Title: Examination of the relationship between organisational learning and firm's product innovation

Authors: Islam Mohamed Salim; Mohamed Sulaiman

Addresses: Department of Business Administration, International Islamic University Malaysia, P.O. Box 10, 50728 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ' Department of Business Administration, International Islamic University Malaysia, P.O. Box 10, 50728 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Abstract: Stemming from the growing interest in the learning process in the organisational context, the present article is aimed primarily at investigating the relationship between organisational learning and innovation. A theoretical model describing the hypothetical relationships between organisational learning and innovation was developed and tested using the structural equation modelling technique. Data was collected from a sample of 420 firms listed in the national directory of ICT organisations. From these, 250 usable questionnaires were completed and returned. Results of the study indicate a positive influence of organisational learning on product innovation. From the findings, the study also discusses several practical implications for practitioners.

Keywords: organisational learning; product innovation; small and medium-sized enterprises; SMEs; structural equation modelling; SEM; ICT industry; information and communications technology; information technology.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2013.052896

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2013 Vol.13 No.3, pp.254 - 267

Available online: 31 Mar 2013

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