Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

An analysis of leadership styles and entrepreneurial orientation of executives within the licensed assisted living facility industry in Indiana
by Filler, Karen Smith, Ed.D., Indiana Wesleyan University, 2013, 146; 3631476
Abstract (Summary)

The elderly population, defined as 65 and older, is the fastest growing demographic group in the United States. As baby boomers' reliance on healthcare systems increase, housing with medical accessibility becomes a vital need in today's economy. As the market appears to signal an increase in the need and desire for home and community based services, important questions arise about how assisted living executives' leadership styles affects his/her entrepreneurial orientation. This study analyzed the relationship between the full range of leadership model as measured by the multifactor leadership questionnaire and entrepreneurial orientation (innovativeness, proactiveness, and risktaking) of executives within the licensed assisted living facility industry in Indiana. The researcher used the multifactor leadership questionnaire and the entrepreneurial orientation questionnaire to determine whether assisted living executives were innovative, proactive, and risk-taking based on their leadership style.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Barnes, Joanne
Commitee: Clark, Douglas, Drake, Debra J.
School: Indiana Wesleyan University
Department: Organizational Leadership
School Location: United States -- Indiana
Source: DAI-A 75/12(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Management, Health care management
Keywords: Assisted living, Entrepreneurial orientation scale, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Long term care, Multifactor leadership questionnaire
Publication Number: 3631476
ISBN: 978-1-321-10133-1
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