Title: Establishing interrelationships among organisational learning, innovation and performance

Authors: Zbigniew Pastuszak; Stacy Huey-Pyng Shyu; Tzong-Ru Lee; Pornthep Anussornnitisarn; Onwika Kaewchur

Addresses: Faculty of Economics, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin 20-031, Poland. ' Graduate Institute of Business Management and International Master of Business Administration (IMBA), National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology, Kaohsiung City 811, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. ' Department of Marketing, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung 40227, Taiwan. ' Faculty of Engineering, Kasetsart University, Bangkok 10900, Thailand. ' Faculty of Engineering, Kasetsart University, Bangkok 10900, Thailand

Abstract: Knowledge and learning ability are critically successful factors in the competitive advantage of an organisation. The knowledge from both internal and external sources should be transferred to all levels of the organisation. The reason is that increasing the performance of organisation focuses not only on improvement thru learning, but also on innovation. This study aims to review the key literatures relating to the relationships among organisational learning, innovation, and performance. The steps of reviewing the literature were performed in accordance to the methodology suggested by Denyer and Tranfield (2009). The findings showed that: 1) organisational learning directly influences innovation; 2) innovation directly affects performance; 3) organisational learning directly influences performance through innovation. As a result, organisational learning is essential for continuous performance improvement and long-term competitiveness.

Keywords: organisational learning; innovation; interrelationships; learning ability; competitive advantage; internal knowledge; external knowledge; knowledge transfer; improvement; David Denyer; David Tranfield; continuous performance improvement; long-term competitiveness.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2012.045176

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2012 Vol.11 No.2, pp.200 - 215

Published online: 31 Jan 2012 *

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