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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sombat Kusumavalee

Dean of School of Human Resource Development



Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Management Learning, Lancaster University, England, 2006
  • M.Sc. (Hons), Human Resource Development, National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA), Thailand, 1994
  • B.A. (Hons), Political theory and Philosophy, Thammasat University, Thailand, 1988


Work Experience

  • Dean of the Graduate School of Human Resource Development, NIDA
  • Director of NIDA Consulting Center
  • Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Human Resource Development, NIDA
  • Vice Director, Center for the Study of Sufficiency Economy Philosophy, NIDA
  • Editor in Chief, People Magazine (Sponsored by the Personnel Management Association of Thailand (PMAT))
  • Columnist, For Quality Management, Monthly Magazine (Sponsored by the Thai-Japanese Technology Promotion Association)

Research and Academic Interests

  • Learning Organization and Knowledge Management
  • Strategic planning, Strategic Management and Business Model Innovation
  • Developing Creative and Innovative Organization
  • Building the Happy Company
  • Designing the Creative Leadership Development
  • Scenario planning for Organization Development
  • HROD and the Sufficiency Economy Philosophy
  • Actor-Network Theory and Postmodern Theory