The interplay among management support and factors influencing organizational learning: an applied study

Al-Tarawneh, A I and Raid, M A (2021) The interplay among management support and factors influencing organizational learning: an applied study. Journal of Workplace Learning, 33 (6). pp. 460-485. ISSN 1366-5626

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This study aims at investigating the impact of some selected organizational and cultural factors on organizational learning (OL). It also attempts to study the moderating role of management support on the influential relationship between these organizational and cultural factors and OL within the context of Jordanian mining sector (JMS).

A descriptive-analytical approach is applied to collect and analyze the data. A survey questionnaire is used as a primary data collection instrument. The study sample includes 400 participants from the seven selected manufacturing companies within the context of JMS. Smart PLS 3 and IBM SPSS version 25 were applied to answer the study questions and to test the hypotheses.

Organization strategy has a statistical significant impact on OL. Moreover, cultural factors (innovation; teamwork; knowledge sharing) have a significant impact on OL. The results of the moderating variable revealed that the level of management support is not moderating the relationship between organizational factors and OL. Nonetheless, it is revealed that management support is moderating the relationship between organizational culture and OL.

Practical implications
It seems that a continuous management support is an important facilitating feature to motivate a learning culture. Cultural attributes, including innovation, teamwork and knowledge sharing must be taken into consideration as facilitating factors to encourage OL. Gradual changes must be introduced to create innovative, teamwork and knowledge-sharing culture. Additionally, a specific strategic goal should be part of the organizational corporate strategy and action plans must be developed to achieve this goal in a systematic manner.

The inclusion of management support as a moderating factor could add an original contribution to the current body of knowledge concerning OL. Moreover, this study argues that the core concept of learning might be there but a systematic process of learning and the contextual factors influencing this concept still need more concern.

Affiliation: Skyline University College
SUC Author(s): Raid, M A ORCID:
All Author(s): Al-Tarawneh, A I and Raid, M A
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Organizational culture, Innovation, Knowledge sharing, Strategy, Organizational learning, Management support
Subjects: A Business and Management > AT Organization Behavior
Divisions: Skyline University College > School of Business
Depositing User: Mr Veeramani Rasu
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2022 14:44
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 14:44
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