Sufficiency Thinking in Sustainable Development

Sufficiency Thinking in Sustainable Development (STiSD) is a high-quality training program centred on the Sufficiency Economy Philosophy (SEP) bestowed upon the Thai people by His Late Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

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Sooksan Kantabutra, PhD

With a PhD from Macquarie University, Sooksan Kantabutra is an Associate Professor of management at Mahidol University. Among others, he is a board member for Thailand’s Sustainable Development Institute and the Center for the Study of the Sufficiency Economy at Thailand’s National Institute of Development Administration. Since 2003, Dr Kantabutra has promoted the philosophy of Sufficiency Economy among business people in Thailand. He has directed the development of the Sufficiency Economy Business Standards for Thailand’s Royal Development Projects Board and is a member of the Thai Government’s strategic committee to promote sufficiency thinking in the business and industry sectors.

Molraudee Saratun, PhD

Dr Molraudee Saratun is an Assistant Professor at the College of Management, Mahidol University, Thailand. Her industry background includes people management in a Thai Oil and Gas Exploration Company and management consulting with a global firm in the area of change management and human resource management in Thailand and the UK. Following a consulting career, Dr Saratun taught and researched at two business schools in the UK for six years, typically on topics related to human resource management and employee relations. After completing her thesis in human resource management, she has focused her research on performance management, performance-related pay and variable pay. Her current research also includes staff engagement and corporate sustainability.

Pornkasem Kantamara, EdD

Dr Pornkasem Kantamara has been an Assistant Professor at the College of Management, Mahidol University, Thailand since 2004. Prior to teaching in a higher education setting, Dr Kantamara worked for several years in a non-profit organisation as a teacher, supervisor, staff development supervisor, and child development program coordinator, respectively, at the processing center for the USA-bound Indochinese refugees in Thailand. Her specialisations and research interests include organisational change, leadership, learning and teaching, training design, cross-cultural management, soft skills development, organisational behaviour and sustainable development. Dr Kantamara earned her doctorate in general administrative leadership from Peabody College, Vanderbilt University, USA.

Phallapa Petison, PhD

Dr Phallapa Petison is Assistant Professor at the College of Management, Mahidol University, Thailand, where she has been working since 2007. Her specialisations and research interests include localisation strategies, strategic marketing and qualitative research. She obtained her doctorate in international business from the School of Management, Asian Institute of Technology.

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