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The purposes of this study were : (1) to explore the situation of collaborative public management for flood prevention in Koh Samui, Surat Thani (2) to examine public collaboration and factors causing the achievement of the public collaboration in flood prevention at Kho Samui, Surat-Thani, and (3) to seek an effective plan of public collaboration management for flood prevention at Kho Samui, Surat Thani. This study was a qualitative
research which recruited 25 key informants of government organization, local government, and civil society. This study was conducted by (1) structured interview (2) unstructured interview (3) non-participant observation, and (4) focus group.The results of the study found that (1) a model of collaborative public management for flood prevention in Koh Samui comprised three main managements as follows: (1) The strengths of central government were budget, equipment, motivation and knowledge to manage flood situation, and the weaknesses were no up-to-date data storage, delayed action to start solve flood protection, and lack of clear communication. On the other hand, Samui local government had authority to take action, good management, equipment, budget and network. However, the weaknesses were dependence on policies from the central government, lack of human resources, lack of communication to local network. (2) Local people were a significant element in collaborative management, i.e. powerful cooperation and network for assistance. On the other hand, the weakness points were lack of equipment, insufficient budget, no self-reliance owing to waiting for government assistance because of lack of knowledge, no data record and no information support, lack of communication. (3) Civil Society was a necessary component in collaborative management. The strengths were sufficient human resources, stable network, modern equipment, sufficient budget, storage system,
ability to motivate people, credible information, good management and consistent system. The weakness was a limitation of human resources. 2) Cooperation process inducing the successful public collaboration for flood prevention comprised (1) stimulating cooperation (2) determining collaboration 3) integrating cooperation (4) collaborative junction (5) negotiation (6) agreement (7) cooperation. Five factors triggering cooperation included
(1) environment factor (2) operations factor (3) cooperation factor (4) encouragement factor (5) resources factor
3) The results of qualitative analysis in collaborative public
management revealed the four processes of management, namely (1) stimulating cooperation (2) determining collaborative (3) integrating cooperation (4) collaborative junction. Three factors contributing to the cooperation
included (1) environment factor (2) operations factor (3) cooperation factor. The models of collaborative public management included (1) Jurisdiction-Based Management Model (2) Top-Down Model 3) Donor-Recipient Model (4) Contented Model. Finally, a model of collaborative public management for floodprevention was introduced into the group discussion process, resulting in seeking optimal public corporation management. The study suggested two factors that (1) increased three more cooperation process, and (2) factors contributing to the cooperation.
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