Entrepreneurial Orientation and Survivability of Banks in Nigeria: The Mediating Role of Human Capital Management


This study empirically investigates the relationship between entrepreneurial orientation and organizational survivability as well as the mediating role of human capital management in the relationship. Primary data is generated from 144 top level management staff of the target banks through structured questionnaires and analysis is undertaken in four major phases: the demographic, univariate, bivariate and the multivariate. The findings reveal significant relationships in all hypothetical instances; all three empirical referents of entrepreneurial orientation adopted which are; innovativeness, proactiveness and risk-taking are found to be significantly associated with organizational survivability, also human capital management is also revealed to partially, yet significantly, mediate the relationship between entrepreneurial orientation and organizational survivability.Based on these, the study recommends that organizations, especially banks, seek to explore innovative ways of engaging in business activities, be open to new ideas, actively search out opportunities with calculated boldness, study and keep abreast of market and business trends as well as endeavour to initiate employee development and support systems which encourage quality inputs, suggestions and expert opinions from employees based on experience or skill

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Justin Mgbechi Odinioha Gabriel, Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Nigeria
Kpakol Gbaraka Arbolo, International Center for Management Research and Training, Nigeria

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Conference: EBMC2015
Stream: Business Administration and Business Economics

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