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    Postpartum depression: a comparison of knowledge and attitude between the family members of postpartum women 

    Patcharee Juntaruksa; Phat Prapawichar; Chettha Kaewprom (Assumption University Press, 2017)

    Postpartum Depression (PPD) is a common complication that mostly occurs during the postpartum period with the consequence of negative health outcomes for women and infants as well as other family members. The relatives of women are the first group that can notice abnormal signs and symptoms of PPD after discharge from the hospital. This study was a cross-sectional survey, aiming to explore knowledge and attitudes of 400 postpartum women’s family members regarding PPD. A self-administered survey questionnaire was used for data collection. Data w...
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    An analysis of metaphors in Sri burapha's behind the painting and Ma Ma Lay's Not Out of Hate 

    Tanapa Buakhao; Deocampo, Marilyn F. (Assumption University Press, 2017)

    This research is a comparative study of metaphors in two Asian novels. A Thai novel, Sri Burapha’s Behind the Painting was first published in 1954 and a Burmese novel, Ma Ma Lay’s Not Out of Hate in 1991. It aims to understand various metaphorical patterns that influence the thematic development and interpretations of these novels. Pragglejaz Group’s (2007) Metaphor Identification Procedure, Ahrens’ (2002) The Conceptual Mapping Model, and Lakoff’s (1992) The Contemporary Theory of Metaphor are chosen as the frameworks of data analysis in this ...
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    Thai expatriate managers: issues facing Thai hotels operating abroad 

    Nitchamon Ongkasuwan (Assumption University Press, 2017)

    In order to succeed abroad, multinational corporations (MNCs) need, among other things, to carefully recruit their expatriate managers (those managers running their overseas subsidiaries). This has become a key issue for MNCs to achieve and maintain a competitive advantage in a global market. In Thailand, selecting competent and reliable expatriate managers is all the more critical as outward foreign direct investment by Thai companies is rapidly increasing, most notably in the hotel sector. Many Thai hotel chains are now investing abroad to di...
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    Determinants of the stock market index in Pakistan - a case study of the Karachi Stock Exchange index (KSE 100) from 2000 to 2014 

    Zubair, Farees; Thongdee Kijboonchoo (Assumption University Press, 2017)

    This paper explores the causal links between nine fundamental variables and stock prices in Pakistan’s Karachi Stock Exchange index – KSE 100. It contributes significantly to the study of the stock exchange performance in Pakistan since the findings of prior studies were mostly divergent. Monthly data from January 2000 to April 2014 are used to analyze the impacts of the Industrial Production Index, the money supply, the Pak-US interest rate differential, the real effective exchange rate, the balance of trade, the expected inflation, the govern...
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    Cultures as determinants of innovation - an evidence from European context 

    Habisch, Andre; Bing, Zhu (Assumption University Press, 2017)

    Cultural studies have played a major role for a better understanding of innovation. In particular, cultural variables have always been integrated in innovation studies at different levels. Referring to Hofstede´s analytical framework, we thereby analyze how different cultural factors may concretely impact innovation at national levels. Data of Hofstede’s cultural dimension and innovation are derived from secondary data sources. 34 European countries with comprehensive scores of cultural dimensions and innovation indexes are finally applied in ...
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    A structural equation model of factors influencing Thai digital music piracy: a conceptual perspective 

    Pannawit Sanitnarathorn (Assumption University Press, 2016)

    This study presents a conceptual framework, using structural equation modeling, of the variables that influence Thai digital music piracy. From both the 1997 and 2008 economic turmoil to the technological leaps from cassettes, to CDs, to the Internet and the related peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing technologies, the Thai music industry has and continues to witness tumultuous times. More recently, broadband and Internet enabled smart phones have exacerbated the issues swirling around digital music piracy and the loss of revenue to both the musi...
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    Bridging the gap between tourism education, tourism industry and graduate employability: intricacies and emerging issues in Thailand 

    Batra, Adarsh (Assumption University Press, 2016)

    The university education system in ASEAN will be affected by the new market conditions. The path to success for Thai educational institutions is to engage the market with a frontal assault by anticipating market demands and preparing themselves to meet that demand. Hospitality and Tourism in an interdisciplinary field requiring different employability competency that has yet to gain attention by tourism and hospitality educators in the academia. If the travel and tourism industry in Thailand hopes to sustain itself, it will need personnel wh...
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    An investigation of Chinese new HSK test takers' learning motivation in Thailand 

    Yan, Ye (Assumption University Press, 2016)

    This research aimed: (1) to identify the Chinese new HSK test takers' demographic factors including their gender, years of learning Chinese , studying school, family background and test levels; (2) to determine the levels of their learning motivation including the extrinsic motivation, intrinsic motivation, and self-efficacy for learning; (3) to compare the test takers' learning motivation according to their demographic factors; (4) to determine the effects of these demographic factors across extrinsic motivation, intrinsic motivation, and self...
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    A clinical study of the rate of episiotomy and perineal outcomes after delivery 

    Phat Prapawichar (Assumption University Press, 2016)

    Episiotomy is widely performed as a 'routine' procedure during childbirth. The potential benefits for the use of the episiotomy include the prevention of severe perineal lacerations and pelvic floor relaxation. Evidently, episiotomy procedure may increase the likelihood of severe perineal pain, healing outcomes, and third or fourth degree tears. In spite of all these factors this procedure still remains a clinical practice and as part of normal delivery. The aim of this study was to investigate the rate of episiotomy and perineal outcomes a...
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    ABAC GSB freshmen's perceptions on expected performance dimensions and learning preferences: implications to curriculum, instruction, and institution development 

    Chavez, Gloria S.; Kim, Seongdok; Tayko, Perla Rizalina M.; Kitti Phothikitti (Assumption University Press, 2016)

    This research aims to build comprehensive student profiles to identify perceptions and expectations of the students enrolled in the Master programs of the Graduate School of Business (GSB) at Assumption University of Thailand. The main purpose is to establish curriculum and instructional links between what is offered and what students perceived as relevant learning experiences in the program and contribute towards increased student satisfaction in their master degree education. Self-administered questionnaires were collected from 379 incoming...
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    The way to peace : a commentary on Matthew and Luke 

    Cameron, Richard (Assumption University)
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    Death as an enrichment 

    Viriyasirimongkol, Siriroj Cyril (Assumption University)
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    Share buyback : a blank check for management? 

    Thein, Myint (Assumption University)
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    Towards a strategic partnership between the USA and ASEAN 

    Voicu, Ioan (Assumption University)
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    Education and exploration 

    Gallagher, James (Assumption University)
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    Women managers : is there room at the top? 

    Patricia Arttachariya (Assumption University)
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