The relationship between Thai local administrative organisations' collaborative capacities and outcomes: the case of waste management

Sathabhornwong, Sirinbhattra (2019). The relationship between Thai local administrative organisations' collaborative capacities and outcomes: the case of waste management. University of Birmingham. Ph.D.

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Abstract

Thailand faces problems associated with an increase in municipal waste, only a small amount of which is managed using proper waste management techniques. In response to this problem, the government has implemented public policies that support collaborations between local administrative organisations (LAOs) and other organisations or groups in the management of waste. This thesis aims to enhance our understanding of such collaborations, particularly those in the area of waste management and collaborative capacities in general. The thesis draws upon data from a national-level survey and four case studies. This data identified new sub-types of collaborative capacities that can inform our conceptual understanding: policy capacity, which is a new sub-type of administrative capacity; and innovation capacity, which is a new sub-type of social capacity. Knowledge capacity is the most important sub-type of administrative capacity, and knowledge in the context of Thai LAOs consists of knowledge about collaboration and waste management technologies. Boundary spanning capacity is the most important sub-type of social capacity. This is the capacity of an organisation, rather than just one individual. These collaborative capacities are positively associated with successful collaboration, which is understood in terms of solutions to waste management problems and the creation of better working relationships amongst collaborating members.

Type of Work: Thesis (Doctorates > Ph.D.)
Award Type: Doctorates > Ph.D.
Supervisor(s):
Supervisor(s)EmailORCID
Skelcher 1951-, Chrisc.k.skelcher@bham.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Needham, Catherinec.needham.1@bham.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Licence: All rights reserved
College/Faculty: Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Social Sciences
School or Department: School of Government and Society, Institute of Local Government Studies
Funders: Other
Other Funders: The Royal Thai Government Scholarship
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
URI: http://etheses.bham.ac.uk/id/eprint/9440

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