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Managers at NPD departments of Taiwan consumer electronic industry were interviewed to explore the effects innovation strategy (IS) has on design strategy (DS) and finally on product design characteristics (DC). The fitness of theoretical models and the observed data was examined. A questionnaire survey was conducted. 1300 enterprises in Taiwanconsumer electronic industry were randomly selected as the survey pool. At last, 370 effective questionnaires were collected. Their responses on the questionnaires were analyzed to test the fitness of the model with structural equation modeling analysis (SEM). A proper fitness was found for the correlation theoretical model of IS, DS, DC, and the observed data. In enterprises, IS will influence product DC, and at the same time, IS will influence product DC through DS. Among these three variables, DS serves as an independent variable and intervene variable to DC.
To understand the
health effects of the temporary housing after the September 1999 earthquake
in Taiwan, we conducted the object observation, environmental monitoring,
questionnaire survey, and disease analysis in both spring and autumn seasons to
rate the presence and magnitude of exposures of environmental hazards. In the
hot season more people identified poor ventilation, dampness, hot, odor, and
insecurity as sources of hazards. The health effects on the cervix and vagina,
liver, and respiratory disease assessed by clinic visits were corresponded to
the environmental exposures, and complaints. It was suggested that reducing the
risks to temporary housing residences by means of improving housing
ventilation and providing community security when the permanent housing was
not finished from the experience of Chi-Chi earthquake disaster in Taiwan.