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    Raising standard of living via minimum wage policy versus transfer payment policy 

    Sanpong Chuenroj; Suchittra Chamnivickorn, advisor (National Institute of Development Administration, 2012)

    It has been, historically, found that one of the most successful economic development concepts is the concept of welfare state where a government plays a big role in providing social benefits for its citizens through its various government intervention policies. This administrative concept has been widely adopted by many European countries with successes in Scandinavian countries, namely, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland. Attempts had been made by Thai government to adopt the welfare state concept to improve the well-beings of Thais. But ...
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    Roles of e-government in enhancing good governance of public sector organizations in Pakistan 

    Haque, Sirajul; Pairote Pathranarakul, advisor (National Institute of Development Administration, 2011)
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    Roles of managers and stakeholders perception on solar technology adoption intention : a case of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMES) in Lagos state, Nigeria 

    Ajah, Simon Nnaemeka; Pairote Pathranarakul (National Institute of Development Administration, 2021)

    Power shortages are rampant in Africa, and Nigeria is not an exception. Further, solar technology as a viable alternative source of electricity, which would mitigate this problem, has been slow to be adopted. This study explored the impact of attitude from the theory of planned behavior, disruptive innovation activities (DIA), awareness-knowledge, and opportunities and barriers for managers (owners) of MSME in terms of their intention to adopt solar technology for their business. A sequential mixed-method approach was adopted in this study. First, ...
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    Securities brokerage regulation : the effectiveness of regulation implementation 

    Sid Suntrayuth; Sombat Thamrongthanyawong, advisor (National Institute of Development Administration, 2011)

    The roles of the capital market have been seen to be very critical in the economic development of Thailand. The capital market plays a critical role in mobilizing savings for investment in productive assets, with views to enhancing countries’ long-term growth prospects. On the other hand, the roles of the securities brokerage firms can be seen as intermediaries that provide linkages between investors and the capital market. Many of the financial supervisory agencies in the different jurisdictions have been trying to initiate various regulations ...
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    Smart city development in China : a case study of urban management of Shanghai city 

    Samita Temphoemphoon; Achakorn Wongpreedee (National Institute of Development Administration, 2019)

    China has the largest number and size of smart cities in the world (Deloitte, 2018b). Relevant agencies formulate plans and conducted public hearings with all sectors. They have also drafted a white paper to serve as a guideline to be applied by cities in order for them to develop as smart cities. Thus, this study of the Chinese experience is beneficial for the development of smart cities in Thailand. This  dissertation is aimed at 1) studying previous development of smart cities used by Shanghai City, China, such as background, process, steps ...
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    Social capital and access to antiretroviral therapy in Thailand 

    Pichate Pinthong; Ponlapat Buracom (National Institute of Development Administration, 2021)

    This research on social capital and access to antiretroviral therapy in Thailand was conducted using quantitative methodology. The objectives of this research were to study the relationship of social capital with the influence of antiretroviral therapy in Thailand and to analyze the benefit incidence of access to antiretroviral therapy among populations with different income levels in the national health insurance system. The data were collected on antiretroviral drug recipients in 13 medical service areas of the National Health Security Office ...
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    Social capital and clientelism : the case study of local districts in Thailand 

    On-Uma Rattanasripanya; Juree Vichit-Vadakan, advisor (National Institute of Development Administration, 2011)

    In the era of globalization, the world has changed rapidly within a few years, and the changing complexion of civil society is incommensurable with the traditional life in each society. With this concern and the growing interest in administrative restructure in developing countries, many political scientists and economists have argued that social capital is an important determinant of economic development and of the functioning of institutions. Social capital has commonly been studied in recent years from the perspective of sociology and political ...
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    Social capital, knowledge sharing, and performance 

    Krishna Fongtanakit; Suchitra Punyaratabandhu, advisor (National Institute of Development Administration, 2013)

    The purpose of the study is to examine the linkage of the three types of social capital in organization which can enhance knowledge sharing and influence to organizational performance. The conceptual model is deployed from the Nahapiet and Ghoshal’s model (1998); and the linkage among the three types of social capital is developed from Tsai and Ghoshal’s argument (1998), and Uphoff (1999). The study explores Bandura’s cognitive theory (1977, 1986, 1989, and 2001) to develop the proposed model. The approach is quantitative research which questionnaire ...
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    Social entrepreneurship : an integrated framework for earned income opportunities adoption by nonprofit organizations in Thailand 

    Pawana Ankinun; Pairote Pathranarakul, advisor (National Institute of Development Administration, 2011)

    The purpose of this study is to gain an understanding of how social entrepreneurs adopt earned income opportunities to benefit their financial organization sustainability. The study seeks to 1) investigate the concept of social entrepreneurship, 2) analyze the factors that may contribute to the adoption of earned income opportunities, and 3) propose and integrated framework. A multiple case study was preferred for this study. Purposeful sampling was particularly relevant to this qualitative study because of the small sample size. The specific ...
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    Social entrepreneurship and organizational performance : combining the resource dependence and resource-based views 

