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ERIC Number: ED526706
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 204
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1095-7147-9
Exploring the Relationship between Dimensions of Organizational Learning and Firms' Financial and Knowledge Performance in the Korean Business Context
Cho, Insik
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Many scholars and practitioners have emphasized the importance of learning within and by organizations to respond to the fast changing world. As a result, organizational learning has become a necessity to remain competitive. Though the importance of organizational learning has been growing in response to the rapidly changing business context, limited empirical research on organizational learning has been conducted. In addition, research examining the linkage between organizational learning and firms' financial performance has been limited. Therefore, more empirical research is needed to fill the literature gap on the relationship between organizational learning and firms' financial performance in the business context. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between Templeton et al.'s (2002) organizational learning dimensions and firms' perceptual financial and knowledge performance and firms' objective financial performance such as return on investment (ROI), return on asset (ROA), and Tobin's q in the Korean business context. A survey research design was used for this study. Three research questions guided this study. Since the research was conducted in Korea, the original English instrument was translated into Korean. Data were collected from two key respondents that include one HR manager and one Marketing manager within 109 randomly selected Korean companies listed on the Korean Stock Exchange market. A confirmatory factor analysis technique was used to examine the validity and reliability of the Korean translated instrument. Canonical correlation was used to investigate the linkage between organizational learning dimensions and firms' perceptual knowledge and financial performance and firms' objective financial performance. The results of the confirmatory factor analyses suggest that the Korean translated instrument has some utility as organizational learning measurement tool in the Korean context. The findings of this study support the limited existing empirical research which has suggested that there is a positive relationship between organizational learning and firms' perceptual and objective financial performance. The findings extend our understanding about organizational learning on the relationship between organizational learning and firm's knowledge and financial performance based upon data from two key respondents from multiple industries and present implications for research and practice. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea