Title: The influence on personal mastery, organisational learning and performance of the level of innovation: adaptive organisation versus innovator organisation

Authors: Francisco Javier LLorens-Montes, Víctor J. Garcia-Morales, Antonio J. Verdu-Jover

Addresses: Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Granada, Campus Cartuja, s.n., Granada 18071, Spain. ' Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Granada, Campus Cartuja, s.n., Granada 18071, Spain. ' Faculty of Social and Juridical Sciences, Miguel Hernández University, Edificio La Galia, Avda. del Ferrocarril, s/n, Elche (Alicante) 03202, Spain '

Abstract: This paper analyses the differences between innovator and adaptive organisations based on the capabilities of personal mastery, organisational learning and capacity to innovate and on organisational performance and job satisfaction. The hypotheses are tested using data from 402 Spanish firms. The results show that: personal mastery, organisational learning, capacity to innovate and organisational performance are highly inter-linked in both innovator and adaptive organisations; innovator organisations encourage more personal mastery, organisational learning, capacity to innovate and organisational performance than adaptive organisations; personal mastery, organisational learning and capacity to innovate better explain the organisational performance and job satisfaction in innovator organisations than in adaptive organisations.

Keywords: innovation; adaptation; innovator organisation; adaptive organisation; personal mastery; organisational learning; capacity to innovate; organisational performance; job satisfaction.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2004.003714

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2004 Vol.1 No.2, pp.101 - 114

Published online: 02 Dec 2003 *

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