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    Understanding NGOs and their roles in development : an analysis of role and status of development NGOs in Bangkok 

    Arpapat Mungthanya; Juree Vichit-Vadakan, advisor (National Institute of Development Administration, 2005)
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    Understanding public organizations in Thailand: an exploratory study 

    Wassana Pongsapan; Juree Vichit-Vadakan (National Institute of Development Administration, 2017)

    Over 15 years of existence of Public Organization (PO), many questions and public issues have been raised over the performance, efficiency and cost-effectiveness of PO. This study therefore has a goal to understand and present the performance of PO, that have been established under the Public Organization Act of 1999. The main objectives of this study are: 1) to investigate the performance of Public Organizations in Thailand, 2) to explore the key factors affecting the performance of Public Organizations and 3) to provide recommendations, ...
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    Understanding women in local politics : studies of women politicians in Krabi Province Thailand 

    Pimrumpai Panvichatikul; Juree Vichit-Vadakan, advisor (National Institute of Development Administration, 2009)

    In Thailand, women have become more and more active in various modern sectors ranging from academics to businesses. However, it is obvious that their presence in politics have been marginal. The number of female politicians was even lower in local governments than at the national levels. In order to understand why such a disparity in men’s and women’s political participation at the local level exists, there is a need for holistic inquiry and a cross fertilization of ideas. This dissertation, therefore, provided an in-depth understanding of local ...
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    Unheard voices and grim realities of the challenges, coping strategies, and governance of women leaders : the case of the union parishad in Bangladesh 

    Rahman, Mizanur; Juree Vichit-Vadakan (National Institute of Development Administration, 2013)

    The purpose of this study was to delve into the research questions: 1) Do women leaders help promote governance in the Union Parishad (UP) of Bangladesh? If so, how?; and 2) How have women leaders perceived and defined their roles and coped with the realities in the UP? The objectives were to: 1) unravel the leadership process of the women leaders in the UP; 2) uncover the perceptions, dynamics, realities, and challenges of participation of women leaders in the UP of Bangladesh; and 3) explore the coping strategies of women leaders in the ...
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    Universal design for building an inclusive society in Thailand : community-based social marketing 

    Siripan Krasaesan; Ousa Biggins (National Institute of Development Administration, 2016)

    World population is changing to become an aging society in regions such as Europe and North America. Thailand too is becoming an aging society. The data from the national statistics office forecasts that in the next 10 years Thailand will become a complete aging society. It is time to address this situation, which not only concerns the income or health of the elderly, but also about how they can live comfortably in an aging society. Universal design principles could help them to live better. It can aid accessibility to all places and allow ...
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    University student loyalty model : structural equation modelling of student loyalty in autonomous, state, transformed, and private universities in Bangkok 

    Viriya Taecharungroj; Kasemsarn Chotchakornpant (สถาบันบัณฑิตพัฒนบริหารศาสตร์, 2013)

    University student loyalty is a key factor that contributes to the long-term growth and survivability of the university through financial stability, increased enrolment, and better reputation. The objective of this research is to develop a comprehensive university student loyalty model that incorporates important constructs in a service quality dimension and a relationship quality dimension as well as image and reputation perception. The model is tested using the structural equation modelling approach. The multiple group analysis is conducted ...
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    University-industry interaction and project's performance on innovation : perspective of university's researcher 

    Atthapong Sakunsriprasert; Chindalak Vadhanasindhu, advisor (National Institute of Development Administration, 2009)

    This research studies the effects of University-Industry Interaction (UII) on innovation project performance from the perspective of university researchers. The main objectives are: 1) to identify the main factors of the researchers’ project performance that will benefit private firms, 2) to investigate the power of UniversityIndustry Interaction (UII) on project performance, and 3) to test the model of University-Industry Interaction (UII) and project performance as well as the relationship of all the factors in the model. The author distributed ...
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    Unlocking the "black box" in the talent management employee performance relationship : evidence from the Ghanaian banking sector 

    Mensah, James Kwame; Nisada Wedchayanon (National Institute of Development Administration, 2015)

    Recent years have witnessed ever-increasing focus on the effective management of people that represent special significance to their organisations’ success, and perhaps this has been one of the most important developments in human resource management (HRM). Specifically, talent management (TM) has been the focus and centre of attention of both HRM scholars and practitioners since it entered the managerial lexicon in the 1990s. From the work of the McKinsey consultants, the field of TM has gain much respect and attention across corporate ...
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    Unraveling the enigma of internationalization : the case of Thai manufacturing small and medium-sized enterprises 

    Apichart Thananan; Juree Vichit-Vadakan (National Institute of Development Administration, 2015)

    Globalization, together with the reduction in trade barriers and development in information and communication technology, provide an opportunity for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to expand their business into foreign markets. SME internationalization has been widely researched in developed countries but little is known about how and why internationalization takes place in the developing countries and this lack of evidence in the literature provides strong grounds for this study.
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    Using conceptual space and cultural evolution in language game 

    Theerapol Limsatta; Ohm Sornil (National Institute of Development Administration, 2016)

    Agreement on word-object pairing in communication depends on the intensity of belief that gradually emerges in a society of agents under the condition that no one is born with embedded knowledge. In know-nothing word-object pairing, the agents in communication find meaning until they reach a consensus on what an object should be called. A language game is a social process of finding agreement on word-object pairing which enables its communication in a multi-agent system. In this research, techniques are proposed to discover the association ...
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    Using metacognition training in improving business writing: a case study of efl tertiary students in Thailand 

