Time filter

Source Type

Bangkok, Thailand

National Institute of Development Administration is a public graduate university in Thailand under the Commission on Higher Education, the Ministry of Education. NIDA has 10 graduate schools aimed to serve economics and social development. One of the founding school, NIDA Business School, was the first graduate school in Thailand that offers an MBA program in Thailand. NIDA Business School received accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in November 2012.In order to bring world class instruction, the International College of NIDA conducts all classes in the English language. Wikipedia.

Naranong A.,National Institute of Development Administration | Naranong V.,Thailand Development Research Institute
Bulletin of the World Health Organization | Year: 2011

Objective To explore the positive and negative effects of medical tourism on the economy, health staff and medical costs in Thailand. Methods The financial repercussions of medical tourism were estimated from commerce ministry data, with modifications and extrapolations. Survey data on 4755 foreign and Thai outpatients in two private hospitals were used to explore how medical tourism affects human resources. Trends in the relative prices of caesarean section, ppendectomy, hernia repair, cholecystectomy and knee replacement in five private hospitals were examined. Focus groups and in-depth interviews with hospital managers and key informants from the public and private sectors were conducted to better understand stakeholders' motivations and practices in connection with these procedures and learn more about medical tourism. Findings Medical tourism generates the equivalent of 0.4% of Thailand's gross domestic product but has exacerbated the shortage of medical staff by luring more workers away from the private and public sectors towards hospitals catering to foreigners. This has raised costs in private hospitals substantially and is likely to raise them in public hospitals and in the universal health-care insurance covering most Thais as well. The "brain drain" may also undermine medical training in future. Conclusion Medical tourism in Thailand, despite some benefits, has negative effects that could be mitigated by lifting the restrictions on the importation of qualified foreign physicians and by taxing tourists who visit the country solely for the purpose of seeking medical treatment. The revenue thus generated could then be used to train physicians and retain medical school professors. Source

Charoensukmongkol P.,National Institute of Development Administration
Computers in Human Behavior | Year: 2014

Studies related to the use of social media in the workplace are still somewhat scarce despite their increasing popularity in social media research. This paper aims to investigate how employee perceptions of a workplace related to coworker support, supervisor support, and job-related demands can determine the degree of attachment some employees feel to social media use at work. The study also explores some consequences of social media use at work by analyzing its associations with job satisfaction, job performance, and cognitive absorption. The data was collected through the snowball sampling technique of 170 employees in Thailand and analyzed using partial least squares regression. For the factors predicted to influence social media use at work, the analysis found that coworker support and job demands are positively associated with social media use intensity, while supervisor support is negatively associated with it. The analysis also found a positive association between job satisfaction and job performance and social media use at work. An indirect relationship between social media use and cognitive absorption was also found through the mediating effect of job satisfaction. Overall, the evidence suggests that social media use at work may not necessarily lead to negative job-related outcomes. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Source

Suppadit T.,National Institute of Development Administration
Bioresource Technology | Year: 2011

The objective of this work was to study the nutrient removal using the Wolffia arrhiza during the treatment of laying quails farm effluent. The relationship between W. arrhiza biomass and treatment time, the change in water qualities, and nitrogen-balance (N-balance) were evaluated. The results showed that a biomass of 12.0. g of W. arrhiza per liter of effluent and a treatment period of 30. days were found to provide the best conditions for W. arrhiza's growth and the quality of the treated effluent in terms of biological oxygen demand, suspended solids, total phosphorus, nitrate, total ammonia nitrogen and total Kjeldahl nitrogen. The pH and salinity were similar for each level of biomass. The W. arrhiza biomasses of 4.00-12.0. g/l of effluent were suitable for W. arrhiza survival over time. Since W. arrhiza can fix N in the atmosphere, it can grow very well in effluent containing a low level of N. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. Source

Pongpiachan S.,National Institute of Development Administration
Food Control | Year: 2015

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) are a class of very stable organic molecules made up of only carbon and hydrogen and contain two to eight fused aromatic rings. PAHs are formed during incomplete combustion of organic materials such as fossil fuels, coke and wood. PAHs can be found in environment, the atmosphere, surface water, sediment, soil, food and in lipid tissues of both aquatic and terrestrial organisms. Natural emission sources of PAHs into the atmosphere include emissions from forest fires and volcanoes. Anthropogenic emission sources include combustion and industrial production. Incomplete combustion from motor vehicles, domestic heating and forest fires are major sources of PAHs in the atmosphere. Assuming that each region has different types of PAH emission sources, it seems rationale to hypothesize that the fingerprint of PAHs in agricultural products has its own unique locality characteristic. Since the food traceability is extremely crucial for food business, one can use PAH profile extracts from agricultural products to identify the originality. Three groups of soybean were classified according to the planting areas. In conclusion, soybean from three different countries (i.e. Thailand, Taiwan, Indonesia) can successfully be identified with the assistance of ANOVA and three-dimensional plots of binary diagnostic ratios of PAHs. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. Source

Pongpiachan S.,National Institute of Development Administration
Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention | Year: 2013

Vertical variations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) concentrations in PM10 were investigated in order to assess the factors controlling their behavior in the urban atmosphere of Bangkok City, Thailand. Air samples were collected every three hours for three days at three different levels at Bai-Yok Suit Hotel (site-1 and site-2) and Bai-Yok Sky Hotel (site-3) in February 18th-21st, 2008. The B[a]P concentration showed a value 0.54 fold, lower than the United Kingdom Expert Panel on Air Quality Standard (UK-EPAQS; i.e. 250 pg m-3) at the top level. In contrast, the B[a]P concentrations exhibited, at the ground and middle level, values 1.50 and 1.43 times higher than the UK-EPAQS standard respectively. PAHs displayed a diurnal variation with maximums at night time because of the traffic rush hour coupled with lower nocturnal mixing layer, and the decreased wind speed, which consequently stabilized nocturnal boundary layer and thus enhanced the PAH contents around midnight. By applying Nielsen's technique, the estimated traffic contributions at Site-3 were higher than those of Site-1: about 10% and 22% for Method 1 and Method 2 respectively. These results reflect the more complicated emission sources of PAHs at ground level in comparison with those of higher altitudes. The average values of incremental individual lifetime cancer risk (ILCR) for all sampling sites fell within the range of 10-7-10-6, being close to the acceptable risk level (10-6) but much lower than the priority risk level (10-4). Source

Discover hidden collaborations