การประเมินผลการดำเนินงานอุทยานวิทยาศาสตร์ภูมิภาค

Authors

รศ.ดร.อัชกรณ์ วงศ์ปรีดี

Published

วารสารการจัดการภาครัฐและภาคเอกชน

Abstract

The main purpose of this article was to evaluate the performance of regional science parks in Thailand from 2013-2016. Supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology, regional science parks in Thailand are located in the northern, northeastern, and southern regions of the country. Researcher employed mixed-methods research design involving qualitative case study research and quantitative techniques, such as descriptive and inferential statistical analyses. The data used in this study came from primary and secondary sources. For primary data collection, the research team conducted in-depth interviews and focus group discussions with the regional science parks’ personnel, researchers, and several business owners. The Ministry of Science and Technology should restructure its internal agencies and streamline similar capacity development programs currently scattered among different internal agencies. Specifically, the Science Park Authority charged with overseeing regional science parks should be elevated to an agency at the sub-cabinet level or an autonomous public organization. The ministry’s provincial coordinating centers should also be empowered to function as liaisons for different government agencies and programs related to science and technology. After completion of the regional science park buildings, the regional science parks should be separated from the university administrative structures. The Ministry of Science and Technology should secure a new memorandum of understanding with each participating university to allow the regional science parks a higher degree of organizational flexibility. The regional science parks should have business plans, which must be revised regularly to enhance their competitiveness. They should also explore other revenue-generating channels, such as testing services for water quality, microbiological testing services, and training programs on technology business innovation and modern entrepreneurial skills.

(2560). การประเมินผลการดำเนินงานอุทยานวิทยาศาสตร์ภูมิภาค. วารสารการจัดการภาครัฐและภาคเอกชน, 24(2), 172-187.