IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this paper

A suitable 'GPS' for SME's: the strategic planning and organizational learning nexus


  • Baltar, Fabiola


The aim of the article is to examine the relationship between organizational learning and strategic planning actions in SMEs. The hypothesis is that those firms that think strategic planning as an organizational learning process may encourage the design of 'long-term objectives', keeping SMEs flexible and adaptive. Thus, it allows the exploitation of opportunities and the accumulation of specific and competitiveinternal resources. A structural equation model is proposed, based on 147 argentinean SMEs surveys. The main conclusion is that firms involving in strategic planning are more likely to improve knowledge management and increase competitive resources and capabilities.

Suggested Citation

  • Baltar, Fabiola, 2013. "A suitable 'GPS' for SME's: the strategic planning and organizational learning nexus," Nülan. Deposited Documents 1877, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Sociales, Centro de Documentación.
  • Handle: RePEc:nmp:nuland:1877

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    File Function: info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
    Download Restriction: no

    References listed on IDEAS

    1. Said Elbanna & John Child, 2007. "The Influence of Decision, Environmental and Firm Characteristics on the Rationality of Strategic Decision-Making," Journal of Management Studies, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 44(4), pages 561-591, June.
    2. Aimilia Protogerou & Yannis Caloghirou & Spyros Lioukas, 2012. "Dynamic capabilities and their indirect impact on firm performance," Industrial and Corporate Change, Oxford University Press, vol. 21(3), pages 615-647, June.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    More about this item


    Aprendizaje; Planificación Estratégica; Teoría de Recursos y Capacidades; Gestión del Conocimiento; Ventaja Competitiva; Pequeñas y Medianas Empresas;

    NEP fields

    This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:nmp:nuland:1877. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Cristian Merlino S.). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If CitEc recognized a reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.