READINESS TO IMPLEMENT REVENUE DIVERSIFICATION STRATEGIES BY MALAYSIAN PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES

  • Suhaiza Ismail IIUM
  • Nik Nazli Nik Ahmad
  • Siti Alawiah Siraj IIUM

Abstract

The objective of this paper is to investigate the factors affecting the readiness (in terms of change commitment and change efficacy) of the public universities in Malaysia to implement revenue diversification strategies. Based on the Weiner’s (2009) theory of organisational readiness for change, this study uses a questionnaire survey of senior administrators of public universities in Malaysia. A total of 69 completed questionnaires were received. Multiple regression and correlation were used to examine the factors affecting readiness to implement revenue diversification strategies. The results reveal that change valence positively influences change commitment and change efficacy. In addition, task knowledge and resource availability have significant positive impact on change efficacy and change commitment respectively. This is among the first studies to provide empirical evidence of factors influencing the readiness of universities to adopt revenue diversification strategies to attain financial sustainability, using the theory of organisational readiness for change.
Published
Dec 27, 2019
How to Cite
ISMAIL, Suhaiza; NIK AHMAD, Nik Nazli; SIRAJ, Siti Alawiah. READINESS TO IMPLEMENT REVENUE DIVERSIFICATION STRATEGIES BY MALAYSIAN PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES. Management & Accounting Review (MAR), [S.l.], v. 18, n. 3, p. 69-94, dec. 2019. ISSN 2550-1895. Available at: <http://arionline.uitm.edu.my/ojs/index.php/MAR/article/view/891>. Date accessed: 09 apr. 2020. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.24191/mar.v18i3.891.