Received: 2019-11-22  |  Accepted: 2020-02-24  |  Published: 2020-03-30

Title

The impact of absorptive capacity and innovation ambidexterity on sustainable competitive advantage: the case of Indonesian higher education


Abstract

The purpose of this study is to empirically examine the mediation role of innovation ambidexterity on the impact of absorptive capacity on sustainable competitive advantage from the previous researchers' data article publication. A survey of academic and non-academic staff from sixty four private higher education institutions (PHEIs) in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia was conducted for the research. A total of five hundred and thirty completed questionnaires from 478 academic and 52 non academic staff were statistically analyzed using SPSS and smart PLS. Investigating sustainable competitive advantage related issues for PHIEs in Indonesia is important for a number of reasons, including supporting the vision of the Golden Indonesia generation 2045. Moreover, the impact of absorptive capacity on sustainable competitive advantage in the literature is remains unclear, thus a new theoretical framework is needed related to the concept of ambidexterity. The finding of this research shows that innovation ambidexterity partially mediates the effect of absorptive capacity on sustainable competitive advantage as proposed in the hypothesis. The implications of this study are discussed.


Keywords

absorptive capacity, innovation ambidexterity, sustainable competitive advantage, non vocation private higher education institutions


JEL classifications

M10 , C12 , C31 , C83 , C88 , C93 , D83 , I23 , N35


URI

http://jssidoi.org/jesi/article/531


DOI


Pages

2436-2455


Funding

This research was supported by LPDP (Indonesia Endownment Fund for Education) as a research funder and LPPM Telkom University as a publication funder, Indonesia

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Authors

Pangarso, Astadi
University of Brawijaya, Malang, Indonesia https://ub.ac.id
Telkom University, Bandung, Indonesia https://telkomuniversity.ac.id
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Astuti, Endang Siti
University of Brawijaya, Malang, Indonesia https://ub.ac.id
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Raharjo, Kusdi
University of Brawijaya, Malang, Indonesia https://ub.ac.id
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Afrianty, Tri Wulida
University of Brawijaya, Malang, Indonesia https://ub.ac.id
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Journal title

Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Issues

Volume

7


Number

3


Issue date

March 2020


Issue DOI


ISSN

ISSN 2345-0282 (online)


Publisher

VšĮ Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Center, Vilnius, Lithuania

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