Developing a Matrix Framework for the Relationship between Organizational Learning and Innovativeness - With a Case Study in a Manufacturing Company

Arash Shahin, Zahra Zeinali


The purpose of this paper is to develop a conceptual and matrix framework for the relationship between organizational learning (OL) and innovativeness. A new framework has been developed to denote the relationship between OL and innovativeness dimensions. A questionnaire has been designed and filled by managers/experts of Ghetehkaran manufacturing company, as a supplier of automobile parts in Iran by which, the importance values of innovativeness dimensions are determined. Results imply that "up to date skill and knowledge" has the most effect on innovativeness. Up to date skills lead to adaptation of products to customer needs and employees have contribution in competition through production of products and services relative to competitors. Up to date skills and knowledge of employees change the entire organization. Also, "Creativity and initiatives" has been addressed as the next important factor affecting innovativeness.

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