POTENTIALITY OF COLLABORATION FOR THAI NEW S-CURVE INDUSTRIES ON BUSINESS MATCHING
Keywords:Potentiality Development, Business Matching, New S-Curve Industry, Thailand
This survey research explored business owners’ potentiality of collaboration on business matching in the New S-Curve Industry and compared their potentiality based upon types of industry. The 17 Thai small and medium business owners of future industries who have participated in the business matching activities held in Tokyo, Japan were asked for their potentiality of collaboration on the following items related to business matching activities: information requirement for business matching, readiness and potentiality of the firm for business matching, the capability of management for business matching, Supports and promotion from government agents, and benefits from ASEAN collaboration. Descriptive statistics through percentage, mean, and standard deviation were computed. Means comparison were also conducted. The results indicated that business owners of the New S-Curve industry indicated their potentiality of collaboration on business matching on ranging from the highest to lowest scores as the capability of management for business matching, information requirement for business matching activities, readiness and potentiality of the firm for business matching activities, benefits from ASEAN collaboration, and supports and promotion from government agents, respectively. The business owners of health-care industry, bio-plastic industry, and aerospace industry rated their highest potentiality of collaboration on business matching in their capability of management for business matching activities. Future researches were recommended to investigate the feasibility study to develop such the business to business collaborations as partnership, corporation, and cluster-based collaboration. Business matching and the other types of business collaboration performances in the long-run should also be investigated as well.