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The study of “Administrative Innovation of Local Finance at SiKiew Municipality Nakhon Ratchasima” was a qualitative research. It was conducted according to three research objectives : 1) to study the characteristics of related resources and factors that influenced the processes generating,2) to study the conditions of problems and solutions from implementing, and 3) to study the ways to apply the model of local fiscal administrative innovation to other local administrative organizations. The study was operated in SiKiew Municipality, a local administrative organization that was regarded as the best practice model for the effective local fiscal administration. The research procedures consisted of 1) a documentary study, 2) an in-depth interview, 3) a focus group discussion, and 4) a non-participant observation.
The findings indicated that the characteristics of local fiscal administrative innovation was an innovation of government administration under the administrative frameworks by missions of local administrative organizations. The local fiscal administrative innovation was arranged in an administrative innovation of process and organization based on the top down innovation. The processes generating the local fiscal administrative innovation consisted of 7 steps: 1) assigning explicit and utilizable policies by the department of local administration, 2) arranging a meeting to make operational plans for related departments, 3) developing the internal fiscal
administrative process to be effective 4) launching the efficient process investigating system, 5) emphasizing the personnel potentiality development in order to provide knowledge and understand about the regulations that have been improved, 6) building networks in the fiscal administration, and 7) developing the participating process of citizens to play their roles in administrating and investigating the operational process.
Furthermore, the ways to apply the model of local fiscal administrative innovation to other local administrative organizations consisted of 5 different ways: 1) assigning policies of fiscal administration should be clear; 2) administrative department has to pay attention to the process of local planning seriously since the beginning of the process; 3) a problem and solution should be analyzed regarding the internal fiscal administration and its results should be respectfully accepted; 4) the effective communication of fiscal administration should be emphasized; and 5) the system of fiscal administrative counseling service should be invented.