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    EXAMINING THE MEDIATING EFFECTS OF PUBLIC SERVICE  MOTIVATION AND WORKPLACE TRUST ON PERCEIVED POLITICS AND ORGANIZATIONAL OUTCOMES AMONG FRONTLINE SERVICE WORKERS IN THE PHILIPPINES 

    Rowena Clemino Alcoba; Boon-Anan Phinaitrup (NIDA, 9/6/19)

    This dissertation examined how public service motivation (PSM), enhanced by workplace trust (WT), will mediate the effects of perceived politics on organizational outcomes in the context of Philippine local bureaucracy. The study investigated the relationship of perception of organizational politics (POP) with organizational commitment (OC), job satisfaction (JS) and workplace stress (WS); and the mediating effects of PSM and WT on these relationships. The underpinnings of three theories – social exchange, self-determination and job demands-res...
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    The uses and gratifications of food information sharing among househusbands and housewives on Facebook 

    Siras Pankow; Pornpun Prajaknate (NIDA, 6/7/17)

    In this present research, the uses and gratification theory was used to examine househusbands and housewives’ needs toward food information sharing behaviors on Facebook. The respondents of this research were Facebook users, ages between 25 and 65 years old. Online survey were distributed to 414 respondents (131 male and 283 female) who joined food and cooking community Facebook groups which have more than ten thousand members. To be eligible for survey, respondent must share food information on Facebook fanpage at least one time in three month...
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    Nepotism in Patronage System and The Effectiveness of Local Administrative Organization : A Case Study of The Local Administrative Organization in Muang District of Nakhon Ratchasima Province 

    Torsakul Puttapak; Suvicha Pouaree (NIDA, 9/12/19)

    The research deliberated on “Nepotism in patronage system and the effectiveness of local administrative organizations by the case study of those are in Muang district of Nakhon Ratchasima province.” It aims to study on local politic under nepotism patronage system which replicates to the work effectiveness of the organizations. The approach implemented under the conformations of “Qualitative Research” with text studies and the “Observation” for data from political activities in the area and the interview. The interview was completed in 2 condu...
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    Application of Livelihood Related Local Wisdom in Mobilizing Development Toward Strengthened Community: A Case Study of Kiriwong Community, Lansaka District, Nakorn Sri Thammarat Province. 

    Phrutpong Chaiphahol; Awae Masae (NIDA, 8/19/19)

    The study of rural livelihood should realize local contexts and socio-environmental dynamics at the community level. At the same time, it should focus on learning of community members pertaining to creative and beneficial resource utilization through local wisdom application appropriate for changing conditions. These research aims were: 1) to investigate the application of local wisdom related to livelihood in Kiriwong community, Lansaka district, Nakhon Sri Thammarat province; 2) to find out community development movement towards a strengthene...
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    The Sustainable Community Energy Management : A Case Study of Nalueng Community in Wiangsa District of Nan Province. 

    Suleekorn Supan; Suvicha Pouaree (NIDA, 5/1/19)

    This research aims at: studying the process of The Sustainable Community Energy Management with A Case Study of Nalueng Community in Wiangsa District of Nan Province; analyzing the achievement conditions for sustainable community energy management in Nalueng Community; and examining problems and obstacles to the sustainable community energy management. The research data collecting and analyzing is based on qualitative research methodology comprising of documentary review, in-depth interview, non-participant observation and focus group.   Metho...
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    Factors  Affecting the Success of Healthy Space Community Development Model:  A  Case of Phasi Charoen District, Bangkok Metropolitian Administration 

    Ananyaporn Imjongjairuk; Duchduen Bhanthumnavin (NIDA, 10/1/19)

    This research was mixed method research. The three objectives of this study were: 1) To study the community operation of healthy space community development model:A case of Phasi Charoen District, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration; 2) To study the success of healthy space community development model: A case of Phasi Charoen District, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration; and 3) To study factors affecting the success of healthy space community development model: A case of Phasi Charoen District, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration. For the quan...
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    Implementation of the Corporate Social Responsibility Policy : A Case Study of Holistic Area Based Community Developmentof A FOOD Company 

