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    Promoting inclusive development through allocation of national resources: the case of basic education in Ghana 

    Abubakari, Maliha; Ponlapat Buracom (National Institute of Development Administration, 2017)

    Economic growth and poverty reduction have generally recorded monumental gains in the last two decades globally. On the other hand, worldwide regional inequality has widened considerably. In the year 2009, spatial or regional inequality was one of the major themes of the World Development Report. Similarly, Goal 10 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals aims at reducing inequalities within and among countries. These examples point to the relevance of issues of inequalities in contemporary global discourse on development. This study ...
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    Public and private partnerships in strengthening vocational education and training 

    Kessara Amornvuthivorn; Tippawan Lorsuwannarat (National Institute of Development Administration, 2015)

    This paper draws on the theoretical concepts from Inter-organizational relations theory, public governance, and public and private partnerships (PPPs), which are incorporated with the conceptions learned from the two cases of PPPs in technical vocational education and training in Singapore and the U.S. As a result, an initial conceptual framework was developed to guide in the understanding of the public and private partnership phenomenon. The framework includes a broad conceptualization of public and private partnerships, consisting of the ...
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    Public enterprise reform and organizational commitment : a comparative study on the energy public enterprises in Thailand 

    Sakda Siriphattrasophon; Chindalak Vadhanasindhu, advisor (National Institute of Development Administration, 2008)

    The energy sector exits within an increasingly competitive and regulated environment. These challenges are placing energy public enterprises under stress and are requiring these organizations to align themselves with new initiatives, including adjustments to both effectiveness and organizational commitment. The purpose of this dissertation is to examine the impact of public enterprise reform policy on the attributes of organizational commitments in the public energy enterprises in Thailand. It compares three structural types of public energy ...
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    Public expenditure analysis of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration and its district offices 

    Pichit Ratchatapibhunphob; Montree Socatiyanurak, advisor (National Institute of Development Administration, 2012)

    The Organization of Local Administration has been authorized in the duty and responsibility to respond the need of the population in the locals. Additionally, the role of the central government is in charge of controlling to be subject to the administrative efficiency to keep all of the advantages. Importantly, the main mechanism of authority has been in charge of identifying the direction in developing the locals, that is, the process of the policy formulation and the budget administration. The findings of this research aims at the qualitative ...
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    Public expenditure on education in Kenya: analysis of recent trends, education provision, and income distribution 

    Imana, David Kamar; Ponlapat Buracom (National Institute of Development Administration, 2017)

    The study of public expenditure on education typically revolves and is designed around theories that try to explain why public expenditure keeps on increasing. The basis of these theories is to test and predict the various factors that affect the growth of public expenditure, predominantly for the purpose of providing public policy recommendations that will not only improve service delivery but also that is expected to improve the welfare of the poor household income groups and regions as well. This study used both qualitative and quantitative ...
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    Public-private partnership (PPP) in Thailand : a case study of Bangkok Mass Transit system (BTS) 

    Krit Lertsethtakarn; Chandra-nuj Mahakanjana (National Institute of Development Administration, 2016)

    A basic administrative challenge in Thailand regarding basic transportation projects is the lack of sufficient funding. Since 1990, the public-private partnership (PPP) is an option for the government in developing basic transportation and maintaining economic growth in Thailand. Bangkok Mass Transit System (BTS) was the first successful mass transit system in Thailand and was originally funded totally by private parties, at 100% private investment. However, the project has faced many problems and obstacles caused by many factors and these ...
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    Public-private partnership in sustaining Thailand's food industry development 

    Pornsan Piyanantisak; Pairote Pathranarakul (National Institute of Development Administration, 2018)

    Over the past decade, the number of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) in Thailand has risen significantly. The ‘Thailand 4.0’ economic model and the ‘Food Innopolis’ project, a pilot project initiated to utilize PPP as a tool for research and development (R&D) in the food industry, constitute two initiatives that emphasize the role of PPPs as a means of modernizing the nation’s food industry. However, despite the importance of PPPs in the food-processing sector, Thailand’s academic literature has not yet discussed this management tool in sufficient ...
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    Public-private partnerships : strengthen Thailand's health security in confronting emerging infectious diseases 

    Pinsuda Luangpaiboon; Anchana NaRanong (National Institute of Development Administration, 2016)

    The emergence/re-emergence of pathogenic organisms is putting national healthcare systems under severe strain. Infectious diseases are among the root causes of death and disability in an outbreak. As such, ensuring the development of adequate resources and access to healthcare services has become an increasing priority for the national agenda. Governments across the world are increasingly turning to PPPs as the primary mechanism for delivering healthcare services to meet this growing demand for national health security. Currently, there is ...
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    Quality education : assessment of mathematical cognitive skills and analytical ability of grade 9 students in Gabrielite schools (Thailand) 

    Anusak Nidhibhadrabhorn; Chindalak Vadhanasindhu, advisor (National Institute of Development Administration, 1999)
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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 ...