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ItemDesigning a high engaged and performing organisation with a focus on developing leadership, structure, and non-monetary rewards to enhance employee work engagement and employee job performance: a case study at AA Group Co., Ltd., Mandalay, MyanmarThis action research paper emphasizes the change in organisation design elements consisting of leadership, structure, and non-monetary rewards enhancing employee work engagement and employee job performance at AA Group Co., Ltd; a family-owned gold business group located in Mandalay division, Myanmar. The company has 450 manpower and is planning to develop its human capitals and restructure its business towards IPO. The survey research and ODIs are targeted employees working from different management levels at the focal company. The actual quantitative sample size is determined as 124 and the actual qualitative sample size is determined as 15. This research utilizes both quantitative and qualitative research methods within its action research framework in order to analyse and compare the situation at the focal company in both pre-ODI and post-ODI stages. This research paper accesses the initial impacts of ODIs on the leadership, structure, non-monetary rewards, employee work engagement, and employee job performance at AA Group Co., Ltd. Based on theoretical, conceptual frameworks, ODI results, there is an improvement of desired variables at AA Group Co., Ltd. This research paper also proposes a three-year logical framework (action plan) to have a sustainable development on the recent improvement of tested variables at AA Group Co., Ltd.
ItemDesigning hyperledger indy blockchain to electronically certify students' academic credentialsPurpose of the research paper is to investigate available blockchain technologies and identify one that can be adapted as a solution to electronically verify academic credentials of a person. The general objective is to investigate types of open-sources and Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) compatible cloud-based blockchain platforms in the market with specific research objectives to identify security features and consensus mechanism, and systems architecture of the solution, respectively. The methodology used for the research is qualitative in nature to reviewing literatures. Hyperledger Indy is found to be a good fit for the solution because it is DIDs compatible, and its inherent security features and consensus mechanism are highly secure. A high-level use case of the solution and systems architecture is created based on the security features that utilizes Zero-Knowledge Proof (ZKP) scheme and Redundant Byzantine Fault Tolerant (RBFT) consensus mechanism. This study itself is and evidence that the free resources made available by the Hyperledger Indy project enables organizations to design and develop prototypes per their requirements. Benefits of the research paper are further validating the potential use of DIDs compatible blockchain framework to electronically certify verifiable credentials, and realization of shifting the ownership of credentials from third-party entities to the users themselves through use of Self-sovereignty Identity (SSI) feature.
ItemFacilitating effective change management process in a development bank in MyanmarThis research investigates to identify the successful intervention of change management in Myanmar's semi-government bank for systemic organizational change. The research has been done in ‘C’ Bank, Myanmar and employs the 41 respondents including different managerial levels from all departments including General Manager, Manager and staffs. This action research employs structured questionnaires and semi-structured interviews in two phases: pre-ODI and post-ODI. The Pair sample T-test and the contents analysis of the interview passages translated from Myanmar to English for coding are included in data analysis and treatments. The results revel that there is a significant difference between the pre- ODI and the post-ODI of motivating change, creating a vision, developing political support and effective change management. Finding of this study suggest that the analysis on how to sustain the momentum of change in establishing the new organization structure, the impact of organizational structure change on branches, and the employees' satisfaction with a new structure should study in the future.
ItemMiddle school cyberbullying experiences: a case study at a private school in Thailand(Bangkok : Assumption University Press, 2022) Hefner, Richard M.The purpose of this study was to compare the differences between male and female perpetration and victimization cyberbullying experiences at an international middle school in Thailand using the Cyberbullying Experience Survey. Comparisons were also made with teacher’s perceptions of student answers. This study also supplied information on the current situation of cyberbullying experiences among students to the school being researched. Data was collected from 79 middle school students and 11 middle school teachers using a Google Form with a 6-level Likert scale. The results showed low levels of cyberbullying activity throughout the sample. However, extreme experiences were reported by outliers from the sample. Recommendations include grades 1–12 cyberbullying classes, school-wide cyberbullying policy, as well as cyberbullying educational support website where students can get help.
ItemMiddle-school international student's perceived satisfaction toward online education(Bangkok : Assumption University Press, 2022) Jiroj SookdeeThe objective of this study was to determine the factors that influence students’ perceived satisfaction and learning outcomes with online learning. The study applies critical success factors that were previously advanced on university online students to secondary online students. The independent variables of extrinsic motivation, teacher-student dialogue, student-student dialogue, student-self regulation, teacher activities, and course design are examined as potential influencers of students’ perceived satisfaction and perceived learning outcomes. A total of 80 secondary students with at least one year of online learning experience at an international high school in Bangkok, Thailand were used to determine the effectiveness of critical success factors. The findings indicated that student self-regulation and course design were statistically significant with perceived learning outcomes while extrinsic motivation, teacher-student dialogue, student-student dialogue, and teacher activities were not. Additionally, extrinsic motivation, teacher-student dialogue, student- student dialogue, student-self regulation, teacher activities, and course design separately showed no statistically significant relationship towards students’ perceived satisfaction and learning outcomes unless combined. Finally, the findings suggest that teacher-student dialogue and student self-regulation were the strongest influencers of students’ perceived satisfaction while course design and student self-regulation were the strongest influencers of perceived learning outcomes.