the value creation team incorporates the concept of university social responsibility into the consideration of development factors, which contributes to the sustainability of the project. Fourth, the value creation plan faces the willingness of participants and the public’s unclear understanding of university social responsibility. Finally, practical benefits include the joy of team members, the cultivation of talents and the dream of having a business.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationManagement and Administration of Higher Education Institutions at Times of Change
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781789736274
ISBN (Print)9781789736281
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1


  • Social innovation
  • Sustainable development
  • University social responsibility (USR)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


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