An empirical perspective of national leadership role in achieving world-class university status: the case of Malaysia
by Basheer Al-haimi; Daing Nasir Ibrahim; Mohd Rashid Ab Hamid
J. for Global Business Advancement (JGBA), Vol. 14, No. 5, 2021

Abstract: National leadership has a great impact on organisations' performance and success. The aims of this study are: (1) to examine the factors that have facilitated the emergence of Malaysian universities on the global stage; (2) to make inquiries into the Malaysian leadership's impact on factors (talent, governance, and resources. Recent studies that have been conducted on world-class universities' status did not include the effect of national leadership as a moderating variable. To carry out this study, a total sample of 126 was achieved from the respondents. The results showed a significant effect of talent, governance, and resources in achieving world-class university status in Malaysia. Second, it indicated that national leadership moderated the connection that existed between the three variables. The implication is that the basis for the successful establishment of any university in developing countries that aspire to attain world-class status is the leadership's role.

Online publication date: Mon, 27-Jun-2022

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