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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2013, Article ID 303850, 15 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/303850
Research Article

Influential Factors and Strategy of Sustainable Product Development under Corporate Social Responsibility in Taiwan

1Graduate School of Design Doctoral Program, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Yunlin County 640, Taiwan
2Department of Product Design, Tung-Fang Design Institute, Kaohsiung 829, Taiwan
3Department of Business Administration, Dayeh University, Changhua City 515, Taiwan

Received 28 September 2013; Accepted 16 October 2013

Academic Editor: Teen-Hang Meen

Copyright © 2013 Jui-Che Tu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

This study aimed to adopt the perspective of corporate social responsibility (CSR) to explore the intention of sustainable product development in Taiwan, as well as leading to the creation of influential factors that affect corporate sustainable product development intention. In this research, the induction analysis was conducted to understand the implementation of sustainable product development, and this was supplemented with questionnaire surveys and in-depth interviews to evaluate developmental intention. In addition, principal component analysis was used for factor analysis and content analysis in the 6 W expression method, leading to the creation of the influential factors. The research results have demonstrated that the factors affecting the intention of corporate sustainable product development include having a sustainable design and a development purpose, a corporate development purpose, sustainable development concepts, a sustainable design value, a sustainability concept, and a manufacturing process quality. For sustainable product development, corporate social responsibility needs to be most concerned with the added value of products, regulation requirements, and accommodation of the industrial chain, costs, and quality.