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Frontiers of Business Research in China

Front. Bus. Res. China    2019, Vol. 13 Issue (2) : 169-192     https://doi.org/10.1186/s11782-019-0057-y
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Integrating organizational learning with high-performance work system and entrepreneurial orientation: a moderated mediation framework
Chunling Zhu1, Anqi Liu2, Yangwen Wang3()
1. Business School, Renmin University of China, Rm 809B, Mingde Business Building, 59 Zhongguancun Street, Haidian District, Beijing 100872, China
2. Business School, Renmin University of China, Rm 809B, Mingde Business Building, 59 Zhongguancun Street, Haidian District, Beijing 100872, China
3. Business School, Renmin University of China, Rm 809B, Mingde Business Building, 59 Zhongguancun Street, Haidian District, Beijing 100872, China
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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     
Issue Date: 15 July 2019
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Chunling Zhu,Anqi Liu,Yangwen Wang. Integrating organizational learning with high-performance work system and entrepreneurial orientation: a moderated mediation framework[J]. Front. Bus. Res. China, 2019, 13(2): 169-192.
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http://journal.hep.com.cn/fbr/EN/Y2019/V13/I2/169
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