Career Development Plan in an Organization: A Selected Case Study of an Automotive Parts Company in the Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate, Rayong Province, Thailand


  • Benyatip Ruangsaeng
  • Paratchanun Charoenarpornwattana
  • Chalermsri Chantarathong


career development plan, career planning, career development activity, human resource development


          The objectives of this qualitative research with a grounded theory approach was to investigate the Career Development Plan in a selected study of an automotive parts company in the Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate, Rayong province, Thailand. Twenty-five participants were studied using formal in-depth interviews and semi-structured interviews. Based on manual coding, two main categories emerged, which are “Focus on development”, and “Career Planning”. In conclusion, this study made a significant contribution to our knowledge and demonstrates that a Career Development Plan is a very important factor for work decisions and employee development in an organization.

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