The Way Thais Lead: Face as Social Capital

The Way Thais Lead Face as Social Capital This fascinating study explores how face functions as social capital for leaders in Thai society It examines the anatomy of Thai face ways to gain lose and maintain face patron client dynamics an

  • Title: The Way Thais Lead: Face as Social Capital
  • Author: Larry S Persons
  • ISBN: 9786162151163
  • Page: 465
  • Format: Paperback
  • This fascinating study explores how face functions as social capital for leaders in Thai society It examines the anatomy of Thai face, ways to gain, lose, and maintain face, patron client dynamics, and the sources and paradigms of power Ethnographic research gives voice to Thai leaders as they describe face behaviors and the flow of power in their society The author comThis fascinating study explores how face functions as social capital for leaders in Thai society It examines the anatomy of Thai face, ways to gain, lose, and maintain face, patron client dynamics, and the sources and paradigms of power Ethnographic research gives voice to Thai leaders as they describe face behaviors and the flow of power in their society The author compellingly reveals an indigenous but little used pathway to virtuous leadership that empowers both leaders and followers, to the benefit of all.Written with academic rigor in a popular style, the book presents insights that are crucial to understanding and building strategic relationships in Thai society.

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    1. Larry Persons has a unique combination of perspectives. Though an American, his childhood was immersed in Thai culture, led by the hand of his nanny. He is fluent in Thai language. And now he adds to these, scholarship. But the book is very readable. Get ready for an anatomy lesson. Face-eyes (หน้าตา), honor (เกียรติ), fame (ชื่อเสียง), accumulated goodness (บารมี), and endogenous worth (ศักดิ์ศรี) are the flesh and bones of [...]

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