Journal of Administrative and Business Studies
Journal ISSN: 2414-309X
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Received: 27 May 2016
Accepted: 12 August 2016
Published: 27 October 2016
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  • The factors that affect the transparency and accountability of independent organizations in Thailand

Pokkrong Manirojana

Published online: 2016


The objective of this research was to study about the factors that affect the transparency and accountability of independent organizations in Thailand. This involves the use of authorities, administration, budget expenditures and responding to public demand. In order to achieve cognitive development of transparency and accountability that is appropriate context of the country. This research study used qualitative research in case study model. By using 3 tools to collect data. 1) Query documents 2) participatory observation 3) in-depth interviews. By dividing the data providers to three groups such as independent organization, stakeholders and the general public in principle of data triangulations (Creswell, 2007). The 􀏐indings revealed that an independent organization featured on the legal regulations and admitted to checking from the of􀏐icial government agency with authority to investigate directly. They are also in􀏐luenced by the political and stakeholders’ powers including cultural factors, social norms, attitudes, values and traditional beliefs. That affects the transparency and accountability of using independent organization authority in Thailand, both directly and indirectly. And another major problem is that it was not open for the citizens to truly participate. From policy formation process to implementation and monitoring. Thus creating transparency and accountability in the administration of independent organizations cannot succeed as expected.