The Operation Conditions and Survival Needs of Auto Parts Manufacturing Industries in Bangkok and Nearby Areas
The purposes of this study are: 1) to study operation conditions of auto parts manufacturing industries in Bangkok and nearby areas, Thailand, 2) to study the operation problem levels of auto parts manufacturing industries in Bangkok and nearby areas of Thailand, and 3) to compare the operation problem levels of auto parts manufacturing industries in Bangkok and nearby areas by classification of enterprises by size. Samples in this study are 179 entrepreneurs of SME auto parts manufacturing industries in Thailand by using simple random sampling. Research statistics are frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, and t-test. The results revealed that most auto parts manufacturing industries in Bangkok and nearby areas have the problem levels in the high level. When considering in details, it was found that the problem levels were high at every aspects such as production, personal, export, marketing, and finance respectively. The comparison of the problem levels according to the sizes of the enterprises revealed statistically significant differences at .05. When considering on each aspect, it was found that the aspect with the statistical difference at .05 included 4 aspects, for example, production, personal, export , and marketing. The findings also showed that small enterprises faced more severe problems than those of medium enterprises in all aspects of the operation in the survival era.