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dc.contributor.authorMeta Parkcharoen
dc.identifier.citationThe Journal of Risk Management and Insurance, Vol. 23 No. 2 (2019), 77-89en_US
dc.description.abstractThe 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.en_US
dc.format.extent13 pagesen_US
dc.publisherAssumption University Pressen_US
dc.rightsThis work is protected by copyright. Reproduction or distribution of the work in any format is prohibited without written permission of the copyright owner.en_US
dc.subjectInternational tradeen_US
dc.subjectManufacturing sectoren_US
dc.subject.otherThe Journal of Risk Management and Insuranceen_US
dc.subject.otherThe Journal of Risk Management and Insurance -- 2019en_US
dc.subject.otherLabor migration liberalizationen_US
dc.titleThe impact of labor migration liberalization in the ASEAN economic community: manufacturing sector in Thailanden_US
dc.rights.holderAssumption Universityen_US
mods.genreJournal Articleen_US[Full Text] (

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