The Mediating Effect of Organizational Learning and Technological Capability

Innovation and Performance

Authors

  • Neriman Esendemir
  • Cemal Zehir

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20525/ijrbs.v6i4.747

Keywords:

Service Innovation, Process Innovation, Management, Performance, Organizational learning, Technological Capability

Abstract

This research aims to investigate the relation of the innovation types such as service innovation, process innovation and management innovation with the performance. Additionally, this study will also focus on whether there is a mediator role of technological capability and organizational learning on performance. The research data were collected from 306 principals and teachers working in medium-large scaled high schools in Istanbul. The research results showed that, as hypothesized, the types of innovations significantly correlated with the performance. Besides, organizational learning and technological capability had partially a mediating effect in the relationship between the innovation types and performance.

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2017-07-19

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Esendemir, N., & Zehir, C. (2017). The Mediating Effect of Organizational Learning and Technological Capability: Innovation and Performance. International Journal of Research in Business and Social Science (2147- 4478), 6(4), 48–60. https://doi.org/10.20525/ijrbs.v6i4.747

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