The electronic commerce research of National Sun Yat-Sen University began in 1999. Electronic Commerce Research Center (ECRC) was established from the Ministry of Education’s “Program for Promoting Academic Excellence of Universities.” With new funding resources from the Ministry of Education’s “Aim for Top University Plan Project” and “Higher Education Sprout Project,” ECRC has become an international-level Intelligent Electronic Commerce Research Center.

The Center is led by the Life-time National Chair Professor Ting-Peng Liang. Professor Liang also has great international influence in the Association for Information Systems. He received the Leo Award (Lifetime Achievement Award) from the Association for Information Systems in 2014 and served as president of the Association for Information Systems in 2018.

The core of research team comes from the colleges of management. With the integration of faculty members in social sciences and engineering, it forms a strong research team consisting of more than 20 senior and young professors. Through the collaboration with other international research centers and scholars, the center’s e-commerce papers ranking is among the top ten in the world.


In the future, the development of e-commerce has entered the new era of smart application. Therefore, the main goal of the center is to continue improving the research performance in the past while enhancing paper quality. At the same time, the center will cultivate young scholars in Taiwan to take advantage of the superior achievements in the field of e-commerce in the past, educate talents to help the industry grow, and become the most influential research team in the world.