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    Developing service quality for spa establishments in the active beach tourism cluster, Thailand 

    Anan Chieochankitkan (สถาบันบัณฑิตพัฒนบริหารศาสตร์, 2013)

    The objectives of this study are: 1) to assess the level of perception in: service quality, perceived value, service encounter, and satisfaction of customers using spa treatments, 2) to study the dimensions of service quality, which is important in order to evaluate the spa establishments based on customers’ demographics, 3) to study customers’ desires toward spa treatments based on their demographics, 4) to study the causal relationship between service quality, perceived value and service encounter on customer satisfaction of customers ...
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    Domestic violence against women and the implementation of the domestic violence (prevention and protection) act 2010 : Reflections from rural Bangladesh 

    Khan, Anisur Rahman (National Institute of Development Administration, 2015)

    Over the last few decades, domestic violence against women has received increasing attention as an insidious problem for women both on the global and national scale. Despite this attention, studies on domestic violence are still limited in Bangladesh, as such, many issues remain under-researched, unexplored, or underexplored. Moreover, studying domestic violence through the qualitative approach is also hardly visible. With this backdrop, the present study aimed at filling in some of the methodological and theoretical gaps in the existing ...
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    Dynamic materialized view selection based on two-phase optimization 

    Boontita Suchyukorn (National Institute of Development Administration, 2013)

    A Data Warehouses is a repository of information integrated from a distributed data source. Information stored in a data warehouse is the form of the materialized view. Materializing view is a technique to improve query response time in a data warehouse. Deciding which of the appropriated views should be materialized views is one of the significant problems in data warehouse design. In order to solve this problem, constructing a search space close to optimal is a necessary task. It provides effective results for the selection of views to ...
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    Dynamics of poverty, inequality and Thai government provincial budget allocation 

    Areeporn Asawinpongphan (National Institute of Development Administration, 2014)

    This dissertation examines the impact of government budget allocation (all inper capita unit) to inequality and poverty by single household level covered in 75provinces. The study is based on in-depth analysis the dynamic of governmentexpenditures and other factors such as inflation, gross provincial product (GPP) andunemployment to the two main welfare indicators (inequality and poverty). The studyapplied panel data analysis in provincial level. The study result shows thatgovernment budget allocations per capita from each ministry can alleviate ...
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    Employee engagement model : An explanatory study of antecedents and consequences for Thai hotel industry 

    Supaporn Prasongthan (National Institute of Development Administration, 2014)

    The purpose of this study is to find the essential factors that influence the levelof employee engagement, and the outcomes of the employee engagement for the Thaihotel industry. This study also develops the causal relationships model among thepredicted antecedent variables and the consequences of employee engagement for theThai hotel industry. Lastly, the HR practices and organizational approaches aresuggested in order to maximize the level of employee engagement for the Thai hotelindustry. The explanatory sequential mixed methods design was ...
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    Evaluative criteria for good governance of local governments according to the viewpoint of local government executives 

    Supatra Assavasukee (National Institute of Development Administration, 2014)

    This study covers new ground in the evaluative criteria for good governance by local governments. Commonly, such evaluative criteria would be set by the central state. It is a true top-down process. The evaluative criteria, on the other hand, from a bottom-up approach, that is, from the viewpoint of local governments, are rarely found. Therefore, this study will discuss on the evaluative criteria for the good governance of local governments according to the viewpoint of local government executives. Such criteria will center on six principles ...
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    Exchange rate co-movement and volatility spill over in Africa 

    Carsamer, Emmanuel (National Institute of Development Administration, 2015)

    Although research interest in why and how economies are related to each other continues to accumulate (Joyce, 2013, Todd, 2008), our understanding of the mechanisms through which economic turmoil in one region transmits to another is still unclear. The motivations for this study were to examine the volatility transmission in the African foreign exchange market and the global world through financial interdependence and factors explaining exchange rate co-movement. The thesis set out to find answers to the questions of volatility spill over ...
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    Explaining condom use behavior among men who have sex with men in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Phuket, Thailand : A contextual perspective 

    Panus Rattakitvijun Na Nakorn (National Institute of Development Administration, 2015)

    Thailand National AIDS Strategy (NAS) 2012-2016 was developed comprehensively and implemented intensively at the provincial level. It utilized an information-motivation-behavioral skills model as a framework to design HIV preventive interventions, including condom distribution interventions, that was insufficient in increasing the rate of condom use among men who have sex with men (MSM). HIV prevalence in the MSM population has increased dramatically compared with the general population across Thailand, particularly in major cities. There ...
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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 (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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    Factors affecting job involvement: A case study of SCG Cement co.ltd 

    Tanin Suwongwan (National Institute of Development Administration, 2009)

    The main objective of this study is, firstly, to empirically test the proposed model in order to ascertain the nature of any causal relationship between the exogenous variables of transformational leadership (TFL) and the job characteristic (JC), with psychological empowerment (PE) as the mediating variable, upon the endogenous variable which is job involvement. The secondary objective of this study is then to demonstrate how, and to what extent, the concept of job involvement can be statistically explained by these parameters. Bass and ...
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    Flood tax for Thailand : The case study of Bangkok 

    Panyapat Anuwatkhunnatham (National Institute of Development Administration, 2015)

