A Study of Knowledge From Closed and Open System That Affect the Innovation Capability of Employees in the Thai Automotive Industry

Poramet Eamurai, Napaporn Khantanapha, Rapeepun Piriyakul


The objective of this research was to investigate the knowledge from closed and open systems that affect the innovation capability of employees in the Thai automotive industry. The study was conducted by reviewing related literature and theories and holding a small group meeting with experts in the automotive industry to review the research model and factors obtained from this study. This research is only part of the main research that we are currently studying. The results from this research have led to the research model. According to the research results, knowledge from a closed system can be divided into two types: 1) Knowledge from on-the-job training that consists of six factors; i.e. Coaching, Mentoring, Job rotation, Job instruction, Apprenticeship, and Understudy, and 2) Knowledge from off-the-job training that consist of one factor, i.e. Conference and seminar. In addition, knowledge from an open system can be divided into five factors, i.e. Free open software, Business partnership, Customer knowledge, Supplier knowledge, and University knowledge. The results obtained from this research will be used to additionally expand the development of research model in order to study the population, collect data, and extend results of the next research.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/ijba.v10n3p13

International Journal of Business Administration
ISSN 1923-4007(Print) ISSN 1923-4015(Online)


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