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A review of 155 doctoral dissertations in Public Administration (PA) reveals the newness of the doctoral curriculum as the oldest dissertation found in the database dates to 2005. Ramkhamhaeng University has the largest number of PA doctoral dissertations. The New Public Management paradigm was the most popular paradigm, found in all PA subfields. The classic theories and contingency theories were the most popular. The qualitative method was mostly used. The trend of using mixed methods has increased in popularity in recent years. Innovation was encountered in terms of a relationship among the PA sub-fields and outside PA but this was counterbalanced by a significant problem represented by the scarcity of doctoral dissertations in the Thai PA curricula.



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