Do faculty members matter in corporate entrepreneurship in Kuwaiti higher education institutions?
Source of Publication
Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education
Purpose: The adoption of an entrepreneurial posture supports higher education institutions (HEIs) in their quest for growth. The present study examines the role faculty members play in adopting an entrepreneurial orientation (EO) in HEIs within the Kuwaiti academic context and aims to assess whether this orientation contributes to fostering corporate entrepreneurship in their institutions. Design/methodology/approach: Primary data were collected to study the relationship between faculty EO and the EO of their respective HEI. Empirical research was conducted based on a questionnaire completed by 341 engineering and business faculty members employed at Kuwaiti universities and colleges. The research model was tested and validated using structural equation modelling (SEM). Findings: The results show a positive relationship between the faculty EO and corporate entrepreneurship in HEIs, which was negatively moderated by human resource management (HRM) practices. These findings emphasise the need for HEIs in Kuwait to evolve their HRM practices towards enhancing innovation, proactiveness and risk-taking amongst faculty. Originality/value: This study highlights the strategic renewal perspective in HEI-EO and how faculty initiatives can support it.
Business | Education
Corporate entrepreneurship, Employee intrapreneurship, Entrepreneurial orientation, Higher education institutions, Human resource management
Abidi, Oualid; Nimer, Khalil; Bani-Mustafa, Ahmed; Toglaw, Sam; and Dzenopoljac, Vladimir, "Do faculty members matter in corporate entrepreneurship in Kuwaiti higher education institutions?" (2023). All Works. 6256.
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