The Social Sciences

Year: 2013
Volume: 8
Issue: 3
Page No. 236 - 240

The New Paradigm for Agricultural Co-Operative Management in the Northeastern of Thailand

Authors : Riangdow Tavachalee, Boonton Dockthaisong, Sa-ard Banchirdrit and Boonrueng Sriharun

Abstract: The objectives of this research were to study the new paradigm for agricultural co-operative management in the Northeastern of Thailand. To study the tri-party management for agricultural co-operative management in the Northern of Thailand. To find out the new paradigm for agricultural co-operative management in the Northeastern of Thailand. The mixed method approaches were used. In the qualitative study, 11 experts were selected as purposive samplings by using in-depth interviews and 30 co-operative administrators, managers and members were selected as focus group. The content of data were conducted and analyzed by Descriptive Method. The quantitative study of 147 executive officers were selected from the total of 386 members of co-operative, the multi-stage sampling were used. The data collections were the questionnaire method. The statistics used to analyze the data were percentage, means and standard deviation. The research findings were: The study found that the old paradigm of co-operative management was concentrated on the official rules and regulations of the co-operative management which caused the inconsistency in management process. It created the atmosphere of not having the accountability, transparency and flexibility which leaded to corruption in co-operative organization. The quantitative data has indicated that the tri-party co-operative management was lack of integration, shiftless, incompetency of modern management. They were not being able to understand the spirits of team building management. The principles of good governance were not used. The new paradigm of co-operative management should be composed of the followings: Overhaul the existing co-operative management to meet check and balance sheet of co-operative accounting set the time table of management of co-operative organization to survive and make a profit by way of learning and seminar in modern management and to become the proactive leaderships advocate the using of good governance and ethical code of conduct and enforce to use the severe austerity law for ceasing the rampant corruption recruit for the new talent team to be wholeheartedly to manage and to lead the co-operative organization with high aspiration by using know-how and know-why in co-operative management effectiveness.

How to cite this article:

Riangdow Tavachalee, Boonton Dockthaisong, Sa-ard Banchirdrit and Boonrueng Sriharun, 2013. The New Paradigm for Agricultural Co-Operative Management in the Northeastern of Thailand. The Social Sciences, 8: 236-240.

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