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Organizational learning and innovation in southern Malaysian furniture industries

Sh Ahmad , Sh Salleh (2004) Organizational learning and innovation in southern Malaysian furniture industries. Jurnal Sains dan Teknologi, 2 (1). ISSN 13232698

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Abstract

In today’s borderless business world, technological changes in the form of innovation activities are known to be playing major role in securing organizations effectiveness and continuity. One of the major factors that influence the level of innovation is organizational learning. To determine the contribution of this factor, a survey was conducted among furniture manufacturers in Malaysia. Thirty-six managers from different furniture manufacturing companies in southern region of Malaysia participated in this study. Innovation was represented by the dimensions of product, process, and organizational innovations. On the other end, organizational learning was divided into three main dimensions i.e. information gathering, information disseminations, and organizational memory. The results indicated that organizational learning has a meaningful correlation towards the level of innovations in the firms studied.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Competitiveness; furniture industries; innovation; innovative activities; organizational learning
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures > TS800-937 Wood technology. Lumber
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2018 03:34
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2018 03:34
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/9653
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