Title: Exploring the antecedents of innovation performance: the roles of entrepreneurial orientation, learning orientation and organisational learning

Authors: Sayyed Mohsen Allameh; Rashid Khalilakbar

Addresses: Department of Management, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran ' Department of Management, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

Abstract: This paper analyses the effect of entrepreneurial orientation (EO) on learning orientation (LO), the relationship between them and their effect on organisational learning (OL) and innovation performance (IP) in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). A cross-sectional research design, drawing on a questionnaire survey, was employed to collect data from a sample of Iranian SMEs. The results obtained from structural equation modelling analyses revealed that EO positively affects the LO and OL levels in SMEs. In addition, OL was found to be a significant antecedent of innovation performance. These findings have important implications for academies, practitioners, and economic policy makers.

Keywords: innovation performance; entrepreneurial orientation; learning orientation; organisational learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBEX.2018.090313

International Journal of Business Excellence, 2018 Vol.14 No.4, pp.470 - 485

Available online: 21 Feb 2018 *

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