Academy of Strategic Management Journal (Print ISSN: 1544-1458; Online ISSN: 1939-6104)


Efficiency and Effectiveness Formation of Thailands Southern Agricultural Cooperative Connection with Vegetable Value Chain

Author(s): Theerawat Hungsapruek

This study proposes descriptive research on management of cooperative, process, benefit, problems/solutions, efficiency, and causal relationship to efficiency in cooperative with businesses along the vegetable value chain. The 21 Experts-Delphi technique research, and factor conclusion with 130 samples are used in qualitative research to confirm relationship, and effects between the factors by Path analysis and hypothesis test on AMOS. The study shows (1) The condition factors to join as cooperative the first time (CFT) has negative effect on the VC-Up and VC-Down, but positive effect on VC-Mid in the vegetable value chain. Conversely, factors information of the Cooperative initial causing (CIC) and Government and leadership support (GLS) have positive impact on the value chain process, and (2) the value chain processes express positive effect through intermediary factors, guideline for Solution of problems in cooperative (SPC) and transfer Benefit division factors (BDF) to Efficiency factors (CEF), and CEF has positive effect on efficiency of the cooperative (COP).

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