Journal of Advances in Humanities and Social Sciences
Journal ISSN: 2414-3111
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Received: 21 December 2016
Accepted: 11 April 2017
Published: 9 October 2017
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  • A study of the level of management knowledge of woodcraft artisans in Indonesia

Slamet Subiyantoro, Edy Tri Sulistyo, Nanang Yulianto, Nadia Sigi Prameswari

Published online: 2017


The purpose of this study is to examine the level of management knowledge of the woodcraft artisans in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. This study belongs to qualitative descriptive research. It was conducted at industrial woodcraft center in Patuk Village, Gunung Kidul Regency, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. 62 respondents were selected randomly out of 627 people profess woodcraft artisans from 7 locations. The data was collected through questionnaire, interview, and observation methods. The observation and interview processes were conducted according to the research purpose to make it into purposive sampling. Then, the data was analysed using interactive techniques, including data reduction, presentation, and verification. The result shows that the knowledge level of the wood artisans for the management basic concepts is categorized as good (71.5%), for the business planning is categorized as adequate (69.1%), and for the business organization is also adequate (61.5%). Furthermore, the level of knowledge for the briefing aspect is good (76.9%) and for the quality control is modest (57.3%). Overall, the level of management knowledge is still categorized as modest since out of four aspects, the briefing is the only good aspect. Meanwhile, the other three aspects belong to the adequate and modest level. This subject is caused by the socio-cultural factor in the society which tends to be more socio-collective than professional.