理想國的磚塊 : 當盲目民粹遇到審議民主
朱雲鵬等 
五南出版社 
2017 

一人一票的選舉制度發展至今,在許多國家都產生了難解的問題:在媒體煽情的助威下,是否走向盲目民粹政治?政治人物的首要技能是否在於表演,民主政治應有的理性討論程序在那裡?短期救急政策凌駕於長期發展政策之上,導致國家債台高築,如何解決?雖然一人一票,真正有政治影響力的,是否只限於少數家族和團體,所以表象為民主,實際為寡頭政治?可否改進民主制度,來克服這些現象?有沒有其他的制度可供學習或選擇?這些制度最後會朝同一方向演進嗎?   本書所稱「理想國」,是引用柏拉圖的書名來探討群體治理模式,從而試圖對於以上各問題,提供一個民主制度運作的另一選項。具體而言,本書所聚焦介紹的「審議式民調」,是群體治理模式優質化中一個可以被考慮的單元,好比磚頭是整棟建築的一個單元,故書名稱為《理想國的磚塊...     

 
 
 
 
  解密中國跨境電商
呂建毅 
經瑋文化 
2016 

何謂跨境電商? 在排除數位落差的理想情況下,網路無國界的特性,讓電子商務從誕生那天起,即是跨境、跨國界的架構;但在現實世界中,由於存在不同國界,也讓真實世界的進出口貿易受到國界地理限制。 「跨境」,即是為了打破國界。 中國跨境電商經境規模預計在2016年達到6.5萬億人民幣的市場規模,整個跨境電商產業鏈所關係到的金額及就業機會更是驚人,在現今台灣與中國大陸貿易依存度這麼高的現實情況,台灣很多業者有著參與中國進口跨境電商產業的緊迫性需求,並認為這是一個新興市場的發展機會。相關數據一再顯示中國大陸一般貿易進出口額度逐年下降,經濟疲軟,中國政府在政策上是大力推動跨境電子商務產業,從國際角度觀察,這是中國變相性的向全世界開放進口大門,試想在沒有類似FTA的情況下,部分的台灣商品、日本商品、美國商品及其他世界各國的商品,可以有條件的免稅進入到中國保稅區存放,並在有限的條件下透過電商販售商品給中國大陸消費市場,而這些商品的稅率比一般貿易的還要低... 

 
 
 
 
  Corporate social responsibility and sustainable development : social capital and corporate development in developing economies
Risa Bhinekawati 
Routledge 
2017 

Many different companies can significantly contribute to the integrated goals and targets of the United Nations’ sustainable development goals, such as poverty reduction by 2030. Poverty is not only about people living on less than $1.25 per day, but more fundamentally, it is their lack of capabilities and access to participate in productive economic activities. If companies can contribute in order to provide access and the necessary skills, then individuals will have the capabilities to achieve their aspirations, including earning a higher income. Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development supports Sen’s assertions that poverty can be alleviated if the capability of individuals is improved. Beyond that, this book shows that sustainable development goals can be achieved when the company’s CSR programs and social capital development in improving people’s capabilities are combined with necessary finance access and market access for the poor...  

 
 
 
 
  Strategic corporate social responsibility : sustainable value creation
David Chandler 
SAGE 
2017 

I’ve been using this text to support learning in two classes I teach, Managing for Sustainability and Global Corporate Social Responsibility. I found it to be a strong support for my approach, which involves situation studies and roundtable discussions pertinent to each course. David Chandler’s approach works well for many reasons. • Current discussions in our US government particularly render it difficult to focus on public policy influences on sustainability and social responsibility, or to promote ethical actions based on altruism. Business administration students may be biased toward a tendency to perceive profits as paramount, and non-business students attracted to the course topics may end up affirming one another’s perceived goodness without learning how to negotiate corporate-influenced environments. • A vision of perfection may supplant the good that can come of more strategic CSR approaches...