Organizational Development Using the Dimension of Culture: A Case Study of the Marine Police Division of Samut Prakarn Province

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Veerawit Prongjuntueg
Prarop Kaoses
Marisa Koseyayothin


This research aims to investigate: (1) the background of organizational culture for the marine police division of Samut Prakarn Province; (2) the conditions and problems of organizational culture and guidelines for the development of organization of the marine police division of Samut Prakarn Province using culture; (3) a model of organizational development using culture for the marine police division of Samut Prakarn Province. Data was collected from document and field data. The results show that organizational cultural in the marine police is determined by traditional values, patronage and meritocracy. The power comes from the law. A number of problems were found with the organizational culture, including a lack of good recruitment, lack of personnel development and lack of collaboration with other organizations. There are many procedures that cause delays and work is reactive rather than proactive. A model of organizational development using culture for the marine police division of Samut Prakarn Province was developed and named the ‘ABC Culture’. This investigation can be used to resolve problems in organizational management that efficiently conform to the current situation.

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Prongjuntueg, V. ., Kaoses, P. ., & Koseyayothin, M. . (2017). Organizational Development Using the Dimension of Culture: A Case Study of the Marine Police Division of Samut Prakarn Province. Connexion: Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 6(1), 78–96. Retrieved from
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