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|Title: ||Cognition, culture and competition : an empirical test of the learning organization in the Malaysian|
|Authors: ||Muthukaruppan, Visalakshi S|
|Keywords: ||Organizational performance|
Cognition, culture and competition
Malaysian Construction Industry
|Issue Date: ||Jun-2008 |
|Publisher: ||University of Malaya|
|Abstract: ||This research was conducted to examine the principal assumption that organizational
learning leads to increased organizational performance and explores the role of
organizational learning, culture and focused learning on organizational performance.
This study is based on convenience sampling of Grade 7 CIDB (Construction Industries
Development Board) registered Malaysian construction companies in the Klang Valley
and adopts a structural equation methodology as by the previous researcher.
Scales and constructs used to measure the variables are adopted from previous research.
The results suggest that organizations with cooperative culture are more likely to achieve
competitive advantage and have a positive effect on organizational performance.
However, the results did not support the cognitive dimension of double-loop learning nor
the behavioral dimension of single-loop learning. The effect of competitive forces means
that organizational learning focused on efficiency and concentration leads to competitive
advantage and has a positive effect on organizational performance in the Malaysian
Limitations of this research are to be noted. Firstly, the assumption that executives and
managers can assess accurately the levels of organizational learning. Secondly,
generalizability of findings is limited as sample is from construction companies in the
Klang Valley only and thirdly, the length of the Questionnaire may have resulted in
Future research should include all registered companies in order to enhance and increase the generalizability of the findings.|
|Description: ||Dissertation (MBA) Faculty of Business and Accountancy, University of Malaya, 2008.|
|Appears in Collections:||Masters Dissertations : MBA|