A year of data collection, classification, organization, analysis, in-depth interview and survey investigations had lead to a through understanding of the function, problems, and development issues in the R.O.C.–U.S.A. Business Council. Eight strategic suggestions are confidently provided in this thesis based on the future development of the Business Council. An observation of past 30 years of development had lead the author to believe that if we are to judge the historic value, current orientation, and past contributions of the R.O.C.–U.S.A. Business Council, we must put ourselves in a similar situation of that time. After all, the mission and purpose of the R.O.C.–U.S.A. Business Council is different from conventional non-profit organizations (NPO).
Several unique research results were obtained from this study:
1.Without the support of a formal communication channel, both the R.O.C. and the U.S. Governments were aware of and need such support. Providing a formal channel is the primary mission of the R.O.C.–U.S.A. Business Council. Providing a formal channel of communication would allow the government officials of both countries to acquaint through annual meetings.
2.When assessing the function of the Council from a business perspective, the purpose of annual meetings has no significance. Nonetheless, it would be difficult to re-establish communication channels if one day relationships between the two governments worsened or even ceased? Hence, there is still a purpose for the R.O.C.–U.S.A. Business Councils Joint Business Conference to exist.
3.Large-scale U.S. enterprises have placed nearly all of their business targets on China. In order make a successful transition, the R.O.C.–U.S.A. Business Council recognized the need to act as an intermediary for American businesses that wish to enter China and its markets
4.It is inevitable that the structure and function of the R.O.C.–U.S.A. Business Council be completely transformed in the future. To harvest its potential, the Business Council must shift its developments towards continents, and aim for an entire “area” rather than just a “point.”
5.Council members may consider becoming part of small and medium-sized enterprises, they may also be considered as government representatives. The government is more resourceful and can be very helpful in organizing activities for non-profit organizations.
Having mentioned the above points, governments should provide more resource and assistance to NPOs, so that organizations with strategic missions can maximize their influences and fulfill their purpose.