Dr. Cheng Fan

Fraunhofer Institute for
Systems and Innovation Research ISI

Experience

Academic Background

1992-1994: Institute of Business Administration, College of Management, National Taiwan University (NTU) Degree: M.B.A.

1999-2003: Scholarship holder for high-talented students at the "Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS, Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation, the Foundation of CDU)

1999-2004: Ph.D. program, at the Chair of Economic Policy and Development Economics, School of Business and Economics, Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU). Title of the dissertation: "An Institutional Analysis of Taiwan’s Economic Development Policy". Degree: Dr. rer. pol.

2004-2005: Post-Doc-Research, at the Institute of Economic Sciences, Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, FAU
Title of the research project: "Does the Industrial Policy Enhance the Competitiveness of an Industrial Sector? – A Case Study about the Development of the Semiconductor Industry in Taiwan"

2005-2008: Habilitation (Post-Doctoral lecture qualification) program, at the Institute of Economic Sciences, Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, FAU. Title of the Habilitation-project: "The Development of the Semiconductor Industry in China – A Case Study of the High-technology Industrialisation in "Latecomer" Countries in the Context of National System of Economic Learning"

2008-2011: Associate fellow at the European Research Center on Contemporary Taiwan, University Tübingen

Professional Profile

1994-1997: Specialist, Dept. of Planning and Evaluation, at "Taiwan Fuji Xerox Corp.", Taipei, Taiwan

Since October 2008: Freelance researcher at "Institute for Information Industry", Taipei, Taiwan

Since March 2012: Research associate at Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI.

Work Focus

Industrial policy, national competitiveness, innovation policy, application of innovation systems to new technologies

Academic Teaching

Since 2004 university lecturer at various universities in Bayern and Baden-Württemberg

Publications (selection)

Thielmann, A.; Fan, C.; Friedrichsen, N.; Gnann, T.; Hettesheimer, T.; Hummen, T.; Marscheider-Weidemann, F.; Reiß, T.; Sauer, A.; Wietschel, M. (2014): Energiespeicher für die Elektromobilität - Deutschland auf dem Weg zum Leitmarkt und Leitanbieter? Karlsruhe: Fraunhofer ISI.

Fan, C.; Reiß, T.; Thielman, A. (2014): "Challenge-led"-Innovation in China – das Beispiel Elektromobilität (= Discussion Papers Innovation Systems and Policy Analysis No. 44). Karlsruhe: Fraunhofer ISI.

Fan, C.; Christmann-Budian, S., Seus, S. (2014): Evaluation and Innovation Cooperation between the EU and China. Study for the European Commission DG RTD by Fraunhofer ISI. See also http://ec.europa.eu/research/innovation-union/index_en.cfm?pg=former-expert-groups.

Fan, C.; Kao, S. (2011): Sunrise or Sunset? – the German PV industry: retrospect, presence and future (in Chinese), in Market Intelligence Center, Institute for Information Industry, Taipei, Taiwan.

Fan, C.; Kao, S. (2010): The PV market leader Conergy – its success and failure (in Chinese), in Market Intelligence Center, Institute for Information Industry, Taipei, Taiwan.

Fan, C.; Kao, S. (2009): Q-Cells: the world’s largest PV cells producer – its development and its challenges (in Chinese), in Market Intelligence Center, Institute for Information Industry, Taipei, Taiwan.

Fan, C.; Kao, S. (2008): The renewable energy policy and the development of solar industry in Germany (in Chinese), in Market Intelligence Center, Institute for Information Industry, Taipei, Taiwan.

Fan, C. (2007): Fördert die Industriepolitik die Branchenwettbewerbsfähigkeit? – Fallstudie über die Entwicklung der Halbleiterindustrie in Taiwan, in Kurer, O.; Froehlich, Th.; Thompson, M. R. (Hrsg.): Transformationen im asiatisch-pazifischen Raum: Politik – Kultur – Wirtschaft, Band 3, München, S. 88–117.

Fan, C. (2006): The perspective of the economic reform in Germany (in Chinese), in the biweekly report of international economic actual state of CEPD, ROC, No. 1614, pp. 5–17, Taipei, Taiwan.

Fan, C. (2006): Entwicklung der Halbleiterindustrie in China – Etabliert die chinesische Halbleiterindustrie sich bereits in der „High-Value-Added-Branche“?, IWE Working Paper, Nr. 6, 2006, FAU.

Fan, C. (2005): The political and economic-political change of EU and its impact (in Chinese), in the biweekly report of international economic actual state of CEPD, ROC, No. 1586, pp. 5–17, Taipei, Taiwan.

Fan, C. (2004): Eine ordnungspolitische Analyse der Entwicklungspolitik Taiwans, Dissertation, 2004, Verlag Shaker, Aachen.