Open Access Article

Title: Toward a sustainable social healthcare enterprise development model

Authors: Nuttasorn Ketprapakorn; Sooksan Kantabutra

Addresses: School of Business, University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, Bangkok 10400, Thailand ' Center for Research on Sustainable Leadership, College of Management, Mahidol University, Bangkok 10400, Thailand

Abstract: To fill in a gap in the literature, the present study aims at developing a sustainable social healthcare enterprise development model as a mode of public healthcare delivery. Among the first few studies to introduce such a model, it adopts the grounded theory approach and multi-data collection methods to explore the practices of a sustainable social healthcare enterprise. Findings disclose the focal core code of well-being and five other influencing core codes of social vision, values and norms, knowledge, local and international impact, the relationships of which are also discussed. These focal and influencing core codes form the components of the sustainable social healthcare enterprise development model. To improve external validity of the model, the present study draws on relevant existing theories and concepts as a solid theoretical foundation for the model. Managerial implications and future research directions are also discussed.

Keywords: social enterprise; social entrepreneurship; sustainable enterprise; well-being; sustainable healthcare; sufficiency economy; sustainability.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPQM.2022.124426

International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management, 2022 Vol.36 No.1, pp.1 - 26

Received: 09 Feb 2022
Accepted: 13 Feb 2022

Published online: 26 Jul 2022 *