    Thailand has been more likely to be effected by catastrophe events especially, flooding because of geographical reason and climate change situation. From flooding event in 2011 in Thailand, according to the World Bank with the confirmation of Thai Government, flooding has affected 3,151,224 people from 1,154,576 families and damage estimated of at least 185 billion baht. Employment has been hurt when factories flooded and workers were laid off or fired. Not all factories are expected to reopen causing significant long term job loss in Central ...
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    Governance, openness, and economic performance : An empirical study of Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa 

    Chanatip Wangworawong (National Institute of Development Administration, 2015)

    The relationship between governance, openness, and economic performance of a country has been a topic of significant interest, not only among scholars but also policymakers in all countries around the world. The objectives of this study were: first, to examine the relationship between governance, openness, and economic performance in the context of developing countries; second, to examine how each factor makes a difference in the way in which countries develop; and third, to examine the differences in the relationships among governance, ...
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    Hospitality management and its factors : A comparative study of public and private hospitals in Thailand 

    Mayuree Yotawut (สถาบันบัณฑิตพัฒนบริหารศาสตร์, 2014)

    The objectives of this research were to identify the perceived service obtained by customers and to examine the opinion of employees towards hospitality management in both public and private hospitals in Thailand. Based on the objectives of the study, the theoretical linkage between the hospitality factors affecting customer satisfaction, which consist of service, employee behavior, and physical environment, was explored. Moreover, the theoretical linkage between service quality (mediating variable) and employee satisfaction, which consist ...
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    Image parsing using local features of superpixels and genetic algorithm 

    Joseph, Ferdin Joe John (สถาบันบัณฑิตพัฒนบริหารศาสตร์, 2014)

    Image porsing is a new avenue in the field of Computer Vision and Machine Learning. Similar to parsing of text into meaningful tokens and classifying them based on the user discretions, images are also parsed to understand the contents of the image. In this regard, there lies a need for image parsing systems to parse the images and understand the contents of the images in an efficient way. In the recent past various image parsing methodologies are proposed with huge fcaturc sct and ambiguity in performance based on class and pixels detected. Many ...
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    Impact of decentralization on education expenditure and quality of education service delivery in Thai local government 

    Ausanakorn Tavarom (National Institute of Development Administration, 2014)

    The objectives of this study were: 1) To investigate the impact of decentralization policy on municipal governments’ budget allocation for education; and 2) To investigate the impact of decentralization policy on the quality of education provided by municipal governments. The methodology for this study can be divided into 2 parts. Firstly, the study of municipal government budget allocation for education was conducted using secondary data from the previous local government budget law passed between 2007and 2013, and results of the first ...
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    Impacts of board roles and responsibilities, leadership styles and information and communication technology adoptions on organizational performance : A study of nonprofit organizations in Thailand 

    Thalerngsak Senakham (สถาบันบัณฑิตพัฒนบริหารศาสตร์, 2013)

    This research aimed to explore how these key factors – leadership styles, board roles and responsibilities, and ICT adoption – are related to the performance of nonprofit organizations (NPOs) in Thailand. The resource-based view theory, the agency theory, the resource dependent theory, the institution theory, leadership theories, as well as concepts about ICT adoption were studied to create factors that affect the performance of NPOs. The samples used in this research were 906 NPOs that were registered with the Ministry of Social Development ...
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    Integrated management model of day spas in Thailand 

    Pornphen Lalitnuntikul (National Institute of Development Administration, 2014)

    Day spa as a business unit is capable of generating meaningful revenue if properly managed. This study was set out to study the contexts of day spa management in Thailand and to study the tourists’ attitudes towards day spas in Thailand in order to develop an integrated management model for day spas in Thailand. The integrated management model is practical and efficient for day spas in Thailand to use for both return on investment and environmental concerns. It encompasses finance, training, new development, customers’ satisfactions, quality ...
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    Key determinants of education quality of secondary schools in Bangkok 

    Pimsiri Pootrakul (National Institute of Development Administration, 2014)

    This study aims to investigate the key determinants of the quality of education of upper-secondary schools in Thailand focusing on the Bangkok Metropolitan area. Among the 219 the upper-secondary schools located in the studied territory, 149 schools under the supervision of the Office of the Basic Education Commission, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, the Office of the Higher Education Commission, and the Office of the Private Education Commission were randomly selected. This sample size provided a 95 percent confidence level for all statistical ...
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    Key factors affecting the success of organic agriculture policy implementation in thai local communities 

    Pasupha Chinvarasopak (National Institute of Development Administration, 2015)

    Organic agriculture in Thailand officially became a public policy in 2005 and its current provisions are described in the Second National Strategic Plan for Organic Agriculture Development (2013-2016). While organic agriculture has been implemented for a decade and while the global growth rate of organic agriculture has increased; the amount of land dedicated to organic agriculture in Thailand has increased at a rate of only 0.1% annually and comprises only 0.2% of the total land in the nation under cultivation. This is in sharp contrast ...
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    Knowledge management practices and organizational performance : a case of the Royal Thai Air Force 

    Pranee Mooklai (National Institute of Development Administration, 2014)

    The objectives of the research were 1) to develop a model of knowledge management practices and organizational performance, 2) to validate the relationship of knowledge management practices and organizational performance in the model, and 3) to suggest for the improvement of knowledge management practices and organizational performance. This study investigated one independent variable (knowledge management practices), one intervening variable (innovation) and one dependent variable (organizational performance). Both quantitative research ...