Size and Mean to Reduce Transaction Costs of Opportunistic Behavior: Case Study in the Dropped and Repeating Courses

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Chinasak Suwan-achariya
Kalasom Latae


          The objectives of this research were to examine the size of transaction costs of opportunistic behavior in the dropped and repeating courses, and to find out mean to reduce the transaction costs of opportunistic behavior. In this study, the sample included those students who ever dropped the courses during the year 2009-2015 in Law for Economists (60 students), Evolution of Economic Thought (87 students), Introduction to Econometrics (32 students), and Microeconomics 2 (101 students). The Dualism interaction of the stakeholders in courses was adopted, including the interviews, numeric recording and use descriptive statistics in percentages. The data were processed and analyzed to draw a conclusion. After then, the design of the transaction cost reduction was carried out with the students who enrolled Law for Economists (25 students), Evolution of Economic Thought (23 students). To reduce the transaction costs of opportunistic behavior on education, the following must be engaged; students are enabling access to data and information quickly and easily, and they are self-practiced in association with learning, practice by self-learning from the starting information’s flow to the destination information’s flow dramatically in the form of practice guide and online learning resources, resulting that the transaction costs of opportunistic behavior reduced from 810 minutes to 271 minutes and reduced from 369 Baht to 99 Baht on Law for Economists. In Evolution of Economic Thought, the transaction costs reduced from 234 minutes to 79 minutes and reduced from 141 Baht to 21 Baht.


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Suwan-achariya, C. ., & Latae , K. . (2017). Size and Mean to Reduce Transaction Costs of Opportunistic Behavior: Case Study in the Dropped and Repeating Courses. JOURNAL OF SOUTHERN TECHNOLOGY, 11(2), 145–152. Retrieved from
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