Using the Patent Analysis to Examine the Future Development Trend of the Life Cycle of Taiwan’s Fitness Equipment and Bicycle Industries

Global J. Bus. Soc. Sci. Review 6 (1) 37 – 43 (2018)

7 Pages Posted: 13 May 2018

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Ming-Han Chiang

National Tainan Junior College of Nursiny of West Central Dist.

Li-Wei Liu

Chaoyang University of Technology

Cheng-Yu Tsai

Aletheia University - Department of Sports

Yi-Liang Yeh

Independent

Date Written: February 24, 2018

Abstract

Objective – This study aims to analyse the current situation of Taiwan’s fitness equipment and bicycle industries, to compare their future development. As a result of globalization and the trend of the knowledge economy, patent information can be used to predict the trend of these industries.

Methodology/Technique – This study uses M-Trends as a research tool. The scope of the study is the number of patents issued between 1996 and 2015.

Findings – The research results show that the technology lifecycle of the fitness equipment and bicycle industries are both mature.

Novelty – This study analyzes the life cycle of Taiwan’s fitness equipment and bicycle industries through EXCEL, to build a patent figure, and compare the technology life cycle to show Taiwan’s fitness equipment and bicycle industries in the technology lifecycle phase.

Type of Paper: Empirical.

Keywords: Patents; M-Trends; Fitness Equipment Industry; Bicycle Industry; Taiwan

JEL Classification: L62, Z23

Suggested Citation

Chiang, Ming-Han and Liu, Li-Wei and Tsai, Cheng-Yu and Yeh, Yi-Liang, Using the Patent Analysis to Examine the Future Development Trend of the Life Cycle of Taiwan’s Fitness Equipment and Bicycle Industries (February 24, 2018). Global J. Bus. Soc. Sci. Review 6 (1) 37 – 43 (2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3147655

Ming-Han Chiang

National Tainan Junior College of Nursiny of West Central Dist.

Tainan City
Taiwan

Li-Wei Liu (Contact Author)

Chaoyang University of Technology ( email )

No. 168, Jifong E. Rd., Wufong Township
Taichung County, Taiwan 41349
Taiwan

Cheng-Yu Tsai

Aletheia University - Department of Sports

Tainan City
Taiwan

Yi-Liang Yeh

Independent

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