Case | HBS Case Collection | September 1999 (Revised May 2005)

Taiwan: "Only the Paranoid Survive"

by Bruce R. Scott and James R. Matthews


Taiwan has enjoyed remarkable growth since 1950. This case presents differing views of the role and contribution of the state in this process. Then it explores recent industrial policy in semiconductors.

Keywords: Development Economics; Business and Government Relations; Semiconductor Industry; Taiwan;


Scott, Bruce R., and James R. Matthews. Taiwan: "Only the Paranoid Survive". Harvard Business School Case 700-039, September 1999. (Revised May 2005.)