The risk of climate and environmental changes has made the development of green energy a key trend. In this issue we focus on the development of energy-related industries, providing you with case studies as references.
The formulation of national and governmental policies is often an important factor which influences the industry’s development. In the article ”The Impact of Government Policies on Business Models in the Photovoltaic Industry,” the writer analyses the photovoltaic industry as a whole, its growth process as well as the related policies in the countries that played a main role in developing solar technology. He discussed the impact of national policies on development trends, and proposed strategies for new operating models in the photovoltaic industry.
In the article ”2015 PV Industry Competitiveness Forecast Based on Taiwan, China, Japan and Korea,” the writer transformed Porter's diamond model into a indicator-dimension design and added regional competiveness WEF and IMD indexes. He merged 25-30 micro-indexes for monitoring and comparing at world level. The results of multiple expert surveys were aggregated in order to assess the competitiveness of photovoltaic industries in Taiwan.
Companies strive to improve customer relationships, thereby strengthening their competitive edge. In the case study ”Enhancing Technical Services for Customer Relationship Management: A Case of Solar Cell Equipment Agent Supplier,” the writer analyses the dimensions of the supplier's equipment maintenance, product process and integrated technical services by using the effectiveness of their customer relationship management as an index, which includes the level of customer satisfaction, customer loyalty and customer advantages.
Energy efficiency and reduction of CO2 emissions are important themes of Taiwan’s energy policy. The article “A Study of the ESCO Operating Model in Taiwan” explains the relationship between the energy service companies (ESCO) as well as the benefits of saving energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. He also studied 3 types of ESCO operations and business models in our country, namely, 'Super ESCO', 'ESP Alliance' and 'Individual ESCO'.
Those responsible for enterprise operations management sometimes face vital decisions. The article “Selling ASE” discusses the acquisition of ASE Group. The writer described the development of the semiconductor industry in Taiwan, ASE Group's background and expansion strategies, and background information relating to development plans in Mainland China. Facing the private placement fund and the acquisition of ASE Group, this case study directs thoughts towards the impact on the industry as a whole, and the influence on the growth of the company itself.
Each of these articles has a different focus. Each looks at the photovoltaic industry from the perspectives of policy, industry development, and the competitiveness index. These diversified analyses can be further applied to enterprise operation management. The case studies stress the rapidly changing environment facing the modern industry, and suggest possible responses. We believe they will be a valuable reference to our readers. We will maintain our commitment to continuous improvement and keep pursuing these missions in the future.
English to Japanese: The Adverse Effects Mostly a Perception General field: Bus/Financial Detailed field: Finance (general)
Source text - English The Adverse Effects Mostly a Perception
While it is true the Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted by more than 5% following
the S&P’s announcement of the U.S. credit rating downgrade on 8 August 2011, we
witnessed over the same period U.S. Treasury bonds across the board of all durations
make an unprecedented rally, breaking the 10-year bond yield below 1.9% from a
recent high of over 3% (there is an inverse correlation between bond prices and yields;
when the bond price rises, the bond yield drops.) as investors all the world over went
wild on a frenzied buying spree into U.S. Government bonds. The perception had it that
a downgrade would drive up borrowing costs for the U.S. Government, costing
taxpayers tens of billions a year for debt servicing; nevertheless, the reality on the
ground taking shape has been diametrically different from what had been perceived.
The fact reveals that there are more people buying into than exiting from the U.S.
assets; the lowering of long bond yields are instead pushing down the U.S. funding
costs, highly advantageous to corporate America.
English to Chinese: Uncle Tom's Cabin General field: Art/Literary Detailed field: Poetry & Literature
Source text - English She was one of the blackest of her race; and her round shining eyes, glittering as glass beads, moved
with quick and restless glances over everything in the room. Her mouth, half open with
astonishment at the wonders of the new Mas'r's parlor, displayed a white and brilliant set of teeth.
Her woolly hair was braided in sundry little tails, which stuck out in every direction. The expression
of her face was an odd mixture of shrewdness and cunning, over which was oddly drawn, like a
kind of veil, an expression of the most doleful gravity and solemnity. She was dressed in a single
filthy, ragged garment, made of bagging; and stood with her hands demurely folded before her.
Altogether, there was something odd and goblin-like about her appearance,--something, as Miss
Ophelia afterwards said, "so heathenish," as to inspire that good lady with utter dismay; and turning
to St. Clare, she said,
"Augustine, what in the world have you brought that thing here for?"