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    Creative problem-solving in countries east and west: some organizational implications 

    Clapp, Ray; Vorapot Ruckthum (2019)

    Creativity and creative problem-solving are supported by two different cognitive styles, one concerned with adaption (doing things better), and the other with innovation (doing things differently). The current preoccupation with innovation would appear to favour western countries where a more innovative cultural bias exists. Furthermore, countries from the East would appear disadvantaged due to a similar bias towards adaption. However, organisations to sustain success need a diversity of style irrespective of the significance of any social ...
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    The cross-cultural use of the Kirton adaption-innovation inventory: a further exploration 

    Clapp, Ray; Vorapot Ruckthum (2017)

    English language measures such as the bipolar scale of cognitive style (Kirton, 2005) are not easily understood by people within diverse cultures and languages where English is spoken as a second language. Particularly the scoring of opposites when many items represent each end of the dimensional continuum and where items that represent one of the poles are reverse scored to produce the final score. Understanding can be improved by using a translation of item meaning into the target language. However, a more efficient method is the use of ...
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    Designing strength based work life balance strategies to enhance service quality: a case study of S.R. Residence Hotel Phetchabun, Thailand 

    Chinnakrit Pongpanich; Fernando, Maria Socorro (Marrisa) C. L. (2019)

    Nowadays, every service business must compete with the customer satisfaction for their reputation and success in business. To obtain more competitive advantage and better performance on employees service quality. A company tries to focus on the development of personal work life balance (attitude) and motivation to let employees achieving their task successfully. This research study focuses on employees service quality based on service quality theory. Tangibles – physical facilities, equipment, staff appearance, etc. ,Reliability – ability ...
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    The effect of e-word of mouth (E-WOM) on various factors influencing customers’ hotel booking intention 

    Krisana Kitcharoen (2019)

    Electronic word of mouth received by customers would lead to their hotel booking intention via smartphones both on online or mobile phone application such as Agoda or Booking.com. Travelers who read comments or reviews and made a hotel choice based on those comments were targeted for this study. The research aims to determine the effect of electronic word of mouth on factors influencing hotel booking intention via smartphones. The research hypotheses determine the effect electronic word of mouth attributed toward perceived behavioral control ...
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    An empirical study: influencing factors of normative susceptibility, collectivism, novelty, value consciousness on consumer’s attitude towards Pirated software in Bangkok, Thailand 

    Sirion Chaipoopirutana (2019)

    This study aimed to find a relationship between normative susceptibility, collectivism, novelty seeking, value consciousness, and consumers’ attitude towards pirated software. The researcher collected the data from customers who has experienced to purchase pirated software from two locations in Bangkok metropolis. The final data were 369 respondents. Non-probability was used to find sampling unit by using quota and convenience sampling. All hypotheses were tested using Structural Equation Model (SEM). The adequate quality of model was measure ...
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    The enhancement of employee engagement to reduce employee turnover intention and improve employee job satisfaction: an action research on Mirac Company in Yangon, Myanmar  

    Swe, Khin Thet Htar; Lu, Lee Hsing (2019)

    This action research was conducted employing both quantitative and qualitative methods and aims to reduce employee turnover intention and improve employee job satisfaction through enhancement of employee engagement in a Myanmar-Japan joint venture local recruitment company, Mirac, with 36 employees. The objectives were to analyze the current situation of Mirac Company in terms of Employee Engagement, Employee Job Satisfaction and Employee Turnover Intention ; to develop and design appropriate ODIs to improve Employee Engagement, Employee ...
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    Enhancing team learning in a faith based organization in Myanmar: an action research approach 

    Soe, S. Myat; Fernando, Maria Socorro Cristina L (2017)

    The main purpose of this research is to enhance team learning in a faith based organization in Myanmar. The objective of this research is to determine the current situation of the organization in terms of team learning and implement an appropriate OD intervention and action plan to sustain continuous team learning in the organization. This study benefits the organization by providing the opportunity to identify the current situation and find ways to improve for future development. Good working environment, coordination and collaboration ...
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    An evaluation of the relationships between psychological climate and the styles of cognitive preference and manifest ideas 

    Clapp, Ray; Vorapot Ruckthum (2017)

    This study challenges the assumption that the bipolar characteristics of adaption and innovation associated with individual cognitive style preferences directly characterise the content of manifest ideas and in turn the characteristics of organisational change. The findings show psychological climate (in support of the organisational change process) used in this study is significantly related to ideas with adaptive characteristics, but less so to those with innovative characteristics. Furthermore, cognitive style is significantly related ...
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    An exploration of grit and research efficacy in graduate students 

    Poonpilas Asavisanu; Watana Vinitwatanakhun (2019)

    Grit, as a non-cognitive factor, has emerged as a concept of interest in relation to achievement in various groups such as employees, athletes, and students in both school and university. This research looks at grit and its relationship to research efficacy in graduate students. Two major objectives form the basis for this study. The first being to add to the knowledge base about grit and its relationship to demographic variables such as age, gender and academic achievement. The second objective of this study was to determine if there is ...
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    Exploring 21st century teaching development model for lecturers: a case study of two universities in Vietnam 

    Do, Khoa; Fernando, Maria Socorro (Marrisa) C. L. (2018)

    The world is changing day by day and education sector is also catching up to provide sufficient education outcomes required by society in 21st century. Teachers is one of key factors contributing to graduate quality. This study aims to explore the influence of soft skills in terms of critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, teamwork, and information management skills on teaching competency of lecturers at two faculties of two universities in Vietnam. The findings of quantitative and qualitative data indicated soft skills in terms ...
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    Exploring employee effectiveness using “The 7 habits of highly effective people” as a framework: a case study of PRG group 

