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    Early childhood education and child development outcomes in least developed countries: empirical evidence from Lao PDR 

    Manivone Phongsopha; Piriya Pholphirul (National Institute of Development Administration, 2017)

    Given the benefits of early childhood education, many countries try to ensure universal accessibility to early childhood education. However, with their limited budgets and chronic poverty, least developed countries face a huge disadvantage in providing access to early childhood education, especially for children of lower income families and those living in remote areas. This study aims to determine how accessibility to early childhood education and child development affects cognitive, learning, physical, and social-emotional readiness. We use ...
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    The effects of dimensions of social media quality on user satisfaction: a cross-cultural comparison of Thai and Chinese users 

    Wang, Jing; Peerayuth Charoensukmongkol (National Institute of Development Administration, 2017)

    This study was designed to investigate the influence of dimensions of social media quality (system, information, and service) on user satisfaction. Moreover, this study compared the cross-cultural results of these dimensions using data collected from 220 Chinese and 201 Thai social media users. Partial least squares regression was used to analyze the data. The analysis indicated that system, information, and service quality all were related positively to user satisfaction with social media both in Thai and Chinese people. This study provides ...
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    Effects of partnership quality on the outsourcing success of translation service organizations in China 

    Li, Peng; Sid Suntrayuth (National Institute of Development Administration, 2018)

    The translation service market in China is growing steadily with the rapid development of international outsourcing services, as well as the language service industry as a whole. Besides the traditional study scopes included in linguistics and translation, there are a few studies that focus on translation service in the scope of the outsourcing field and then adopt theories and perspectives from it. This dissertation will study translation service industry from a new perspective, focusing on its nature as a kind of outsourcing activity. This ...
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    The effects of reading and writing persuasive message on career intention to be professional farmers of high school students 

    Chakkaphong Keyen; Duchduen Bhanthumnavin (National Institute of Development Administration, 2018)

    This research was an experiment study, aiming at investigating the effects of persuasive reading and writing on career intention to be professional farmers in high school students, as well as, examining psycho-social antecedents as correlates of career intention to be professional farmers. The subjects of this study were 652 high school students in 8 schools which locate the central region of Thailand with 284 male (43.56%), and 368 female (56.44 %), the average age of 16.01, the average GPA of 2.85, 358students (54.91%) attended science program, ...
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    The elderly problems and policies in China: a comparison with Japan 

    Liu, Yue; Aweewan Panyagometh (National Institute of Development Administration, 2017)

    This research was conducted qualitatively through review, analysis, and comparison of Chinese and Japanese policies regarding elderly policy. The methodology used in this study was literature analysis. Data on elderly population were collected from World Bank website and elderly policy documents were from a government website. The study aimed to (1) find out about the aging problem in China, (2) compare the policies on the elderly in China and Japan, and (3) provide policy recommendations for the Chinese government. The results showed that China ...
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    English-Thai translation strategies of similes and metaphors in the merchant of Venice 

    Kawee Suksalee; Ora-Ong Chakorn (National Institute of Development Administration, 2018)

    This study aims to analyze the strategies used in the translation of English similes and metaphors in William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice into the Thai version called Venice Vanich by H.M. King Rama VI based on the frameworks of Pierini’s (2007) translation strategies of simile and Newmark’s (1981) translation strategies of metaphor. Moreover, Baker’s (2011) notions of the problems of non-equivalence at word level and translation strategies for dealing with non-equivalence at word level are employed to analyze the translation of the ...
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    Enterprise risk management and organizational performance: the empirical study of listed companies in Thailand 

    Patipan Sae-Lim; Pairote Pathranarakul (National Institute of Development Administration, 2017)

    Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) nowadays is a tool for preventive loss for listed-companies due to the volatility of the external environment. Moreover, apart from being a preventive tool, ERM is more important and posits as a compulsory system for alignment to a regulatory base for listed-companies driven from the issues of a lack of corporate governance (CG), historically, from well-known organizations: World-com, Enron, Volkswagen and so on. Even though, ERM is a vital tool for preventing organizational loss as well as for the alignment ...
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    Essays on logistics performance and economic development 

