Asst. Prof. Dr. Sooksan Kantabutra has new publication. Information is as followed:
Kantabutra, S. (2011), International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance (2011), 24(1) pp:67-80
The study investigated sustainable leadership practices of Thailand's Theptarin Hospital specializing on endocrine care services, as compared to Avery's global sustainable leadership practices. With important managerial implications, findings were found to be largely consistent. Evidence was found for compliance with 15 of Avery's 19 sustainable leadership elements, but to varying degrees. The elements were grouped into six core sets of practices: adopting a long-term perspective, continuous staff development, strong organizational culture, innovation, genuine social responsibility, and ethical behavior. One element was found to be not applicable, and no evidence was found for conformity with Avery's principles on the remaining three sustainable practices. In terms of managerial implications, healthcare enterprises in Thailand and possibly in other Asian countries that wish to sustain their organizational success could adopt Avery's 19 Sustainable Leadership Grid elements to examine their leadership practices, and adjust them to become more sustainable.
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College of Management, Mahidol University