Ourathai Yosinta

Organizational Culture affecting the promotion of Good Governance in the Public Sector: A case of provincial level in Thailand

Supervisors: (1) Dr Adrian Campbell (2) Dr. Fiona Nunan

Good Governance became the key elements to develop public sector in Thailand since 2003 through the enactment of the Royal Decree on Criteria and Procedures for Good Governance B.E. 2546 (2003). The public sector performance evaluation is one instrument to encourage principle of good governance.

Thai public sector in central and provincial administrative agencies and academic institutions has required to evaluate through assessment of key performance indicators (KPIs). In the last nine years (2003-2011), the public sector performance assessment has found the struggling promotion of good governance which one problem is concerning traditional culture in Thai public sector (OPDC, 2008). Therefore, it is essential to examine (1) relationships between bureaucratic organizational culture and good governance and (2) organizational culture factors affecting the promotion of good governance in Thai public sector.


I have worked in area of public sector development at the Office of the Public Sector Development Commission (OPDC) in Thailand. The OPDC appraised government operation in accordance with approved performance agreements through assessment of key performance indicators (KPIs) of central and provincial administrative agencies and academic institutions. I have monitored and evaluated Thai public sector development including to analyze and produces standard principles of KPIs of public sector organizations, to provides advice and suggestions on problems of public sector performance improvement to provinces, ministries and departments, and to monitor and evaluate Thai public sector performance. In the fourth year of work in this field I was considered to obtain the scholarship from the Royal Thai Government to study PhD in public administration at the University of Birmingham.


  • Master in Business Administration
    Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Bachelor in Food Technology
    Mae Fah Luang University, Chiang Rai, Thailand

Research interests 

Research interests are directed primarily toward pedagogical research in a variety of interrelated areas:

  • Promotion of ethics and good governance
  • Performance Management : Sustainable Self-Assessment of the public sector in Thailand

Other research areas of interest included:

  • Strengthening the Public Sector Competency integration
  • Development of public service quality being responsive to public’s need
  • High Performance Organization
  • Appling new Public Administrative technique to the effectiveness of public sector development


Email: OXY289@bham.ac.uk