The Guidelines for Management of Community Enterprises: A Case Study of Don Chang Sub-district, Khon Kaen Province, Thailand

  •  Chintana Somswasdi    
  •  Anurak Thongsukhowong    
  •  Suganda Nakapaksin    


The objectives of this study are to study the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats facing communityenterprises and to study the guidelines for management of community enterprises. In this study we used aqualitative method with in-depth interviews with 48 members of community enterprises, invited 15 people toparticipate in a focus group, and used content analysis and descriptive analysis to analyze the data. The results ofthis study found that community enterprises have several problems, such as internal management within theirorganization and a lack of knowledge of all aspects of management. For the development of communityenterprises, a training program is important to improve their knowledge and skill; however, government agenciesshould act as a host to set up a free training program and enable the members of community enterprises to gainmore knowledge and skill to develop their organization.

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