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Footwear Design Strategies for Thai Footwear Industry to Be Excellence in World Market

Version 1 : Received: 12 December 2019 / Approved: 13 December 2019 / Online: 13 December 2019 (05:27:06 CET)

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Adulyanukosol, A.; Silpcharu, T. Footwear Design Strategies for the Thai Footwear Industry to be Excellent in the World Market. J. Open Innov. Technol. Mark. Complex. 2020, 6, 5. Adulyanukosol, A.; Silpcharu, T. Footwear Design Strategies for the Thai Footwear Industry to be Excellent in the World Market. J. Open Innov. Technol. Mark. Complex. 2020, 6, 5.

Journal reference: J. Open Innov. Technol. Mark. Complex. 2020, 6, 5
DOI: 10.3390/joitmc6010005

Abstract

The potential of Thai industrial product design is still inferior to those of leading competitors in world market that give more importance on the design during their product development to increase their competitive edges on commercial scale. The product design is very important part for sustainable growth in this industry. Thus, this research aims at investigating footwear design strategies for Thai footwear industry to be excellence in world market. The research has been designed with the mixed method of both qualitative and quantitative study. The quantitative data were collected through semi-structure interview from 500 designers who presented their designs to join the award competition. The results revealed that the footwear design strategies consisted of 4 factors, i.e. 1) design, 2) market analysis, 3) innovation, and 4) information technology. This paper utilizes the method of Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) to establish a strategies model for competitive advantage in Thai footwear industry. The analysis results indicated that the footwear design strategies model could help make more effective policies and organization strategies for enterprises and designers to develop themselves to be excellence in world market.

Subject Areas

strategies; design; footwear industry; structural equation model; competitive edge

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