Title

How can we develop a leadership capability framework for non-profit Australian health and community care organisations?

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Sankaran S, Shepherd A, Cartwright CM & Kelly J 2006, 'How can we develop a leadership capability framework for non-profit Australian health and community care organisations?', International Journal of Health & Ageing Management, vol.1, no.1, pp. 47-60.

Peer Reviewed

Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

Purpose of the paper: To review the literature on leadership development in the for-proft sector and the Australian Public Sector in order to better understand how a leadership capability framework can be developed for the Australian non-profit sector. Methodology: Literature review Findings: There is a lack of research in leadership capability development in the health and community care sectors among NPOs in Australia. Implications for theory: An investigation into leadership capability development in the non-profit sector focusing on organisations involved in health and community care would be a contribution to knowledge that would be beneficial to all NPOs that are providing services to the public in an environment where both the private and public sectors also play a role in the Australian society. Value of the paper: This study is an important first step in creating a leadership capability framework for non-profit organisations who, along with for-profit and government organisations operating in the same sector, are key contributors to the social capital of Australia.