International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction "Flood recovery capacities of the manufacturing SMEs from floods: A case study in Pathumthani province, Thailand"
Abstract: Recovery from floods is not only related to achieving the state of normalcy but
also to pave the way for future development and growth of the business after a devastating
impact on business by floods. This study focuses on the flood recovery capacities adopted by
the flood affected SMEs in the Pathumthani province of Thailand. Thailand is a middle
income country prone to natural hazards with a major risk from the floods. The affected
population comprises of all sectors of the society such as business. The SMEs contribute a
major share in the GDP of Thailand and are to be protected from the disastrous impacts of the
reoccurring floods. This paper analyses the flood recovery strategies adopted by the
manufacturing SMEs to recover from the floods in the Pathumthani province in Thailand. It
is focused on ascertaining the impacts and coping mechanisms of flood disaster to vulnerable
SMEs in the Pathumthani province.
Key words: Disaster, Floods Impact, Disaster Recovery, Disaster Risk Reduction, Small and
Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Coping Mechanisms.
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