    Prawpan Oruangke; Nada Chunsom (National Institute of Development Administration, 2018)

    This dissertation includes three empirical essays on logistics performance and economic development. The first essay is related to the linkages of logistics components for trade improvement. In this paper, the World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index (LPI) and its components are used to represent trade facilitation according to the first index published in 2007 until the latest in 2016 through five editions. This research aims to analyze the role of logistics components linked to global exports of agricultural and manufactured products using a ...
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    Evaluating the effects of the socio-economic, environmental, and institutional factors on sustainable renewable energy policy development in Thailand 

    Pasakorn Sakolsatayatorn; Pairote Pathranarakul (National Institute of Development Administration, 2018)

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the factors that challenged the renewable energy sector in Thailand. The literature reports that there were institutional bottlenecks in the renewable energy sector that included bureaucratic corruption, red tape, undefined queuing periods, and other factors that have placed a huge burden on the sustainability of the country’s renewable energy policy measures. The objectives of this study were fourfold: to investigate the context of sustainable renewable policy development from the Thai perspective, ...
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    Exploring factors that influence entrepreneurship of overseas Chinese students: a case study from Thailand 

    Mao, Xiaoxuan; Lee, Yu-Hsiu (National Institute of Development Administration, 2018)

    With the influence of the “The Belt and Road” international environmental trend,The number of Chinese students studying in Thailand is increasing. The behavior of these students is bound to affect the development of countries. So what is the entrepreneurial situation of these students? In this thesis the author first expounds the definition of "entrepreneurship", research and development of "entrepreneurship" in Chinese and foreign academic circles,and the research of factors influencing college students' entrepreneurship. Then analyze the market ...
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    The factors affecting health policy implementation performance in primary health care: An empirical study of the sub-district level health facilities in Bangladesh 

    Ali, Mohoshin; Kasemsarn Chotchakornpant (National Institute of Development Administration, 2017)

    The magnitude of how health policy implementation performance is taking route at the national level is a very important issue as far as world population levels in relation to future workforces are concerned. These require properly implementation of health policy by the respective governments. However, it is noteworthy that not all countries have the same factors affecting health policy implementation. This study concerns the examination of the situation of primary health care at the sub-district level in Bangladesh. Hence, the specific purpose ...
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    The factors affecting the leadership performance of female managers in China's Taiwanese firms-the case of Huai' An, Jiangsu 

    Liu, Shuxian; Chih-cheng Fang (National Institute of Development Administration, 2018)

    With the continuous development and progress in society and economy, the economic and cultural exchanges between Taiwan and mainland China have been continuously enhanced. Mainland Taiwan-funded enterprises have sprung and spread all over mainland China. Female executives in Taiwan-funded enterprises have gradually entered the public view. More women have taken managerial positions. However, how good is the leadership of female executives in mainland Taiwan-funded companies and what are the factors that influence the exertion of the leadership ...
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    Factors influencing information technology adoption in chinese retailing pharmacy sector: a case study from Huaian city, China 

    Zhang, Su; Chih-cheng Fang (National Institute of Development Administration, 2018)

    In modern society, information technology plays an important role in the field of health care. This study first explored the UTAUT (Unified Theory Acceptance and Use of Technology) to study Chinese Retailing Pharmacy Sector’s IT adoption in new mandatory context. By constructing research model Pharmacy-UTAUT, the author tried to find out the core factors influencing IT adoption, the moderators affecting the strength of relationships between variables and the new model’s explanatory power. Pharmacy-UTAUT incorporates two constructs (attitude and ...
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    Food activity uniqueness for creative tourism development: a case study Chiang Mai, Thailand 

    Vongvipha Thosuwonchinda; Suwaree Namwong (National Institute of Development Administration, 2017)

