Nurturing innovative employees: Effects of organizational learning and work environment

Abd Hair Awang, Noorsafiza Mohd Sapie, Mohd Yusof Hussain, Suraiya Ishak, Rozman Md Yusof

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Abstract

The present study examines the effects of organisational learning and work environment on the formation of employees' innovative work behaviour. A stratified sampling technique was used for the sample of employees at micro and small-scale manufacturing enterprises located in selected cities of the East Coast Economic Region, Peninsular Malaysia. The authors' analysis revealed innovative work behaviour of micro and small manufacturing enterprises at a moderate level. Moreover, the innovative work behaviour at micro-enterprises is significantly lower than small enterprises. The innovation outputs are made up of employees with high innovative work behaviour. Overall, statistical evidence indicated that organisational learning and work environment have a significant influence on the formation of innovative work behaviour. Thus, the micro-small-sized enterprises should raise their employees' innovative work behaviour in order to improve the performance of organisational innovation and competitiveness. Empirical evidence has shown that employees' engagement in innovation is an effective resource for micro-small-sized enterprises to be more innovative.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1152-1168
Number of pages17
JournalEconomic Research-Ekonomska Istrazivanja
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

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Work behavior
Organizational learning
Learning environment
Work environment
Employees
Innovation
Manufacturing
Employee engagement
Coast
Small enterprises
Economics
Empirical evidence
Stratified sampling
Organizational innovation
Malaysia
Competitiveness
Resources
Micro-enterprises

Keywords

  • Human capital
  • Innovation and invention
  • Labour management
  • Manufacturing and service industries
  • Training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics

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Nurturing innovative employees : Effects of organizational learning and work environment. / Awang, Abd Hair; Sapie, Noorsafiza Mohd; Hussain, Mohd Yusof; Ishak, Suraiya; Yusof, Rozman Md.

In: Economic Research-Ekonomska Istrazivanja, Vol. 32, No. 1, 01.01.2019, p. 1152-1168.

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