Journal of Management Information and Decision Sciences (Print ISSN: 1524-7252; Online ISSN: 1532-5806)

Abstract

Imperative of education diversity on the innovativeness of manufacturing entities in Nigeria

Author(s): Nwokaby P. Nkiru, Sodiq B. Adeleke, Olamide O. Akintimehin, Okoye J. Nwamaka, Ohunyeye F. Olamide,

This study evaluates the effect of education diversity on the employees’ innovativeness of manufacturing entities in Nigeria. By adopting a descriptive survey design method and utilizing a self-administered closed-end questionnaire, data was collected from 5483 respondents’ population who were staff of twelve randomly selected manufacturing entities in south west, Nigeria. Sample size of 522 respondents was drawn from the study population. The finding revealed that education diversity had a positive effect on innovativeness of selected manufacturing entities in Nigeria. In lieu of the finding, the study recommended that the management of the Nigerian manufacturing firms should be resolute in observing the culture of establishing sound training and development among their employees. This will enable the organization to achieve continuous enhancement in employees’ productivity and hence leads to innovative capacity of such entities.