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[May-30] From theory to practice: Agra Boutique Social Enterprise

Seminar of Institute of Information Systems and Applications

Speaker :

Prof. I Han

Department of International Trade, Feng Chia University

Topic :

From theory to practice: Agra Boutique Social Enterprise

Date :

13:30-15:00 Wednesday 30-May-2018

Place :

台達館R105Delta Building R105

Host :




The social initiatives in founding Agra Boutique aim at solving a social problem of low and unstable income of farmers. Because of the modern industrial production, the food system has been built upon efficiency rather than trustworthy. Such a mass production system transformed what we eat and how we eat, while we have less and less choices of food varieties, neither can the whole system be transparent.

How can we build a trustworthy food system? In addition to branding a trustworthiness of small farmer high quality products via Agra Boutique, is it possible to creatively initiate a new trustworthy system via a new technology? For examples, blockchain, or any extended applications of AI?



1.     Associate Professor of International Business, Feng Chia Unviersity

2.     Founder/ President: Agra Boutique Social Enterprise

3.     Board Director: Youth Hope Foundation, Ministry of Education

Author of Social Innovation and Business in Taiwan (2016). Palgrave Macmillan: New York. (with Hou, S.) Monthly download over 700 worldwide.


(1) Business case teaching

Coordinator, Case-Teaching Community, College of Business, Feng Chia University (2015~2017)

Certificate of Case Method Teaching Seminar: Part I, Harvard Business School, Boston (2016/3)

Certificate of Case Method Teaching Seminar: Part II, Harvard Business School, Boston (2017/6)

Certificate of Case Teaching Workshop, Richard Ivey School of Business, Taipei (2012/7)

(2) Bridging theory and practice

- Speeches delivered by illustration on the research book “Social Innovation and Business in Taiwan” and the practice of Agra Boutique Social Enterprises

INNOSCAPE Jakarta Conference (2018)

Feng Chia University (2016, 2017, 2018)

National Tsing Hua University (2018)

National Kaohsiung University (2018)

National Chung Hsing University (2018)

JJ News interview (2017)

News 98, Taipei (2016)

(3) Business & agriculture area topics

- Glocalization: globalization vs. localization

- Agriculture & rural communities in the glocalization contexts.


All faculties and students are welcome to join.