Title: The impact of organisational culture and learning on innovation performance

Authors: Chen-Kuo Lee, Bertram Tan, Jun-Zhi Chiu

Addresses: Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Yung Ta Institute of Technology and Commerce, 316 Chungshen Road, Linlo, Ping-tung, Hsien, 909, Taiwan, ROC. ' College of Business and Management, Kun Shan University, No. 949, Da-Wan Rd., Yung-Kang City, Tainan Hsien 710, Taiwan, ROC. ' Graduate School of Management, I-Shou University, 1, Sec. 1, Syuecheng Rd., Dashu Township, Kaohsiung County 840, Taiwan, ROC

Abstract: The purpose of this empirical study is to develop a conceptual framework to understand how organisational culture and organisational learning contribute to innovation performance. The research was conducted in seven Taiwan|s high-tech industries through distributing survey questionnaires, the results showed that there is a positive and significant association between organisational culture and innovation, and also between organisational learning and innovation performance as well. The findings also revealed that different types of organisational culture and learning have different levels of influence on innovation. This means that firms of efficient culture have the best process innovation, and firms of innovative culture have the best administrative and product innovation. As for organisational learning, the result proves that firms of high learning-oriented have better process, administrative and product innovation than those of low learning-oriented. The implications of this research are also discussed.

Keywords: innovation performance; organisational culture; organisational learning; Taiwan; high-tech industries; high technology; process innovation; administrative innovation; product innovation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2008.017561

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2008 Vol.5 No.4, pp.413 - 428

Published online: 17 Mar 2008 *

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