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    Enhancing teaching effectiveness to foster student academic motivation and student engagement in the EFL classroom through organization development interventions: an action research of Zhejiang Yuexiu University of Foreign Languages in China 

    Feng, Xiaolong; Kim, Seongdok (2020)

    The issue of student engagement is crucial in that it is not only conductive to students’ academic development, but also influences their everyday experiences, both socially and physiologically. So far, there is a dearth of empirical research on implementing ODI to effectively foster student engagement in Chinese EFL classroom. Thus, a systematic inquiry through action research is considered necessary and imperative. This current research focused on enhancing teaching effectiveness to foster student academic motivation and engagement in t...
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    To improve employee career success through organizational development intervention: an action research of AIA Co., Ltd. Changzhou Branch 

    Lin, Dong; Kim, Seongdok (2020)

    This study was aimed at the research of the organization development interventions on the employee career competency, emotional intelligence and self-efficacy to improve the employee career success in AIA Changzhou Branch, China. These three variables were regarded as employee career success behaviours and closely related to the development of the focal organization in currentstudy. Both quantitative and qualitative methods were utilized. The research methods were the questionnaire, semi-structured interview and participatory observation....
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    Improving students’ career decision making through organization development interventions-a course design of career exploration in the international college of Zhejiang Yuexiu University of Foreign Languages 

    Chen, Chudan; Watana Vinitwatanakhun (2020)

    The research aims to improve students’ career decision making in terms of career decision making self-efficacy (CDMSE) through organization development interventions (ODI) based career exploration course. The course content was developed based on the cognitive information processing model, and a five-stage CASVE cycle (communication, analysis, synthesis, valuing, and execution) ODI was applied to assist with students’ career decision making. An application of organization development tools—Appreciative Inquiry, team building, goal setting...
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    To enhance non-English major students’ English communicative competence by improving students’ English learner autonomy through organization development interventions—an action research at Zhejiang Yuexiu University of Foreign Languages (ZYUFL) in China 

    Li, Ling; Kim, Seongdok (2020)

    The research paper analyzed the impact of organization development interventions (ODIs) on learner autonomy (LA) and communicative competence (CC) of non-English major students in ZYUFL, Zhejiang, China. The main objectives were to determine the differences of students’ learner autonomy and communicative competence between the pre- and post-ODI phases and to investigate the impact of students’ learner autonomy on communicative competence after ODIs. Based on the preliminary diagnosis and pre-ODI results, the researcher conducted purposefu...
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    An organization development intervention on perceived organization support, supervisor feedback environment, supervisory communication and trust to improve supervisor-subordinate relationships: an action research study in a Dessert Cafe and Restaurant, Phi Phi Island, Thailand 

    Ananya Phunthasaen; Sming Chungviwatanant (2020)

    This research investigates the impact of Organization Development Intervention (ODI) on Perceived Organization Support (POS), Supervisor Feedback Environment, Supervisory Communication, and Trust to increase the level of Supervisor- Subordinate Relationships, conducted in a small sized dessert café-restaurant on Phi Phi Island, Krabi province, Thailand. Nine Organization development interventions (ODIs) were implemented over a five month period from January-May, 2019 and conducted with 18 participants, who are the store supervisors and op...
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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 app...
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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 nec...
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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 Cristina 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 influ...
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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 Cristina 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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    A proposed HR plan to enhance employee motivation: a case of MTA state enterprise, Thailand 

    Somchai Rattanaparinyanon; Somchai Tantasanee (2019)

    Nowadays, with the reality of competitiveness, every organization is struggling to obtain competitive benefits as well as better performance and attain productivity plus effectiveness. Companies throughout the world, therefore, take human resources into account as the essence for business as they constantly escalate employee motivation as the force in letting employees achieve goals and organizational objectives towards more effective organizational performance. The purpose of the study was to determine the effect of intrinsic and extrinsi...
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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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    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 a...
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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 overloa...
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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 meas...
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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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    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 persona...
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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 cont...
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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 Cristina 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 term...
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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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    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 activi...
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