EMPLOYEE EDUCATION AND INNOVATIVE EXPLORATION OF UNIVERSITIES IN RIVERS STATE, NIGERIA  

Authors

  • Dr. Florence O. Iroanwusi Department of Employment and Human Resource Management,Faculty of Management Sciences, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, PHC
  • Godwin Olai Ph.D. MNIM, MCAI Department of Management, Faculty of Management Sciences, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, PHC

Keywords:

Employee Education, Ambidexterity, Human Resource Development

Abstract

This study investigated the relationship between employee education and innovative exploratory of universities in Rivers State. Participants for the study comprised 179 senior staff of three tertiary institutions – University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State University and Ignatius Ajuru University of Education. The research design for the study was the cross-sectional survey and the methodology. The Spearman’s rank order correlation coefficient was used in the test for the bivariate hypotheses of the study while the partial correlation was used in the test for the multivariate hypotheses. Results revealed that human resources development significantly impact on all three measures of ambidexterity (goal simultaneity, competence exploitation and innovation exploration). Hence, all bivariate hypothetical statements were rejected. The study therefore concluded that human resource development practices can help organizations to effectively build up their human resource competencies and thus strengthen the capacity for institutions to pursue various goals simultaneously, exploit existing competency levels within the institution, and also drive the exploration of innovation and other opportunities by the institutions. It was therefore recommended that the human resources development of universities should begin with identifying the actual challenges and experience of each context and the required skills, functions and behaviour required for effectively addressing these challenges.

 

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Published

2024-07-08

How to Cite

Dr. Florence O. Iroanwusi, & Godwin Olai Ph.D. MNIM, MCAI. (2024). EMPLOYEE EDUCATION AND INNOVATIVE EXPLORATION OF UNIVERSITIES IN RIVERS STATE, NIGERIA  . BW Academic Journal, 1(2), 41–46. Retrieved from https://bwjournal.org/index.php/bsjournal/article/view/2069