A study on dynamic capabilities view of doctoral students’ research productivity

Muneeb, D. and Tehseen, Shehnaz * and Saeed, K. (2019) A study on dynamic capabilities view of doctoral students’ research productivity. International Journal of Organizational Analysis. ISSN 1934-8835

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Official URL: http://doi.org/10.1108/IJOA-07-2018-1479


Purpose: The purpose of this study is to investigate the influence of dynamic capabilities (DC) along with operational capabilities such as network orientation, academics, social networking and perceived supervisory support (PSS), on the research productivity of doctoral students in Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Design/methodology/approach: Data were collected through an online quantitative survey from participants recruited via snowball and quota sampling. The conceptual model was developed and tested using partial least squares structural equation modelling. Findings: DC, network orientation and academic and social networking are shown to have a positive influence on the productivity levels of doctoral students in Malaysia and the UAE. However, the influence was found to be stronger in the Malaysian sample than in the UAE sample. The impact of PSS was not seen to be statistically significant in either sample. Practical implications: The findings suggest that attention needs to be paid to strengthening doctoral students’ DC in terms of research skills and competencies, as well as enhancing operational capabilities to improve students’ research capabilities. Originality/value: Drawing on strategic management approaches and socialisation theory, this study is assumed to be the first that considers doctoral students’ research productivity in the context of DC.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: dynamic capabilities; higher education institution; perceived supervisory support; academic social networking; network orientation; research productivity
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Sunway University > Sunway University Business School > Dept. Management
Others > Non Sunway Academics
Depositing User: Dr Janaki Sinnasamy
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Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2019 07:05
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2019 07:05
URI: http://eprints.sunway.edu.my/id/eprint/1108

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