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Innovation, organizational learning, and performance

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  • Jiménez-Jiménez, Daniel
  • Sanz-Valle, Raquel
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    Literature examines the relationship between innovation and performance and asserts a positive relationship between organizational learning and both performance and innovation. However, few empirical studies analyze these relationships together. This article explores those relationships using SEM with data from 451 Spanish firms. The findings show that both variables -- organizational learning and innovation -- contribute positively to business performance, and that organizational learning affects innovation. Another finding of this study is that size and age of the firm, industry and environmental turbulence moderate these relations.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Business Research.

    Volume (Year): 64 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 4 (April)
    Pages: 408-417

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:jbrese:v:64:y:2011:i:4:p:408-417

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    Keywords: Innovation Organizational learning Performance SEM;

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