This paper assesses the findings of a study on aged care facilities to act entrepreneurially and support innovation that delivers resident valued services and meets policy guidelines aligned to community and government expectations and standards. A validated and adapted audit instrument is used to: identify the opportunities for corporate social entrepreneurship within the Victorian aged care industry; evaluate the role of the board, management, and staff as care providers in targeted innovation initiatives; and measure sustainable innovation. Analysis indicates that the adopted health audit can both assess the climate for social entrepreneurship and identify the training areas for sustained innovation within aged care organisations.
Proceedings of Regional Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research 2009: 6th International Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship (AGSE) Entrepreneurship Research Exchange, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 03-06 February 2009 / L. Murray Gillin (ed.),