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ItemImportance of networking behaviors and network resources to achieve sustainable competitive advantage of SMEs in Myanmar (Yangon)(Bangkok : Assumption University, 2019)In the highly competitive environment, the sustainability of SMEs is one of the most important factors to the development of country economy .Therefore, SMEs are now finding the ways to survive and achieve sustainable competitive advantage by exploiting resources and network according to the resource-based view theory (RBV). In the resource acquiring process, networking is the main channel for the firms which require resources from external environment and networking behaviors of top management influence the organization networking effectiveness. In this research, the relationship between owner-managers’ networking behaviors and network resources, and network resources and sustainable competitive advantage of SMEs in Myanmar (Yangon) are examined. Differences among the types of SMEs (manufacturing, trade and service) to acquire network resources and achieve sustainable competitive advantage are also observed. Purpose: The main purpose of this paper is to identify the importance of networking behaviors of owner-managers and network resources in attaining sustainable competitive advantage of SMEs in Myanmar. Design and Methodology: This study applied multiple regression, simple linear regression and One-way ANOVA to analyze the data of 310 SMEs in Yangon. By using judgmental sampling, quota sampling and convenient sampling from manufacturing, trading and service sectors are surveyed. Findings: According to the direct relationship between networking behaviors (proactiveness, commitment, strategy and openness) and network resources, it is found that three of four hypotheses are significant at 0.95 confident intervals with R square of 0.65. For the direct relation of network resources to sustainable competitive advantage, it is significantly related with the p value less than 0.5 and R square of 0.1. Research Limitation / Implications: Not all SMEs are registered and only 55% of SMEs are registered in the data base of the study. Thus the outcome might not be generalizable enough for all SMEs in Yangon. Practical Implications: SME owner-managers can realize effective networking behaviors, networking channel to acquire resources and sustain their competitive advantage by exploiting these network resources. Moreover, SMEs can overcome resource-deficit nature by networking and maintain employment rate and create jobs by achieving sustainable competitive advantage. Originality / Value: The paper provides the importance of networking, network channels and resources in attaining sustainable competitive advantage of SMEs.
ItemAn empirical study of factors influencing on workers' purchase intention towards organic diet capsule in Bangkok, Thailand(Bangkok : Assumption University, 2019)Thailand is one of the biggest health supplement markets in Southeast Asia, and the trend for organic products is popular. Therefore, the main objective for this study was to understand and to find out the factors influencing of purchase intention towards Organic Diet Capsule in Bangkok, Thailand. The factors that were studied were health consciousness, green brand positioning, green brand knowledge, attitude toward purchasing green apparel products, subjective norms, and external perceived behavioral control. The survey method is applied, and questionnaires were distributed, and the data was gathered from a total of 400 respondents who are working at top 3 businesses area namely Bangrusk district, Klongtoey district and Huaykwang district in Bangkok, Thailand. The researcher applied both descriptive and inferential analysis to analyze the general information and to test the hypotheses. As the result, the most influencing factor is external perceived behavior and it shows that health consciousness, green brand positioning, green brand knowledge, attitude toward purchasing green apparel products, subjective norm, and external perceived behavioral control have significant influence on purchase intention toward Organic Diet Capsule in Bangkok, Thailand.
ItemThe factors affecting on customers purchase intention of white kidney bean products(Bangkok : Assumption University, 2019)The research aims to study the factor affecting on purchase intention of white kidney bean product. In healthy market, the people are more concern about health food. The trend towards purchasing healthy products is growing among people. However, the white kidney bean is containing high nutrition, but it is not well known among Thai peoples. The white kidney bean is not popular in Thailand because almost the white kidney bean in Thailand are import from other country and hardly to find white kidney bean products in the market. So, there seems lacking in marketing research on the topic in preparation for new market of white kidney bean product. So, the quantitative questionnaires were conducted and also distributed 400 sets of questionnaires to the people who know the white kidney bean in Bangkok, Thailand. The respondents are both experience and unexperienced in white kidney bean. The descriptive analysis and multiple linear regression were used to confirm the results. A study of factors that affect the purchase intention include health consciousness, perceived product knowledge, perceived product quality, perceived product price, and subjective norm. The result affirmed that all the factors are effect in purchase intention of white kidney bean product which is perceived product knowledge is the highest effect and perceived product quality is the lowest effect on purchase intention of white kidney bean product.