Academy of Strategic Management Journal (Print ISSN: 1544-1458; Online ISSN: 1939-6104)


The Development of Critical Success Factors, Benefits and Challenges for Higher Education for Sustainable Development Model (HESD) in Malaysian Public Higher Institutions

Author(s): Mad Ithnin Salleh, Sharifah Zarina Syed Zakaria, Nurul Fadly Habidin, Khairunneezam Mohd Noor

Sustainable development as well as effective practices is important in higher education. Higher education institutions are facing challenges specifically in sustainability. Thus, the objective of this study is to identify the critical success factors, benefits, and challenges for higher education sustainable development and also to develop the propose model for higher education sustainable development in Malaysian Public Higher Institutions. Critical success factors (CSFs) of sustainable development consist of knowledge, education, awareness, training, and organizational structure. Meanwhile, benefits of sustainable development such as environmental sustainability, integrated sustainability, institutional sustainability, promote sustainability, and quality improvement in order to address sustainable issues in higher education. The challenges of sustainable development are lack of involvement, lack of funding in managing sustainable development, and lack of policy. Population of this study comprised of 20 Malaysian Public Higher Institutions. In this study, the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) version 22.0 will use to analyze the preliminary data and provide descriptive analysis such as means, standard deviations, and frequencies. Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) techniques and AMOS 22.0 will used to test the measurement model. Besides, for factor analysis such as Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) and Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) are used to examine the constructs in this study. The finding of this study may indicate the development for higher education sustainable development (HESD) model and provides guideline and references for Malaysian Public Higher Institutions.