    Natrada Tiyaphorn; Jirapa Abhakorn (National Institute of Development Administration, 2018)

    This study applied a mixed research approach to investigate the extent to which metacognition training could develop students’ writing skills. The student participants were a group of third-year university students majoring in Business English, Faculty of Arts who enrolled in the Business Communication in English II course. They were grouped into experimental and control groups. For the experimental group, the metacognition training was conducted as an intervention in teaching business writing. The pretest and posttest writing scores of ...
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    Valuing cultural heritage: a contingent valuation study of temples in Chiang Saen 

    Pongsan Sanyakamdhorn; Udomsak Seenprachawong (National Institute of Development Administration, 2017)

    This paper presents a study of willingness to pay of Thai population to preserve historic temples in Chiang Saen, ancient city in Chiang Rai, Thailand as those temples are at risk of degradation and deterioration.  This study aims to estimate the factors that affect willingness to pay of people for cultural heritage in Chiang Saen and to investigate willingness to pay and its attributions. The contingent valuation method was used as a valuation technique to conduct an economic valuation of non-market values of preservation of the ancient temples. ...
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    Valuing cultural heritage: A contingent valuation study of temples in Chiang Saen 

    Pongsan Sanyakamdhorn; Udomsak Seenprachawong (สถาบันบัณฑิตพัฒนบริหารศาสตร์, 2017)

    This paper presents a study of willingness to pay of Thai population to preserve historic temples in Chiang Saen, ancient city in Chiang Rai, Thailand as those temples are at risk of degradation and deterioration.  This study aims to estimate the factors that affect willingness to pay of people for cultural heritage in Chiang Saen and to investigate willingness to pay and its attributions. The contingent valuation method was used as a valuation technique to conduct an economic valuation of non-market values of preservation of the ancient temples. ...
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    Variance estimation for adaptive cluster sampling with a single primary unit and the partially systematic adaptive cluster sampling 

    Urairat Netharn; Dryver, Arthur L, advisor (National Institute of Development Administration, 2009)

    Two topics are investigated in this dissertation. The first concerns variance estimation when a single primary sampling unit is selected. Two new bias variance estimators, based on splitting the initial sample into sub-samples and regarding the initial sample as a stratified sample, are proposed. The results of this study indicated that both new variance estimators are underestimated. The first variance estimator is not preferable when the number of sub-samples is two because its relative bias is too large to be useful. Increasing the number of ...
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    Wage inequality in manufacturing sector 

    Piyanan Suwanmana; Adis Israngkura, advisor (National Institute of Development Administration, 2011)

    This study adopts regression-based decomposition proposed by Fields on Thailand Labor Force Surveys to investtigate the wage inequality in the manufacturing sector in Thailand during 1985-2005. The included variables are workers’ individual characteristics and their working status such as gender, marital status, family size, urbanization, education categories, experience, types of occupation, minimum wage zone, fringe benefit, domestic expenditure, and international trade. Ordinary regression states the significance of all explanatory variables ...
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    Welfare analysis of household demand for vehicle fuel 

    Wilaiwan Sirirotjanaput; Adis Israngkura, advisor (National Institute of Development Administration, 2012)

    Thailand has adopted policies that promote the use of biofuel produced from local crops to reduce the country’s dependence on imported fossil fuel. The pricing policy was designed to encourage greater use in the transportation sector of gasohol, which is a blend of gasoline and ethanol. It consists of two measures, namely, a subsidy on gasohol and a tax on gasoline. Their effect was to make gasohol price lower than that of gasoline so that motorists might use more gasohol, which is a substitute to gasoline. However, the economic impact of the ...
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    Wellbeing of single mothers in a slum community 

    Thawanrat Mairattanachaichan; Awae Masae (National Institute of Development Administration, 2020)

    This research aimed to investigate wellbeing, livelihood strategies to pursue wellbeing and conditions effecting wellbeing achievement of single mothers in a slum community in Bangkok. This research was conducted following a qualitative research methodology. Data were collected mainly through in-depth interviews with 12 key informants, and 18 cases of single mothers. The case were divided into 2 groups, 9 each:  1) single mothers living with children and relatives; and 2) single mothers living only with children. Data analysis was done by means ...
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    Women business communities : case study of Kamphaengphet and Tak Provinces 

    Pajaree Polprasert; Suwanlee Piampiti, chairperson (National Institute of Development Administration, 2003)
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    Women's decision-making power in the rural family in Northeastern Thailand 

    Piengjit Boonto; Duanpen Theerawanviwat, advisor (National Institute of Development Administration, 2008)

    The objectives of this study are: (1) to identify the existing pattern of social relationship that relates to the power, roles, and responsibilities of a wife and a husband, in the rural area of Northeastern Thailand and (2) to verify the influencing factors of women’s decision-making in the family. This research utilized the quantitative survey of 449 married women in the rural areas of three provinces including Chaiyaphum, Nong Bue Lumphu, and Ubon Ratcha thani. The survey and interview data was analyzed with two types of statistics being : (1) ...
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    Women's educational achievement and their participation in the Thai central region local political decision-making process 

    Ratchaneepan Sodsangchan; Kanikar Sookasame, advisor (National Institute of Development Administration, 2008)

    The purpose of the study is to understand the relationships between women's educational achievement and their participation in the Thai central region local political decision-making process. The objectives of this study are: first, to study women’s personal characteristics and their participation in the local political decision- making process; second, to study the relationships among educational achievement, demographic status, civic attitudes and obstacles to women’s political participation; and third, to study women’s engagement in the local ...