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Integrating organizational learning with high-performance work system and entrepreneurial orientation: a moderated mediation framework

Chunling Zhu (), Anqi Liu () and Yangwen Wang ()
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Chunling Zhu: Business School, Renmin University of China
Anqi Liu: Business School, Renmin University of China
Yangwen Wang: Business School, Renmin University of China

Frontiers of Business Research in China, 2019, vol. 13, issue 1, 1-24

Abstract: Abstract This study proposes a moderated mediation model to investigate the relationship between organizational learning and firm performance. We argue that entrepreneurial orientation mediates the positive effect of organizational learning on firm performance. Furthermore, the relationship between organizational learning and entrepreneurial orientation is strengthened when firms employ a higher level of high-performance work system. Hypotheses are supported by data from 181 firms operating in the manufacturing and service industries in China. Statistical results further reveal that a high-performance work system has different moderating effects on exploitative learning and exploratory learning. This research extends our understanding of organizational learning theory, entrepreneurship and human resource management literature by cross-fertilizing constructs in these fields with empirical evidence.

Keywords: Organizational learning; Organizational performance; Entrepreneurial orientation; High-performance work system (HPWS); Exploitative learning; Exploratory learning (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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