Community Organizations for Occupational Promotion for Sustainable Development

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Thanakorn Thiengnoi

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     The aims of this research were as follows: 1) to compile the information concerning community organizations for occupational promotion in Thailand, 2) to analyze the types and the levels of community organizations, and 3) to synthesize success indicators and success test of community organizations within the area of occupational promotion for sustainable development. This research employed both qualitative and quantitative research methods. The data were from community organizations which were case studies selected by using purposive sampling. The main target population included 12 community organizations in Prachuab Khiri Khan Province. The minor target population included 30 community organizations across the country and were selected by purposive sampling. The results showed that the community organizations for occupational promotion in Thailand were individual organizations. Due to the differences of establishment, management administration, process, and concept of organizations, one organization's success model could not be used as an example for others. Regarding types and development levels, it was found that community organizations for occupational promotion in Thailand could be divided into 3 groups: 1) community organizations that were driven by business concept (capitalistic economic system), 2) community organizations that were driven by mixed concepts (intermediate economic system), and 3) community organizations that were driven by sacrificing concept (community economic system). The attitude of the 15 experts in area of the development of community organizations for occupational promotion concerning the existence and the guidance of mobilization of community organizations for occupational promotion for sustainable development was positive, and it was rated as a high to highest level. The basic concept of community organizations for occupational promotion for sustainable development was concluded that “No refusing capitalism, social and community acceptance, stabilizing life, being honor and proud, and using sustainable resources”.

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