The effect of Intellectual Capital on Frugal Innovation in Private Higher Learning Institutions


Jayabalan, Jayamalathi and Dorasamy, Magiswary and Raman, Murali (2022) The effect of Intellectual Capital on Frugal Innovation in Private Higher Learning Institutions. In: Postgraduate Social Science Colloquium 2022, 1 - 2 June 2022, Online.

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Background - The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in nationwide lockdowns, threatening the viability of many higher learning institutions (HLIs) due to low profitability and limited funding. Knowledge based view (KBV) and dynamic capabilities view (DCV) is utilized to explain how this institution able to utilize their constraint resources to generate value and increase its competitiveness in a dynamic environment. This study intends to investigate on the ability of private higher learning Institutions (PHLIs) in Malaysia may organize, capture, and use their intangible assets instead of just acquiring and operating tangible resources to attain frugal innovation. Purpose - This study aims to add to the existing knowledge by aligning frugal innovation(FI) in the research field of IC by looking at the impact of Intellectual Capital(IC) on frugal innovation as mediated by Information Technology(IT) capabilities in private institutions. Design/methodology/approach - Primary data for this study was acquired using a structured questionnaire. Unit of analysis are individual who are academicians holding management positions in PHLIs. These persons would be knowledgeable and able to describe their views about the performance of PHLIs. A simple random sampling strategy was used to distribute the questionnaire to 700 academicians with managerial position from 34 PHEIs in Malaysia based on SETARA 2018/19’listing. Findings/Expected Contributions - This research expected to promote cost effective acquisition of knowledge in resource constraint environment using FI in PHLIs. The study aims to add to the current body of knowledge on the success of PHLIs through FI despite resource constraints. Research limitations - Longitudinal studies that examine the dynamics of frugal business strategies over time would be better to understand how they can be significantly changed and adapted to specific circumstances. Originality/value - This research will add to the current scholarly debate by contextualizing frugal innovation within the perspective of IC research by measuring the impact of IC on frugal innovation as mediated by IT capabilities in private HLIs.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Higher Learning Institutions, Intellectual capital, Frugal innovation, Information Technology Capability, Dynamic Capability View, Knowledge-based View
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300-2430 Higher education
Divisions: Faculty of Management (FOM)
Depositing User: Ms Suzilawati Abu Samah
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2022 08:13
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2022 08:21


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