    Watchara Saysaman; Somsak Samukkethum (NIDA, 10/11/19)

    This research aimed to study the implementation, problems, and obstacles of corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy of A FOOD Company in the holistic area-based community development projects. The qualitative methodology was used and data was collected by interviewing key informants and participant observation in the CSR policy implementing department. The results found that the CSR policy of A FOOD committed to the Triple Bottom Line (TBL) framework that focused on economic, social, and environment aspect. Also found that the board of di...
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    BEHAVIORAL APPROACH TO PORTFOLIO SELECTION 

    Kumnoon Narakornpijit; Pariyada Sukcharoensin (NIDA, 8/9/19)

    Behavior plays an important role in people’s decision making, for example, different decision making can occur during happy and unhappy time. Behavioral factors also affect the decision making in the investment that cause unreasonable decision making in many investment situations. Many behavioral theories have been developed to explain human’s behavior, which some of them are also applied to the investment. This research focuses on studying the portfolio investment in Thailand by two of the well-known theories for portfolio selection, which are...
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    THAI PRIME MINISTER'S WEEKLY TELEVISED ADDRESSES IN IDEOLOGICAL AND PENTADIC CRITICISM 

    Neeranuit Traijakvanich; Rujira Rojjanaprapayon (NIDA, 5/9/19)

    The purpose of this study was to examine how General Prayut Chan-O-cha, Prime Minister of Thailand, employed rhetoric in weekly televised address broadcasted from May 30, 2014 to December 16, 2016. This study adopted two concepts, which are pentadic criticism and ideological criticism, to examine 41 pieces of Thai Prime Minister’s weekly televised addresses. The findings revealed that General Prayut Chan-O-cha paid most of his attention on Thailand’s political and economic dreadlocks and saw himself as the country’s savior amid the turmoil, as...
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    TIME-VARYING RELATION BETWEEN CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND EXPECTED STOCK RETURN 

    Yosuke Kakinuma; Kridsda Nimmanunta (NIDA, 7/23/19)

    This paper provides the following three novel findings to the literature. First, the effects of the corporate governance ratings on stock returns are inconstant, non-liner, and time-varying over the long-run. Second, by taking advantage of the time-varying characteristics of expected returns from the quality of corporate governance, an optimal investment strategy with adaptation of Markov switching model is developed. Third, incorporation of style switching strategy with value premium in recessions and momentum premium in expansions improves ex...
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    PSYCHOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND SITUATIONAL FACTORS AS CORRELATES OF BUYING BEHAVIOR BASED ON BLOOM'S TAXONOMY IN UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS 

    Ghritphisitt Tangchitprattanar; Duchduen Bhanthumnavin (NIDA, 6/10/19)

    This research was a correlational-comparative study. Its objectives were 1) to identify important predictors and predictive percentage of psychological traits and situational factors related to buying behavior based on Bloom’s Taxonomy and 2) to study direct and indirect influences of situational factors and psychological traits on buying behavior based on Bloom’s Taxonomy using Interactionism Model as the research framework. This research used a multi-stage sampling method.The samples were 622 undergraduate students, 151 of whom were male (24....
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    PSYCHO-SOCIAL AS CORRELATES OF COLLEGE ADAPTIVE BEHAVIOR IN LOWER-LEVEL UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS 

    Worapat Mekkhachorn; Duchduen Bhanthumnavin (NIDA, 9/23/19)

    This research was a correlational-comparative study. Its objectives were 1) to study the predictive percentage and order of the predictors in terms of the psychological characteristics and situational factors on the college adaptive behavior in various types of undergraduate students and 2) to investigate the direct and indirect effects of psychological characteristics and situational factors affecting the college adaptive behavior of the undergraduate students. This research used a multi-stage sampling method. The samples were 636 undergraduat...
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    THE WATER FOOTPRINT ASSESSMENT OF HOTEL TYPE1 IN BANGKOK 

    Jariya Sanamthong; Wisakha Phoochinda (NIDA, 10/13/19)

