This study aims to examine the relocation factors of production base and investment of Japanese investors from Thailand to CLMV+I countries. The samples were executives of Japanese companies or organizations in Thailand. Purposive sampling was used to select the samples. One short case study was used to collect the data. The research instrument was a 5-point rating scale questionnaire. The data were analyzed by a statistical analysis software program for percentage, mean, standard deviation, and factor analysis. The results showed that there were 13 relocation factors of production base and investment of Japanese investors. All 13 factors had the cumulative variance at 68.44%. Regarding to their factor loading, the results were reported from the highest loading to the lowest loading, respectively. The 13 relocation factors included 1) infrastructure systems; 2) government management in preparation for natural disasters; 3) production cost; 4) raw materials; 5) political situation; 6) communication; 7) transportation systems accessing; 8) production factors; 9) government__s laws and policies; 10) political trust; 11) environment and labor; 12) labor skills; and 13) operation obstacles. Moreover, it also found that Japanese investors mostly tended to relocate their production and investment in Indonesia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, and Laos, respectively.
Anuwat Charoensuk, Thai-Nichi Institute of Technology, Thailand
Stream: Business – Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting
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