AU GSB: Vol. 10, No. 1 (June 2017)
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ItemThe products' factors affecting purchase intention: a case study of condominium in Bangkok, Thailand(Assumption University Press, 2017)The objective of research is to examine the effect of product’s factors which are product quality, service quality, brand image, and product design of condominium toward purchase intention of condominiums in Bangkok. In Thailand, due to the popularity of condominiums, the expansion of investment on this market has continually grown year by year and the condominium market has become highly competitive. This current research is significant in that it would help condominium developers know about what kind of condominiums preferred by potential buyers in greatly competitive market as in Bangkok. A survey questionnaire was utilized and it was distributed via online platforms. Data were collected from sample of 400 people who are considering to purchase condominiums in Bangkok. Findings of this research show that product design, product quality, and brand image are statistically significant predictors for purchase intention. Critical and practical recommendations for condominium developers and marketers are suggested to secure their competitiveness in the condominium market.
ItemSuccession planning in family firms in Thailand: a gender-based analysis(Assumption University Press, 2017)This research examined succession planning in family firms in Thailand, with an objective of determining whether predecessor (firm leader) gender made a difference in the comprehensiveness or perceived success of the succession process. A questionnaire was distributed to Bangkok-area business owners of family firms that had gone through a leadership transition (n = 254), including 168 male-led firms and 86 female-led firms. Analysis was conducted using structural equation modeling (SEM). Results showed that the firm owner’s age, firm size and organizational formality influenced the comprehensiveness of the succession planning process, but reliance on either family funding or external capital access did not. The comprehensiveness of the succession planning process had a significant effect on perceived success of the succession planning process. These results are exploratory due to the relatively small and non-representative sample, but they do indicate that more consideration is needed to relate gender of the firm’s owner and the succession planning process.
ItemThe factors impact attitude toward using and customer satisfaction with elderly health care mobile application services: a case study of people in Bangkok metropolitan, Thailand(Assumption University Press, 2017)Nowadays, Thailand is turning to aging society with the older population increasing than past. Mostly, older people have mental and physical health problems. Consequently, elderly health care is more important and necessary in the society. Currently, technology has continuously grown especially mobile applications that allow people to get involved with more activities. Applying elderly health care as mobile application service instead of traditional service is a new type of product and new trend in Thailand. This research analyzes the factors have impact attitude toward using and customer satisfaction with health mobile application service. The target population are people who lives in Bangkok Metropolitan, Thailand. The data were collected by applying non-probability sampling as convenience and snowball sampling methods with 406 respondents both online and paper based questionnaire survey. Multiple Linear Regression methodology was used in the research. As a result, perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, perceived playfulness, and cognition of compatibility have significant impact on attitude toward using. Moreover, customer satisfaction with health mobile application services were significantly impacted by perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use and attitude toward using.
ItemOut with the old-perception and in with the new-five senses research in tourism and hospitality studies(Assumption University Press, 2017)The word perception commonly appears in the titles of tourism academic journals, master’s theses and doctoral dissertations title when In fact, what is often measured is opinion, attitude, preference or impact. I suggest that this mis-representation should cease. Others may agree, because the term five senses research has begun to replace the word perception in the titles of some academic journal papers. This is especially so in the broader marketing context, but less so among tourism and hospitality titles. This outline study suggests application of five senses, which it is argued, should be considered, measured and applied where appropriate in place of perception.
ItemThai hotel classification: a cluster analysis based on entrepreneurial marketing characteristics(Assumption University Press, 2017)This paper seeks to explore whether there is any meaningful clusters of Thai hotels based on entrepreneurial marketing variables and the demographic characteristics of hotels and their managers. Exploratory two-step cluster analysis was adopted since it can deal with both categorical and continuous data simultaneously. The analysis resulted in nine clusters, each with its own unique characteristics. The findings indicated that three major characteristics of hotel and hotel managers —hotel size, gender, and types of manager (owner vs. non-owner) — play important roles in the cluster formation process. It is suggested that future research in entrepreneurial marketing investigate the relationships between the characteristics of hotels and their managers and entrepreneurial marketing attributes in more detail in order to advance knowledge in this relatively new area of research.