Innovation Management as Determinant of Employee Commitment in Public University Libraries in Nigeria


  • Shehu Allahde College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Bingham university, Jos Campus, Plateau State, Nigeria
  • Opeke Rosaline Oluremi Department of Information Resources Management, Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State


Innovation management, Employee commitment, Public university libraries, Nigeria


The study examined the influence of innovation management on employee commitment in public university libraries in Nigeria. The study adopted survey research design. The population of the study comprised 1,229 librarians from 81 public university libraries in Nigeria. Multistage sampling technique was employed in the study to select thirty (30) public university libraries. A total of 552 librarians from the sampled universities were studied. The instrument for data collection was a structured and validated questionnaire. The response rate was 72.5%. Data were analyzed using descriptive (percentage, mean,
standard deviation) and inferential (regression) statistics. The study revealed a high level of innovation management practices in public university libraries in Nigeria. The study concluded that innovation management is a good indicator of employee commitment in public university libraries in Nigeria. The study recommended that management of the public university libraries should sustain and improve innovation management at every level in order to increase employee commitment.