Hernandez-Espallardo, Miguel; Molina-Castillo, Francisco-Jose; Rodriguez-Orejuela, Augusto
European Journal of Innovation Management (2012), Volume 15, Issue 1, Pages 77-98
Publication year: 2012

Abstract:

Purpose
– This study aims to extend the proposal of Holmqvist with regard to organisational processes of learning and their impact on firm performance.

Design/methodology/approach
– Based on a survey of 187 firms, the paper shows that certain organisational processes of learning are related to innovation performance. Further, it investigates the moderating role of product radicalness on such relationships.

Findings
– Based on a survey of 187 firms, the paper shows that certain organisational processes of learning are related to innovation performance. Further, it investigates the moderating role of product radicalness on such relationships and proves that the other two types of organisational learning processes are not related to innovation performance.

Originality/value
– The innovation performance of collaboration between firms has not received a great deal of attention in the literature. This research paper offers some guidelines on how to obtain great advantages from this collaboration.