Ambidexterity and competitiveness in Brazilian higher education institutions Online publication date: Wed, 01-Jul-2020
by Juliano Lima Soares; Dálcio Roberto Dos Reis
International Journal of Management in Education (IJMIE), Vol. 14, No. 4, 2020
Abstract: The research goal was to analyse the relationship between the degrees of ambidexterity and competitiveness of private Higher Education Institutions (HEI) owned by a Brazilian educational group. The theoretical framework addressed two constructs, the first one used the premises of Resource-Based Theory, especially the VRIO Model, the second one used assumptions of Organisational Ambidexterity. The methodological approach was quantitative, using primary data from 79 institutions. The main contributions of the research were: (a) the creation and validation of the scale to measure the degree of competitiveness in private HEI; and (b) with SEM, the proposed theoretical model was validated, verifying the existence of a strong and positive relationship between the degrees of ambidexterity and competitiveness of the investigated HEI (r = 0.70; p value < 0.05).
Online publication date: Wed, 01-Jul-2020
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