The Impact of Firm Age and Size on the Relationship Among Organizational Innovation, Learning, and Performance: A Moderation Analysis in Asian Food Manufacturing Companies
Interdisciplinary Journal of Contemporary Research in Business, Vol. 5, No. 3, July 2013
9 Pages Posted: 19 Jan 2014 Last revised: 24 Jan 2014
Date Written: 2013
The impact of Organizational innovation (OL) and Organizational learning (OI) on organizational performance (OP) are examined. By integrating congruence and organizational lifecycle literature, the authors hypothesized that the impacts of both values are moderated by organizational age and size, such that collectivism exerts stronger beneficial effect in order and larger companies, whereas novelty exerts stronger beneficial effects in younger and smaller companies. This research explores those linkages using structural equation modelling (SEM) and moderation analysis with data from 168 manufacturing companies in food industry was selected from China, Taiwan, and Malaysia. The research model includes three latent variable including OL, OI, OP, and two measurement variables contain age and size of the company. The finding of this paper support that firm age and size are two moderators which are control the relationship among OL, OI, and OP.
Keywords: firm age, firm size, organizational learning, organizational innovation, organizational performance, moderation analysis
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