AFBE Conference 2016

On December 6 , 2016 International College joining The 20th Asia Forum on Business Education Conference (AFBE 2016) at University College of Technology Sarawak in Sibyu, Sarawak, Malaysia.

Prof.Dr. Brian Sheehan together with Asst.Prof. Dr. Wasan Kanchanamukda presenting their paper entitled" The United States and South-East Asia (Asian Economic Community) possible trade development opportunities and the proposed wider Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) 

Ph.D student presenting research at The 11th GMSARN International Conference 2016 at Kunming, Yunnan, China

Ms. Supalak Sujatanond, our Ph.D in sustainable development program student went  to present her research entitled "Comparison the sustainability and rural livelihood assessment of Sang Yod rice production groups in  Phattalung province" at The 11th  GMSARN International Conference 2016 at Kunming, Yunnan, China

Maple Leaf International Research Awards

We would like to happily announce the recent achievement by Dr.Jidapa Suwannaruk on receiving Maple Leaf Scholar Awards 2016.


Maple Leaf International Research Awards has been initiated by Professor Dr. Kevin  McCormick, Vice Chancellor & President of Huntington University, in his determination that the Research Excellence Entitlement should  have the possibility to transfer and implement the identified practices in situation and place different from the ones where they were observed.


Congratulation to Dr.Jidapa Suwannaruk for this accomplishment. We wish you all the best in the future.


Dr Pakapun Skunmun was chosen by the Asian-Agri-History Foundation as the sole recipent for its annual award in 2014, for her paper The Bovine Hide Industry in Thailand published in the Journal of Asian Agri-History 18(2):153–166.

As winner of The Falvey Award, Dr Skunmun receives specific mention in the internationally indexed journal of the Society, a certificate and a cash award.

The Falvey Award is allocated for the “best paper on Asian agricultural history aspects of animal welfare, notable historical innovations associated with the past period of Indianization across Asia, or spiritual aspects of agriculture” from among those published in a volume of Asian Agri-History.

Book from International Research:

Budgeting of a Thai Autonomous University:

The Case of Thaksin University

by Dr Wasan Kanchanamukda, Vice President, Thaksin University, Songkhla

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Hard copy: Thaksin University Bookshop

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This unique book analyses the bold attempts of the Thai Government to encourage State universities to move to autonomous governance and management. Systems used for universities that are similar to government departments are often inadequate for the increased responsibility of autonomy. In this book, Dr Wasan details the process of transition, including some pitfalls, over a five-year period as Thaksin University evolved to become ‘autonomous’. Including history, accounting and foreign inputs, the book provides a narrative of the policy and procedural changes needed to make autonomy work. Complemented by surveys of two other universities and users of the new procedures, the book concludes that the continuous improvement resulting from proper budgeting offers a benchmark for government universities seeking to improve their efficiency and effectiveness. It is a wise book insofar as it does not claim that there is one path to follow.  Those concerned with university management, particularly in Thailand and the region, will find this is a book they keep at hand for many years.

Book from International Research:

Cyclone Nargis, Myanmar: Risk Reduction in Natural Resource Management

by Dr John E. Leake

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Hard copy: Thaksin University Bookshop

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This book uses a review of recovery efforts following the Nargis cyclone in Myanmar in 2008 to build a case for taking a risk-based approach to managing our natural resource base. It is argued that while natural resource disasters like soil loss and climate change are slow onset disasters they are often much more significant than events like Nargis, and are significant risk factors themselves in the scale of sudden onset disasters like Cyclone Nargis. The book concludes that building resilience for slow or rapid onset disasters requires the same 'holistic' approach to involve the concerned community if it is to be successful. It is suggested that an approach to monitoring that looks for the key risk points for these communities, whether they be bio physical, economic or social will be a more useful approach to planning action for them than the systems in common use, based as they are on monitoring for bureaucratic paymasters.