Analysis Approach of Higher Education Governance from the Perspective of Socio-Cultural Agency Theory

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เกรียงชัย รุ่งฟ้าใหม่ Kreangchai Rungfamai


This paper proposes how to apply socio-cultural agency theory as a conceptual framework for analyzing higher education governance. The main theme is to identify: (1) the negligence of socio-cultural agency theory for investigating higher education governance and (2) how to apply socio-cultural agency theory for analyzing higher education governance.

     In summary, this paper highlights that the effectiveness and efficiency of higher education policies and their instruments require an in-depth understanding of context-underpinning factors embedded in different settings through two aspects: (1) ecosystem affecting the governance such as relationships and organizational cultures embedded in the system, and strengths and weaknesses of the system affecting the governance and (2) stakeholders’ perceptions towards relationships, organizational culture and system and governance policies and their instruments

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Kreangchai Rungfamai เ. ร. (2018). Analysis Approach of Higher Education Governance from the Perspective of Socio-Cultural Agency Theory. Dusit Thani College Journal, 11(2), 409–420. Retrieved from
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