Volume 32, No. 04, Month OCTOBER, Year 2022, Pages 1066 - 1074

The development model of managerial competency in the biomass power plant vspp industry

Suttipong Kaewsen, Somnoek Wisuttipaet, Preda Attavinijtrakarn, Taweesak Roopsing

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The purposes of this research were 1) to study required components for the development of managerial competency in the very small power producer (VSPP) biomass power plant industry, 2) to establish a model for the development of managerial competency in the aforementioned industry and 3) to create the relevant manual. The population group comprised 248 participants including plant managers, assistant plant managers and senior management. The research tools were interviews and questionnaires. The statistics used for data analysis were mean and standard deviation. Also, multiple regression analysis was employed for analyzing influential factors affecting success in management of business operations among these managers. The findings indicated that the competency development model comprises 5 factors, which are knowledge and capabilities regarding the VSPP biomass power plant industry in these aspects: 1) knowledge of business development, 2) knowledge of business networking, 3) knowledge of environmental management, 4) budget knowledge and 5) knowledge of biomass fuel management: spare parts and chemicals management. The main factors on skills consists of 6 subskills: 1) goal setting and visioning skills, 2) database management skills, 3) problem-solving skills, 4) team building skills, 5) risk management skills and 6) budget management skills.. The main factors on attributes comprises 4 subfactors: 1) continuous learning in the workplace, 2) enthusiasm, 3) building trust and 4) personality at work and emotion control. The experts’ evaluation results indicated that the model was appropriate at the highest level in all items. In respect of application suitability, the manual was assessed at the highest level in each and every item.


Development Model; Managerial Competency; Biomass Power Plant VSPP Industry


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