    This study aimed to determine the components of Activity Uniqueness for Creative Tourism, consisting of three sub-components, namely Creative Activity, Create a Positive Distinctive Activity, and Five Sense Body and to find the relationship between the components and tourists’ perception of creative tourism activities. Activities of Thai cookery school course were focused on.  Presently, Thailand tourism emphasizes on promoting greater abstract images, such as Thailand: Land of Smile, Thainess, and Thai Hospitality. However, it still lacks ...
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    Gay: the construction of sexual myths in advertisements 

    Chachaya Sakuna; Patchanee Cheyjunya (National Institute of Development Administration, 2018)

               The objectives of the study, Gay: The Construction of Sexual Myths in Advertisement, are to study the changes of sexual myths in advertisements with gay-related content and to study consumers’ decoding of meanings in advertisements with gay-related content. The study is a qualitative research composing of various methodologies: documentary research, textual analysis, interview, in-depth interview and focus-group interview.           The results reveal that signs conveying meanings through codes of advertisement elements are classified ...
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    Guideline of the hot spring management to promote the quality of health tourism in Thailand 

    Varinnar Siripooththilak; Kanokkarn Kaewnuch (National Institute of Development Administration, 2018)

    This research used mixed methods to investigate: 1) To study the tourist’s behavior in the Hot Spring area; 2) To study the expectations of Thai tourists towards the Hot Spring Management; 3) To study the perceptions of Thai tourists towards the Hot Spring Management; 4) To create guidelines of Hot Spring Management to promote the quality of Health Tourism in Thailand. The researcher employed purposive sampling. For the quantitative research, the sample group includes 400 Thai tourists who visited 4 sources of Hot Springs, including Phra Ruang ...
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    Guidelines based on factors that encourage cultural festival tourism coordinators to accept and adopt marketing competencies 

    Punnatree Suntisupaporn; Kanokkarn Kaewnuch (National Institute of Development Administration, 2018)

    The focus of this study is how to best support festival coordinators and festival tourism providers to adopt core competencies that will be most useful in creating a successful festival tourism marketing program. The objectives of this study were: 1. To investigate the current marketing competencies demonstrated by cultural festival coordinators. 2. To study cultural festival coordinators’ perceptions regarding the importance of marketing competencies. 3. To study the influence factors that cause cultural festival tourism coordinators to accept ...
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    Guidelines for promoting hotel employee engagement by using compensation, benefit and rewards system 

    Yaowapha Neeyakorn; Kanokkarn Kaewnuch (National Institute of Development Administration, 2018)

    The current research sought to identify the factors associated with hotel employees’ motivation, specifically in relation to compensation, benefit and rewards system and to explain the ways their motivation affects their organizational engagement.  It was anticipated that the findings can be used to develop guideline for promoting hotel employee engagement by using compensation, benefit and rewards system.  The research applied qualitative research method by using the semi structured in-depth interviews with a total of 20 hotel employees who ...
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    How do local governments manage their performance? the effect of psm, organizational, and environmental determinants on effective performance management in Ghana: the case of local government employees in the greater accra region 

    Abane, Juliana Abagsonema; Boon-anan Phinaitrup (National Institute of Development Administration, 2017)

    Managing people for development is not an easy task and at the same time finding a management tool to effectively unleash the potential of employees to contribute to development through a local government system may appear a difficult exercise.  In the management literature, reference is made to several tools developed, especially in private sector, to make organisations monitor and use performance information to measure employees’ performance. However, the managerial principles that govern the public sector make it highly challenging to introduce ...
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    The impact of government debt on the economic growth of Bhutan 

    Wangmo, Sonam; Anan Wattanakuljarus (National Institute of Development Administration, 2018)

    The study is motivated by the unprecedented increase in the level of government debt currently prevailing in Bhutan.  An understanding of the relationship between government debt and economic growth is considered crucial. For this purpose, the study aims to empirically examine the relationship between the government debt and economic growth in Bhutan. To determine the relationship the data were obtained from different sources such as the World Economic Outlook (IMF), World Bank and National statistics Bureau of Bhutan.  Time series data from the ...