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ERIC Number: EJ873275
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0969-6474
Learning Capability and Business Performance: A Non-Financial and Financial Assessment
Ma Prieto, Isabel; Revilla, Elena
Learning Organization, v13 n2 p166-185 2006
Purpose: There has been little research that includes reliable deductions about the positive influence of learning capability on business performance. For this reason, the main objective of the present study is to empirically explore the link between learning capability in organizations and business performance evaluated in both financial and non-financial terms. Design/methodology/approach: Using data from 111 Spanish companies, research was conducted through a structural equation modelling. In doing so, a measurement model was conducted for the main constructs--learning capability, financial performance and non-financial performance--and examine the paths between them. Findings: The analysis shows the positive link existing between: learning capability and non-financial performance; and non-financial performance and financial performance. Originality/value: This is a detailed empirical examination of learning capability as a source of performance in organizations. It should be of value to all those who think about the role of learning processes and knowledge in organizations, and who care about their effects on competitiveness.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain