Effective leadership for innovative organizations in Thailand

Authors

ผศ.ดร.ดาวิษา ศรีธัญรัตน์

Published

Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Advancement of Development Administration 2016—Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies – ASEAN and Globalization: New Paradigm, Interdependency, Democracy, and Accountability

Abstract

Women in Thailand have been moving toward equality with men. Being in leadership and
management positions is one indicator of equality. Despite this, men’s and women’s
leadership situations are not the same. Our literature review focused primarily on Thai
literature. Mostly, Thai women leadership has been studied in the context of educational
institutions, under a post-positivist perspective. Most results focus on individual women
leaders’ personal backgrounds, characteristics, and working styles. Family support was found
to be an important factor for women to reach leadership positions. On the other hand,
responsibility to family expected of women and social assumptions about women’s
characteristics are challenges for women leaders. To understand more about women leaders
and leadership in Thailand, we encourage more studies on the multi-dimensional contexts of
women in leadership in Thailand, as well as studies using different research paradigms.

Effective leadership for innovative organizations in Thailand. NIDA, Thailand, The 5th International Conference on Advancement of Development Administration 2016—Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies – ASEAN and Globalization: New Paradigm, Interdependency, Democracy, and Accountability (317-332).