Strategic improvisation and entrepreneurial self-efficacy constructs validation in Nigerian Higher Education Institutions

Najafi Auwalu Ibrahim, Rosli Mahmood, Muhammad Shukri Bakar


Strategic improvisation and entrepreneurial self-efficacy are important factors that ensure business adaptability and performance. Despite the vital role of these constructs especially in the business settings, their validity across other sectors, settings and context remain far from clear. The study therefore, examines the validity of strategic improvisation and entrepreneurial self-efficacy constructs in Nigerian Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). The main purpose of the study is to increase the constructs generalizability in various settings and contexts. The study utilizes two hundred and twenty questionnaires generated from a survey participated by leaders of HEIs in Kano state. Using SmartPLS version 3.0, the constructs values all supersede the threshold to achieved both discriminant and convergent validity. This indicates that future studies can use strategic improvisation and entrepreneurial self-efficacy in public sector and Nigerian higher education institutions in specific. The study is a plus to knowledge by expanding business construct to public domain, since they operate in same or similar environment.  Limitations and suggestion for future study has been highlighted. 

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