Title: The organisational learning process as facilitator of innovativeness
Authors: J.D. Sanchez de Pablo Gonzalez del Campo, Miha Skerlavaj
Addresses: Chemistry Faculty, Business Management Department, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Avda. Camilo Jose Cela, 10, 13071 Ciudad Real, Spain. ' Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, Kardeljeva ploscad 17, SI – 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Abstract: Innovativeness is a key factor regarding the survival and progress of a company in modern business environments. The question is how to facilitate innovativeness in organisations. This article studies the impact of the organisational learning process on innovativeness. We understand innovativeness as a combination of: 1) innovative culture; 2) technological and process innovation. As a methodological framework, we use the partial least square approach to structural equation modelling. The results show that organisational learning has a strong positive direct impact on innovativeness. In addition, the impact of organisational learning on innovation is also indirect, via innovative culture.
Keywords: innovation; innovativeness; organisational learning; Spain; partial least squares; company survival; business environments; innovative culture; technological innovation; process innovation; methodological frameworks; structural equation modelling.
International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2011 Vol.9 No.4, pp.401 - 421
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