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COPING MECHANISMS OF SME IN RESPONSE TO 2011 FLOODS IN PATHUMTHANI, THAILAND

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SAFE-V6-N3 -597-606

Volume

Volume 6 (2016), Issue 3

Pages

9

Page Range

597 - 606

Author(s)

S. PATHAK & M.M. AHMAD

Abstract

Disaster recovery for SMEs are related to bouncing back after the disaster event and attaining resilience and self-dependency. This study focuses on the flood recovery coping mechanism adopted by the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Pathumthani province of Thailand post 2011 floods. Thailand is a middle income country prone to natural hazards with a major risk from the floods. The affected population includes all sectors of the society such as business. The SMEs contribute a major share in the GDP of Thailand and are have to be protected from the disastrous impacts of the re-occurring floods. This paper analyses the capacities adopted by the manufacturing SMEs to recover from the floods in the Pathumthani province in Thailand. It is based on extensive literature review synthesis and a methodological approach to ascertain the impacts and coping mechanisms of flood disaster to vulnerable SMEs in the Pathumthani province, Thailand.

Keywords

coping mechanisms, disaster, disaster recovery, disaster risk reduction, floods impact, small and medium enterprises (SMEs)