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Formulating Assessment Indices and Strategies for the Transition to Local Industrial Development in Taoyuan City, Taiwan

Department of Architecture and Urban Design, Chinese Culture University, Taipei 11114, Taiwan
Department of Urban Development, University of Taipei, Taipei 11153, Taiwan
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Academic Editor: Tan Yigitcanlar
Sustainability 2017, 9(3), 364;
Received: 26 October 2016 / Revised: 25 February 2017 / Accepted: 27 February 2017 / Published: 2 March 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Sustainable Urban and Rural Development)
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Local industries are crucial for enhancing urban competitiveness and are closely related to national economic performance. To sustainably develop local industries, a set of assessment indices should be formulated in addition to factors such as geographical environments, cultural history, development processes, and industrial structures for governments to promote development policies while satisfying the goal of sustainable industrial development. This study first adopted the fuzzy Delphi method to construct the indices for assessing local industrial development, referred to the action plans for the six key industries formulated by the Executive Yuan of Taiwan, and subsequently integrated the analytic hierarchy process and analytic network process to determine the order of priority for policies facilitating local industrial development for future reference. The results indicated that infrastructure, innovative research and development, and government policies are crucial bases for local industrial development. Furthermore, this study adopted Taoyuan to verify these indices and compiled expert suggestions to indicate that the government should prioritize the development of the biotechnology, green energy, and medical care industries. When developing local industries in the future, a set of assessment standards and policy analyses should be established for the government to enhance local industrial development and thus increase international competitive advantages by fully ascertaining the factors for industrial success and the characteristics of local advantages. View Full-Text
Keywords: local industry; fuzzy delphi method; analytic network process local industry; fuzzy delphi method; analytic network process

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Pan, Y.-C.; Chiu, Y.-H. Formulating Assessment Indices and Strategies for the Transition to Local Industrial Development in Taoyuan City, Taiwan. Sustainability 2017, 9, 364.

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