Sustainable Development in the Ovop Movement: Human Resource Development in Community Organizations in Japan


This study is concerned with sustainable development in the OVOP movement in Japan. The findings of the OVOP movement are compared and contrasted according to sustainable development approach. To support this aim, this study uses qualitative method of data collection which is in-depth semi-structured interviews. This method offers insight and help to explore unexpected phenomena and the complexity of development process. The results and analysis lead to the conclusion that OVOP movement is related to sustainable development. Based on the findings, the OVOP model of sustainable development was developed from this study. This model can potentially enable researchers and practitioners to have a better understanding of process of sustainable development in the OVOP movement, which may be useful to test in alternative settings or other contexts in OVOP-equivalent projects in other countries.

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Suvaroj Kemavuthanon, University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, Thailand

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Conference: ACAH2015
Stream: Humanities - Philosophy

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