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ERIC Number: EJ1125692
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2046-9012
The Impact of a Learning Organization on Performance: Focusing on Knowledge Performance and Financial Performance
Kim, Kyoungshin; Watkins, Karen E.; Lu, Zhenqiu
European Journal of Training and Development, v41 n2 p177-193 2017
Purpose: The 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/approach: This study used a secondary data set and performed second-order factor analysis and structural equation modeling for testing the proposed relationships. Findings: The 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/implications: This 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 implications: This 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/value: This study is valuable to human resource development scholars and practitioners interested in improving and measuring organizational performance.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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