Paper Title
Determinants Affecting Intention To Leave By Thai Information Technology Professionals: A Conceptual Perspective

In Asia, voluntary intention to leave within the information technology sector is reaching epidemic proportions. In multiple ASEAN countries, HR professionals have stated that information technology professional �job hopping� has become a culture with the cost to productivity and the corporate bottom line becoming enormous. The researchers have therefore undertaken a study to investigate the variables affecting Thai Information technology professionals� intention to leave. Simple random sampling will be used to gather data through self-administrated questionnaires from an anticipated total of 340 respondents comprising IT managers, executives, and HR managers so as to study how work exhaustion, job satisfaction and organizational commitment affect intention to leave. The importance of the study is significant as Thailand�s ICT market accounts for 11 percent of GDP and is the largest in Southeast Asia, with Thai government plans to make the Kingdom the hub for ASEAN�s new $US2.5 trillion GDP digital economy. Keywords� ASEAN, Data Processing, Job, MIS, Networking, Organizational Commitment, Thailand, Turnover Intention.