Human Capital and Organizational Sponsorship Affecting Career Success of Thai Middle Level Managers in Automotive Research and Development Subsidiaries

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Kraikhun Karnjanaprapas
Boonyada Nasomboon


     This research aimed to study factors of human capital and organizational sponsorship affecting career success of Thai middle level managers in automotive research and development subsidiaries. Data were collected from 153 samples by using questionnaire and the research results were confirmed by interviewing purposively 5 top level managers in automotive R&D subsidiaries. Statistics used for data analysis including frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, and multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA).

     The research results found that factors of human capital and organizational sponsorship affected career success in terms of perceived career development and perceived career success with statistically significant at level of 0.05 and found that factors of human capital and organizational sponsorship contributed to career success in terms of perceived career development and perceived career success with statistically significant at level of 0.05.

     The results of interviews with Thai and Japanese top managers confirmed that successful managerial person in their career in automotive research and development subsidiaries need readiness in work experiences and competence which are managerial skills for holding a managerial position. In addition, organizational support and sponsorship in vision and policy are an integral to contribute to make person in the organization succeeded in career success.


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