Journal of Risk Management and Insurance: Vol. 23 No. 2 (2019)

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    The impact of labor migration liberalization in the ASEAN economic community: manufacturing sector in Thailand
    (Assumption University Press, 2019) Meta Parkcharoen
    The aim of this research is to investigate the impacts of labor migration liberalization in the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) on the manufacturing industry of Thailand. The research was conducted because with the recent introduction of the AEC, there has been an increase in international trade between countries, including an increase in movement of labor (migration) between countries. Some industries, including manufacturing and finance, have particularly high levels of demand for skilled labor as well as a high level of intra-ASEAN FDI, indicating a high level of regional international trade. To achieve this aim, a quantitative survey of Thai workers was conducted (n = 400). The study showed that in practice, most workers were not interested in international economic migration. Factors that were associated with the intent to migrate within ASEAN for economic reasons included wages and salaries, career advancement prospects, and to a lesser extent economic conditions and political stability in Thailand. The findings also showed that the AEC was a minor (though significant) influence on intention to migrate, although it was viewed as a major reason for migration into Thailand. The implication of this study is that firms can attract and retain talent by making sure salaries and career prospects are competitive with firms in other countries.
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    Factors affecting the assurance of savings in the cooperatives from the perspective of member: a case study of Assumption University savings & credit coperative limited (AUSCC)
    The purpose of this study was to examine factors affecting savings in AUSCC, focusing on factors affecting the confidence or assuranceof savings,needs assessment for confidence, andguidelines to enhance the level of confidence ofmembers.Factor analysis, priority need index, and analysis of variance for testing the differencesofAUSCC members’ qualifications towardsthe assurance of savings in AUSCCwere utilized.Thefindings revealed that thedifference in position and salary of AUSCC members has resulted in the different perception towards the competency and experience of management team that affected their confidence ofsavings at a significant level of 0.05.Furthermore, the need assessment analysis found that the factorsforenhancing the confidencelevel of savingsin AUSCC are: ability of management to communicate clearly at meetings; ability to investigate and audit cheating and fraud; knowledge of laws, regulations, and criteria of contract knowledge;strict, independent and fair decisions made by the board members; and good governance and internal control.