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Taiwan Economic Research Monthly
Smart innovation strategies for small and medium-sized enterprises in the pandemic era
In the face of epidemic-related control measures and changes in consumption patterns, small and medium-sized enterprises such as wholesale and retail, life services, logistics and distribution, and leisure and entertainment have derived new services such as zero-touch, cloud services and computing, and e-commerce. In view of the fact that small and medium-sized enterprises still face changes in corporate culture and thinking, the use of data, the promotion of cooperation between enterprises, and the transformation of goods and services in the promotion of smart innovation would be crucial. We referred to small and medium-sized enterprises in Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan as case studies. Studies showed that AI technology, digital tools, and data digitization are used to improve the manpower requirements of the production process under the epidemic, and strengthen the operational flexibility in response to changes in the demand side.