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The influence of big data analytics technological capabilities and strategic agility on performance of private higher education institutions

Tze Yin Khaw (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Minden, Malaysia)
Ai Ping Teoh (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Minden, Malaysia)

Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education

ISSN: 2050-7003

Article publication date: 3 January 2023

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Abstract

Purpose

This study aimed to examine the roles of big data analytics technological capabilities (BDATC) on the performance of private higher education institutions (PHEIs) in Malaysia. This study explored mediating effect of strategic agility (SA) between BDATC and PHEIs' performance. The moderating effect of enterprise risk management (ERM) influencing the relationship between SA and PHEIs performance was also examined.

Design/methodology/approach

To evaluate the hypotheses, data were collected from PHEIs in Malaysia using an online survey questionnaire. Structural equation modelling software SmartPLS 3.3.9 was used to analyse the 186 valid responses received.

Findings

This empirical research discovered that BDATC and SA have positive and significant impact on PHEIs' performance. BDATC has positive and significant influence on SA of PHEIs. Moreover, SA mediates the influence of BDATC on PHEIs' performance. ERM enhances the impact of SA on performance of PHEIs in Malaysia.

Originality/value

The findings contributed to the advancement of the resource-based view (RBV) theory and dynamic capability theory (DCT). Practitioners of PHEIs will understand how to maximise the resources and skills to improve BDATC, SA and ERM that eventually drive the performance of the practitioners' institution.

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Acknowledgements

The authors would like to acknowledge funding from the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia for Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (No: FRGS/1/2020/SS01/USM/02/14).

Citation

Khaw, T.Y. and Teoh, A.P. (2023), "The influence of big data analytics technological capabilities and strategic agility on performance of private higher education institutions", Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/JARHE-07-2022-0220

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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