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

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Huang Hui

Science and Technology studies Department, University of Malaya

Che Wan Jasimah Wan Mohamed Radzi

University of Malaya (UM), Science and Technology Studies Department

Hashem Salarzadeh Jenatabadi

University of Malaya, Malaysia, Department of Science and Technology Studies, Faculty of Science

Farihah Abu Kasim

University of Malaya

Son Radu

University of Putra Malaysia

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Hui, Huang and Wan Mohamed Radzi, Associate Professor Dr Che Wan Jasimah and Jenatabadi, Hashem Salarzadeh and Abu Kasim, Farihah and Radu, Son, The Impact of Firm Age and Size on the Relationship Among Organizational Innovation, Learning, and Performance: A Moderation Analysis in Asian Food Manufacturing Companies (2013). Interdisciplinary Journal of Contemporary Research in Business, Vol. 5, No. 3, July 2013, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2381094

Huang Hui

Science and Technology studies Department, University of Malaya ( email )

Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
Malaysia

Associate Professor Dr Che Wan Jasimah Wan Mohamed Radzi

University of Malaya (UM), Science and Technology Studies Department ( email )

Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
University of Malaya (UM)
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
Malaysia

Hashem Salarzadeh Jenatabadi (Contact Author)

University of Malaya, Malaysia, Department of Science and Technology Studies, Faculty of Science ( email )

Faculty of Science
University of Malaya
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
Malaysia

Farihah Abu Kasim

University of Malaya ( email )

Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
University of Malaya (UM)
Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia

Son Radu

University of Putra Malaysia ( email )

Selangor Darul Ehsan
Malaysia

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