Organizations collaboration in Educational Development and Collaboration Model of International Institutions of Higher Education in Thailand


  • Dr. Vichian Puncreobutr St Theresa International College
  • Chintawat Phetriang
  • Somsak Aueatchasai
  • Dr. Damrong Satayawaksakul
  • Dr. Wanlapha Srithongphim


organizations collaboration, types of collaboration, collaboration activity, collaboration situation, management model of collaboration


The objective of this research is to study the collaboration model of international higher education in Thailand.  The research is conducted by document analysis, in-depth interviews with the administrators of international institutions of higher education.  The findings from the study are: 1) Organizations collaboration in educational development consisted of 4 following  factors : Readiness in creating  organizations collaboration, types of organizations collaboration, collaboration activities and the situation of organizations collaboration 2)  Readiness in creating organizations collaboration consisted of readiness in initiating collaboration,  readiness of the target organization, collaboration issues and the impact from the collaboration  3) Types of collaboration must be clearly defined by considering all aspects, covering both, of being formal, types of business of the collaborated organizations and the benefits obtaining from the collaboration  4) Collaboration activity must be clearly defined by consideration covering the context of the collaboration, the length of time in doing the activities and the results arising from the collaborated activities  5)  Collaboration situation depends on the competitive factors of the member organizations, the complexity of the problems  or the collaboration issues, the collaboration management of resources and the competency in managing the collaboration of the coordinators.  6) Collaboration model of international institutions of higher education in Thailand is, to have an analysis of the possibility in collaboration, readiness in creating collaboration, types of collaboration, collaboration activities, and collaboration situation.  Therefore, there is a high possibility of collaboration, assessment of collaboration, and the management of collaboration, achieving success in collaboration.



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