The impact of a learning organization on performance

The impact of a learning organization on performance PurposeThe purpose of this study is to examine the relationships among a learning organization, knowledge and financial performance using the Dimensions of the Learning Organization Questionnaire and its abbreviated version.Design/methodology/approachThis study used a secondary data set and performed second-order factor analysis and structural equation modeling for testing the proposed relationships.FindingsThe study found that a learning organization has a positive effect on knowledge performance; knowledge performance has a positive effect on financial performance; and knowledge performance fully mediates the relationship between a learning organization and financial performance.Research limitations/implicationsThis study contributes to validating the current dimensionality of the theoretical framework of a learning organization proposed by Watkins and Marsick (1993, 1996) and offers a valid conceptual framework of the relationship among the learning culture and organizational performance dimensions.Practical implicationsThis study re-stresses the significance of the learning and knowledge generated by the human resources of an organization and developed by human resource development practitioners.Originality/valueThis study is valuable to human resource development scholars and practitioners interested in improving and measuring organizational performance. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Training and Development Emerald Publishing

The impact of a learning organization on performance

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
2046-9012
D.O.I.
10.1108/EJTD-01-2016-0003
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PurposeThe purpose of this study is to examine the relationships among a learning organization, knowledge and financial performance using the Dimensions of the Learning Organization Questionnaire and its abbreviated version.Design/methodology/approachThis study used a secondary data set and performed second-order factor analysis and structural equation modeling for testing the proposed relationships.FindingsThe study found that a learning organization has a positive effect on knowledge performance; knowledge performance has a positive effect on financial performance; and knowledge performance fully mediates the relationship between a learning organization and financial performance.Research limitations/implicationsThis study contributes to validating the current dimensionality of the theoretical framework of a learning organization proposed by Watkins and Marsick (1993, 1996) and offers a valid conceptual framework of the relationship among the learning culture and organizational performance dimensions.Practical implicationsThis study re-stresses the significance of the learning and knowledge generated by the human resources of an organization and developed by human resource development practitioners.Originality/valueThis study is valuable to human resource development scholars and practitioners interested in improving and measuring organizational performance.

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European Journal of Training and DevelopmentEmerald Publishing

Published: Feb 20, 2017

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