Date of Award

7-1-1988

Degree Type

Thesis

University or Center

Atlanta University (AU)

Degree Name

M.P.A.

Department

Public Administration

First Advisor

Dr. George Kugblenu

Abstract

The main purpose of this paper is to examine the problems facing the Audit Office of the Royal Thai Army. This study is significant because it attempted to examine selected major problems that plague the army as a .whole and the Audit Office in particular. The problems, namely, (a) lack of adequate staffing, (b) inefficient inter-unit communication, and (c) poor record keeping systems go into the very heart of the smooth operations of any organization.

The major findings are that the lack of a large pool of qualified university graduates and poor salaries have prevented the army as a whole, and the Audit Office in particular from attracting such personnel into its ranks. In addition, the communication delays caused by seeking approval for clearances as well as the dependence on obsolete technology have impacted negatively on the audit process.

The main sources of information for this study were obtained from participant observation and reliance on a variety of secondary data that included books, journals, and documents from the Royal Thai Army.

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