The application of administrative theories to the Petroleum Authority of Thailand (PTT), should the Thai government give up control?

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dc.contributor.advisor Rouse, John E. (John Edward), 1942- en_US Akaramingmongkol, Wanchoke en_US
dc.coverage.spatial a-th--- en_US 2011-06-03T19:36:56Z 2011-06-03T19:36:56Z 1995 en_US 1995
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1995 .A3 en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis explores the dynamics of public administration for the Petroleum Authority of Thailand (PTT), the state-owned oil enterprise under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Thailand. The study shows how PTT adapts bureaucratic systems to organization theories.The thesis focuses on six segments in PTT: (1) Culture -- including bureaucratic political system, equality and efficiency, and the adaptiveness of the Thai culture; (2) Organization Theory and Structure -- including varieties of organization theory and traditional structure principles; (3) Personnel - including people, labor relations, leadership, and communication; (4) Budgets -- including privatization, productivity, efficiency and effectiveness, and program evaluation; (5) Regulations -- including administrative controls and administrative accountability; and (6) Organization Change -- including process of change in the public sector and reengineering in the public sector.The central problem is that the Thai government has no intention for giving up the control of PTT. The reason is because the PTT has made many gains in the oil, natural gas, and petrochemical businesses in Thailand. The Industry Minister, who is directly control the PTT, can recieve some gain from the PTT projects through the commission of each construction project and highest share from each subsidiary that wants to enter in the Stock Market of Thailand.However, because of the increasing and expanding of world oil market, PTT needs more flexibility and less control from the Thai government to compete with other nations. The study also shows that how PTT creates structure that moves with change, that is flexible and adaptive, and that enables rather than constrains while PTT is controlled by the Thai government. It also shows how PTT will solve this problem if the government is not ready to give up control.The methods used in this study are a review of relevant literature and government documents, news document, and interviews with top managers at PTT. The results of this study shows that it is time for the Thai government to give up control of PTT. The Industry Minister is unlikely to take drastic action in the first stage because it might negatively affect the PTT's business. To date, the energy situation has changed toward market-oriented operations. Therefore, the PTT needs more flexibility to compete with another companies both inside and outside the country.Ball State UniversityMuncie, IN 47306 en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Political Science
dc.format.extent v, 131 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.other Kanpitroliam hang Prathet Thai. en_US
dc.title The application of administrative theories to the Petroleum Authority of Thailand (PTT), should the Thai government give up control? en_US Thesis (M.A.) en_US
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