IJSSH 2017 Vol.7(7): 501-504 ISSN: 2010-3646
doi: 10.18178/ijssh.2017.V7.874

Comparing the Concept of Wisdom Tree to the Concepts of Economics, Public Administration, Social Development, and Human Resource Development

Wichai Utsahajit
Abstract—This research attempts to explore the concept of “Wisdom Tree” proposed by a group of Buddhist volunteers at BuddhadasaIndapanno Archives (or BIA - A Buddhist spiritual cultivation and edutainment center). The Wisdom Tree explains a simulated situation of having four groups of people living together on and under one big tree (the good and haves, the bad and haves, the good and have-nots, and the bad and have-nots). The concept is widely accepted among numbers of Buddhists participating in the BIA dharma activities. This concept is then compared to Economics, Public Administration, Social Development and Human Resource Development concepts and analysed to come up with its implication in developing human resources in Thailand. The research methodology involves focus groups of university professors and graduate students in economics, public administration, social development and human resource development fields. Findings reveal comparison of similarities and differences of those concepts and recommendations for applying the Wisdom Tree concept in developing human resources in Thailand.

Index Terms—BuddhadasaIndapanno, human resource development, wisdom tree.

Wichai Utsahajit is with Graduate School of Human Resource Development at the National Institute of Development Administration, Bangkok, Thailand (email: wichaiu@yahoo.com).

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Cite: Wichai Utsahajit, "Comparing the Concept of Wisdom Tree to the Concepts of Economics, Public Administration, Social Development, and Human Resource Development," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 7, no. 6, pp. 501-504, 2017.

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