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The Development of Traditional Fabrics Printing Knowledge Management Model of Thai Textile Industry

Tamrong Sawatwarakul, Mongkol Wangsathitwong, Taweesak Roopsing


This research aims to 1) study the status of operation, knowledge, and the important factors of the development of tradition fabrics printing knowledge management model of Thai textile industry 2) develop the knowledge management model of the tradition textile fabrics printing for Thai textile industry, and 3) create user manual of the tradition fabrics printing knowledge management model for Thai textile industry. Participants of this research consist of 402 employees operating in printing process and 10 executives from factories and establishments engaged in printing textiles/traditional fabrics, whom are also the members of The Association of Thai Bleaching Dyeing Printing and Finishing of Thai Textiles Industries. Research methodologies used in the study includes interviews and questionnaires which is a mixed methods approach combining quantitative and qualitative methods. The statistics used in this study to analyze the data are Mean, Standard Deviation, and Multiple Regression Analysis in SPSS predictive analytics software is used to determine the relationship of the key factors that affect the success of the development of knowledge management model. The results showed that 1) knowledge and the key factors in the development of knowledge management model regarding textiles/traditional fabrics printing consists of 3 elements which are personal, organizational process, and knowledge management supported technology. The analytical results of feedback from the questionnaires, regarding the importance of knowledge level in the field of textiles/traditional fabrics printing and the key factors that affect the overall success of knowledge management were at a moderate level ( X = 3.13) and when considering each aspect, found that one aspect at a high level was personal ( X = 3.62) and the following aspects in moderate levels include; processes of organization ( X = 3.27), the knowledge management supported technology ( X = 2.87), and the core knowledge of textiles/tradition fabrics printing ( X = 2.75) respectively, 2) the development of tradition fabrics printing knowledge management was the most appropriate factor belongs in the highest level ( X = 4.71), and 3) the creation of user manual of tradition fabrics printing knowledge management model with the possibility of application in the Thai textile industry at the highest level ( X = 4.66). Both 2) and 3) are evaluated by the experts.


Model development; Knowledge management; Tradition fabrics printing; Thai textile industry

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