GDP (nominal) 2013
- Total US$425B
- Per capita US$6.6K
GDP: (PPP) 2013
- Total US$702B
- Per capita US$10.8K
Perceptions Index (2012): 37
Thai Baht (THB)
Government: Parliamentary monarchy
Thailand was originally known as Siam and
established as the Thai kingdom in the 14th Century. It is the only country in Southeast Asia not to have been
directly controlled by a European power in past centuries.
A constitutional monarchy was put in place in 1932 and has existed ever since.
The country’s economic progress has been impressive over most of the
past 10 years. In 2006, political uncertainty developed from a military
intervention that ousted a democratically elected government. The
result has been various policy and legislative changes that reduced
investor enthusiasm. Many of the most harmful of these changes have
been withdrawn and investor sentiment is recovering.
of Management Talent
has an adequate supply of capable middle management and country
management talent who are well thought of by international
that Thailand does not yet have a large number of regional
head-quarters of multinational companies, the country does not
have a significant number of senior management people.
is considered one of the most desirable places to live in Asia
because of its delightful people, beautiful country and
inexpensive cost of living. For this reason, a growing
number of localized
expatriate managers are available in the country who are motivated
to do what is necessary to allow them to remain in the country.
has a small supply of managers with international schooling.
managers in Thailand are thought to be able to perform at
international levels. Multinational experience (rather than
local company experience) is considered necessary for managers to perform at
are gracious and delightful people capable of forming strong relationships with
people and, therefore, they exhibit above average career stability. In most industries,
it is possible to hire senior country management people with a history of long-term
employment relationships. If managed effectively and
sensitively, they can be counted upon to be loyal to their
majority of the educated elite in Thailand speak acceptable
English. Outside of this narrow group, international communication skills
are difficult to find.
are interesting in that they are often resistant to relocating
outside Thailand, even for career advancement purposes. This
is a great shame since Thai managers are highly regarded by
international managers. Despite their charming graciousness
and elegant mannerisms, they are said to be profoundly pleased with
own their country and don't feel there is benefit by
the high-quality of Thai managers, Thailand has income levels that are lower than those of so-called
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consultants or international journalists who refer to them. For a complete list of published work,
Getting Ready For The
Deluge: Outsourcing in Philippines
Chalre Associates senior staff
Economist Intelligence Unit of the Economist magazine
asked Chalre Associates' Chairman, Richard Mills,
to write a chapter about the Philippine outsourcing sector
in its annual Business Guide Book. The material
provides a Executive Briefing on the progress and major
issues facing this industry that is certainly one of most
significant growth stories in the world.
Asia Pacific Mining
Conference 2007 - Report
Chalre Associates senior staff
The 7th Asia Pacific Mining Conference put on by the Asean
Federation of Mining Associations was perhaps the largest
such event in the region. Richard Mills, Chairman of Chalre Associates
gave this report on what was said by the prominent mining
people who presented.
State of BPO in Philippines: Dan Reyes Speaks
Chalre Associates senior staff
Mills, Chairman of Chalre Associates,
interviewed Dan Reyes of Sitel for ComputerWorld (US) recently to get
his views on the state of the BPO industry in Philippines. Dan
presented US readers with compelling information to support his view
that Philippines is currently seen as the "Number 1" option by global
companies sending BPO work to offshore destinations.
Dan Reyes is easily one of most experienced Business Process
Outsourcing (BPO) managers in the Asia Pacific region and the world. He
is head of the extremely successful Philippine operations of Sitel, the
world's largest call center organization. Among other things, he is a
founder and former president of the Business Processing Association of
the Philippines. more