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Title: The Alternative Money for Exchange in community store:A Case Study of agricultural demonstration center,Tha Sao sub-district, Sai Yok district, Kanchanaburi Province
Authors: Polsin Boonsiri
Krisada Pachravanich
Keywords: community coupon
alternative money system
exchanging in the community shops
Issue Date: 27-Aug-2014
Publisher: Faculty of Liberal Arts, Prince of Songkla University
Abstract: The objective of this research was to study the history of the use of Alternative Money system, factors and benefits affecting to the decision making to use the above system in order to be a means of exchanging in the community shops and stores and to study the results, processes, problem, and obstacles encountered along the way. The sample group for this research is the members of the agricultural demonstration center, Tha Sao sub-district, Sai Yok district, Karnjanaburi, totaling 326 persons. The determination of the sample utilized the process of Yamane with the confident level of 95%. The total number of sample is 180 persons. The sampling process used was the Proportional Stratified Sampling Method, by dividing the jurisdiction according to the geographical area into different levels (Strata) and specified sampling within the village according to the predetermined ratio. Questionnaires are used to gather information. The statistical analysis of the raw data used was the Percentage, Arithmetic means and standard deviation. The research results were found that the Alternative Money system had been in use abroad for a long time already. Presently there were more than 1,900 systems worldwide, for example; Time Dollar system, Ithaca hour system, Tlaloc system used in Mexico, Wat System in Japan and Boon Gud Chum system here in Thailand. Alternative Money system had been used as a tool to reduce the external debt burden and also as a means in the endeavor for rural community to become self-sufficient and to strengthen the community economy. This also reduced the tendency of the outflow of Man power, natural resources and money from the community. The trial of using alternative money such as coupon for exchange in community shops and stores in Sub district Ta Sang it was found that the benefits of coupon was medium and the community shop member’s view to the benefits of the use of coupon was good, as being a novelty, to be discovered and tested. It was discovered that the most reason for choosing community coupon was that it helped save the conventional money (Baht) and increased the saving (63.9%). As for the problems and obstacles in using coupon it was found that most of the problem was the time limit in the coupon use (69.4%). It was found that the announcement or advertisement of the community members involvement for the use of the coupons. (56.7%). Within the first month the total number of times the coupons were circulated was 991 and the next month this increased to 1,438. Although the trial of alternative money, in the form of community coupon for the exchange in community shops, at Ta Sao district was a novelty and also was the first in Thailand, the good intention and participation of the community leaders and Ta Sao community shop members determined the direction of such use as appropriate to the community life style. This also strengthened the community, made the community selfsufficient and created sustainability into the community.
URI: http://tar.thailis.or.th/handle/123456789/906
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