    Nutsuda Sroithong; Somchai Tantasanee (2019)

    The purpose of the study was to explore employee effectiveness using “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” which are personal responsibility, personal vision, personal management, mutual benefit, empathic communication, creative cooperation and self-renewal as a framework and offer the recommendations for enhancing employee effectiveness. Quantitative data were collected from 55 respondents who completed the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People course - working at PRG Group thru the form of the Google Form pattern was sent via Line ...
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    Exploring the relationship between self-directed learning and research competency in graduate students 

    Watana Vinitwatanakhun (2018)

    This purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between self-directed learning and research competency in graduate students. The participants were graduate students studying at the master’s degree level in education programs at one institution of higher education. The total number of participants in this study was sixty-five students (N=65). The Self-Directed Learning Rating Scale (SDLRS) developed by Guglielmino (1977, 1991), was used as the main instrument to evaluate graduate students’ self-directed learning readiness. Data ...
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    The factors affecting healthy lifestyle and attitude towards organic foods: a case study of people living in Bangkok, Thailand 

    Aunchisa Charoenpanich; Rawin Vongurai (2018)

    Nowadays, people worldwide are more aware of agricultural residues in foods. Consumers start to find an alternative way in food purchase. Health and wellness are the new lifestyle status for Asian consumers who are more health-conscious and interested in organic foods. China and India are two of the fastest growing markets for organic foods. Thailand is known as food basket of Asia and kitchen of the world due to an abundance of natural resources, and has increasingly emphasized on organically grown foods. The Thai government has ...
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    The impact of OD process consulting on goal setting, performance feedback, employee motivation, teamwork, and job performance: an action research of small and medium enterprise (SME) manufacturer 

    Vuttichai Voraphani; Sming Chungviwatanant (2019)

    This research determines the impact of OD Process Consulting on Goal Setting, Performance Feedback, Employee Motivation, Teamwork, and Job Performance in a Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Manufacturer. The action research compared the difference of these five variables between pre-ODI and post-ODI of 71 respondents in production department of the company. To improve the level of these five variables, ODI activities were designed and implemented. These ODI activities included setting intermediate goals and official goal, revising personal ...
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    Improving collaborative learning, student engagement and student performance through an experiential learning cycle: a case of Chinese exchange students of an undergraduate program 

    Wenting, He; Sirichai Preudhikulpradab (2018)

    The main purpose of this research is to improve collaborative learning, student engagement and student performance through an Experiential Learning Cycle. The target group was the 36 Chinese students who study “Business and Social Entrepreneurial” subject and are currently attending Chinese Exchange program. It is the case study of private university in Thailand. Instructional Development intervention was designed and applied using Kolb’s Experiential Learning Cycle and Organization Development and Change Management theories. Class activities ...
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    An initial analysis of leadership competencies for organization development intervention: a case study of educational QA agency 

    Phusima Pinyosinwat; Sirichai Preudhikulpradab (2018)

    This research is aims to determine the leadership competencies for organization development intervention; it is a case study on educational quality assessment (QA) agency in Thailand. The objectives consisted of first, to identify and compare the current and expected perception toward leadership competencies of employees and management, and second, to identify the most important leadership competency. The nature of this research work is research and development while employing the mixed method for data collection, analysis and interpretation. ...
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    An initial assessment of a logistics company’s potential as a high performing organization (HPO): a case study Of Saigonship Danang Joint Stock Company, Vietnam 

    Uyen, To Thao; Fernando, Maria Socorro (Marrisa) C. L. (2019)

    The rapid pace of change and development of the logistics industry in Vietnam has created both of opportunities and challenges for logistics companies. They are forced to define the key factors that set up high performance model to better withstand the pressures it is facing. This study determines the current conditions and abilities of Saigonship Danang Logistics Joint Stock Company (SSC) to become a high performing organization (HPO) with sustainable financial and non-financial results. The purpose of the study was to determine the influence ...
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    Investigation and attributes exploration on teacher overload in public schools of Nanchang City, China 

    Ye, Yan; Xiong, Jianhui (2019)

    This study mainly aimed to investigate the teacher overload in public schools of Nanchang City, China. A questionnaire based on Teacher Workload Survey (2016), Department of Education in United Kingdom was adapted and used in this study. The total of 10,380 public school teachers from all the primary, secondary and high schools of Nanchang were used as the population for this study. Questionnaire distribution and data collection were under the direction and assistance of Nanchang Education Department. The study proved that teacher overload ...
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    Organization redesign process as ODI on organizational factors and human dynamics 

    Lynn, Nandy; Lu, Lee Hsing (2017)

    This paper demonstrated the importance of organization redesigning in the face of drastic socio-economical, political changes as well as internal and external (with and without anticipated) challenges; the impacts of effective design on organizational components; and the approach and process on how to redesign organizational factors for better results on human dynamics. It was based on in-depth, real-time, and action research at a public Internet service providing company in Myanmar conducted from January 2015 to end February 2016. Based ...
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    A proposed employee development program from objectives and key results: a case study of SG Group of Companies 

    Chayapol Charoenlarpkul; Somchai Tantasanee (2019)

    Nowadays, many organizations have to re-think about strategic management more than in the past to face with the situation which every resources and abilities could be calculated as exact number to gain the best profit for organization. Investment in human resources has become a very large topic within the business world, so employee development become a necessary factor which the organization must focus on as it affects to organization performance directly. Performance Appraisal or Performance Evaluation System which is one of the most ...