    Sookyuen Tepthong; Tippawan Lorsuwannarat (National Institute of Development Administration, 2014)

    The increasing number of social enterprises and number of charities becoming social enterprises is heartening in terms of the potential impact that we will see in the future on our society and the environment. Social enterprises might be recognized as a new phenomenon in Thailand, but actually there are many frustrations regarding their performance. The objectives of this study, then, were to investigate the role of social entrepreneurship and the social capital of the social enterprise in terms of resources and performance, to examine the ...
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    Socio-economic, political and social capital factors that influence the state expenditure : A comparison of rural communities in the Maldives 

    Zahir, Mohamed; Ponlapat Buracom (National Institute of Development Administration., 2019)

    The Maldives is a nation in the Indian Ocean that includes approximately 1200 coral islands in 21 clusters known as atolls. For administrative purposes, these atolls are grouped into seven provinces located geographically in the Central, Northern, and Southern areas. These island communities operate as groups, which explains to some extent the unequal allocation of resources among the rural communities and Central city, as many studies have supported. Therefore, to understand the unequal distribution of wealth in rural communities, it is very ...
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    Stakeholder participation and the role of local government in local environmental sustainability programs: legitimacy, social capital, and political trust 

    Pornphan Hemaphan; Chandra-nuj Mahakanjana (National Institute of Development Administration, 2016)

    An extensive literature on local environmental sustainability has addressed the importance of governments more broadly, and local governments particularly, in terms of playing a leading role in managing and safeguarding local environmental resources. Nonetheless, there has been very little theoretically-inspired or empirical research that has investigated how local governments should perform the role. Therefore, the major objective of the present study is to explore the role of local government, with respect to stakeholder participation, ...
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    Strategic human resource management and development in Thailand 

    Somchat Visitchaichan; Juree Vichit-Vadakan, chairperson (National Institute of Development Administration, 2003)
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    Strategic leadership and organizational effectiveness : a study of the mass rapid transit authority of Thailand 

    Phiphat Nonthanathorn; Chindalak Vadhanasindhu, chairperson (National Institute of Development Administration, 2002)
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    Strategic management and organizational effectiveness : a case study of energy group of public company in Thailand 

    Vudhi Leelakusolvong; Pairote Pathranarakul, advisor (National Institute of Development Administration, 2009)

    This study probed into the insights of possible contributions to overall organizational effectiveness. The strategic management component is very useful in predicting top management team’s (TMT) perception towards environments which directly influence overall work behavior. It is therefore a powerful process for improving organizational effectiveness, especially that in the energy industry which has recently been receiving more attention. How to gain and hold advantage over competitors is the primary purpose of strategy and that which distinguishes ...
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    Strategic policy framework for strengthening the potential of small and medium enterprises toward ASEAN Economic Community 

    Rujira Paesai; Pairote Pathranarakul (National Institute of Development Administration, 2014)

    This dissertation aimed to 1) analyze the environment of Thailand’s Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) promotion policy in the past and the present SMEs promotion plans in order to learn about its environment, 2) evaluate the outcomes of the SMEs promotion policy in the past and the present Thai SMEs promotion plans in order to know the policy outcomes and its relationship with the key stakeholders’ roles in the public and the private sectors, 3) analyze and evaluate the potential of Thai SMEs in competing in the ASEAN Economic Community ...
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    Strengths and weaknesses of rural community organizations : cases of two sub-districts in Thailand 

    Prapee Kerdpermpoon; Juree Vichit-Vadakan, chairperson (National Institute of Development Administration, 2004)
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    Sustainability performance measurement : an investigation into corporate best practices 

    Karun Kumar; Pairote Pathranarakul (National Institute of Development Administration, 2013)

    The concept of sustainable development has emerged as a key guiding principle and action agenda for all forms of environmental management, economic development and social justice. The much professed “triple bottom line” TBL (Financial, Social, and Environmental) has its proponents and detractors who argues whether holding corporations accountable to economic prosperity, social justice, and environmental quality, constitutes progress. International businesses often have improved performance when they include their social, ethical and ...
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    Sustainable community forest management in local development : community practice, people participation and the success of forest conservation 

    Pornthep Sritanatorn; Pairote Pathranarakul, advisor (National Institute of Development Administration, 2009)

    Community forest is an evolving and dynamic concept, which underlines the significance of process of local people’s participation. The concept has been widely accepted and implemented in numerous forest countries such as Nepal, India, Bhutan, Philippine, Vietnam, etc. In accordance with the concept, forests are perceived as a valuable asset and belonged to local community itself. In light of this notion, accountability in conserving forest is not particularly narrowed to government officials as it was in the past, but the local people in community ...