    This research aimed to investigate hotels type 1 in Bangkok to: (1) assess their water footprint,  (2) study their water management, and (3) propose a water management guideline. Questionnaire was employed to reveal water management of 54 hotels type1 and to assess water footprint of 19 hotels type 1 through the calculation based on Hotel Water Measurement Initiative (HWMI) Methodology. The informants were representatives of 54 hotels type 1 in Bangkok. The level of water consumption was also obtained from Metropolitan Waterworks Authority. Int...
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    ESTIMATING ECONOMIC VALUE OF FOREST ECOSYSTEM SERVICES: A META-ANALYSIS 

    Tiparpa Ratisurakarn; Adis Israngkura (NIDA, 9/27/19)

    Forests have significant functions for the global ecosystem. Despite its immense contribution to our wellbeing, deforestation is continuing to be one of the world’s biggest problem leading to degradation of environmental and human welfare. In developing countries, there has been ongoing controversy in balancing economic development on the one hand and the need to conserve forests on the other. A key to balancing development and conservation is an accurate estimation of the economic value of forests and use it in decision making.  In this regard...
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    HUMAN CAPITAL, INEQUALITY AND ECONOMIC GROWTH IN THAILAND 

    Md. Nasir Uddin; Saran Sarntisart (NIDA, 9/13/19)

    This dissertation contains three papers concentrating on human capital, inequality and economic growth in Thailand. All three papers use the Labor Force Survey (LFS), conducted by National Statistical Office (NSO) in Thailand. First paper (Chapter two of this dissertation) aims to find intergenerational rate of transmission of human capital. As one of the major limitations of finding intergenerational rate of transmission is endogeneity problem, this paper contributes by proposing an alternative instrument to find rate of transmission of human ...
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    COMPETITION AND THE BANK LENDING CHANNEL: EVIDENCE FROM BANK – LEVEL DATA IN THAILAND 

    Jakkrich Jearviriyaboonya; Yuthana Sethapramote (NIDA, 8/11/19)

    This paper attempts to assess the degree of competition in Thailand’s banking system, and examine the evolutionary effect of bank regulations. Furthermore, this paper investigates how a change in competition can affect the monetary policy on bank lending channel in Thailand. This study employs panel data from ten commercial banks over quarterly time periods from 2001–2015. The competition variable is measured using the Lerner index. Bank regulations can be divided into four groups: (i) restrictions on banking activities, (ii) limitations on for...
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    ESSAYS ON CREDIT RISK MEASUREMENT 

    Pornpong Sakdapat; Yuthana Sethapramote (NIDA, 8/11/19)

    This dissertation investigates the applications of the Merton KMV model with the conditional volatility (GARCH) to measure credit risk in Thailand. The thesis consists of three essays. First essays calculate the distance to defaults during Mar 2010 to Apr 2018 with various methods and check the validity of the data to provide warning indicator of the default in the 461 listed companies. Result show that Both Merton KMV and conditional volatility GARCH distance to default move with the same direction while conditional volatility GARCH distance t...
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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 thes...
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    Conflict resolution in the 3 southern border provinces of Thailand : policy process and outcomes 

    Suchart Monkongpitukkul; Sombat Thamrongthanyawong (National Institute of Development Administration, 2016)

    The roots of the problem of insurgency and violence in the 3 southern border provinces of Thailand, which occurred 11 years ago, are deeply seated in the areas and have affected every aspect of society. Therefore, this study is intended for an overview of the conflict resolution: policy, process and outcomes. The objectives of this study are to analyze 1) the development of the unrest situation from the past to the present 2) the development of policies to tackle the unrest in the 3 southern border provinces 3) the policy implementation p...
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    An exploration of university education systems : the case of three universities in Ghana 

    Bingab, Bernard Bekuni Boawei; Juree Vichit-Vadakan (National Institute of Development Administration, 2016)

    Ghana as a developing country has instituted a number of programmes and policies with respect to education aimed at improving the lives of her citizens since independence. The key focus of these policies have been on enhancing accessibility and quality of output at all level of the educational strata. The former aspect of the policy seems to be on track as enrollment has increased. The latter on the other hand has remained a topical issue with stakeholders and think tanks grabbling to find the right mix of solution.
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