Learning organization and innovative behavior Academic Article uri icon


  • Purpose The purpose of this study is to investigate the mediating effect of work engagement on the relationship between learning organization and innovative behavior.Design/methodology/approach This study used surveys as a data collection tool and implemented structural equation modeling for empirically testing the proposed research model.Findings The study found that learning organization culture makes a direct and indirect impact on employees' innovative work behaviors. Results from hierarchical multiple regressions and structural equation modeling supported that work engagement fully mediates the relationship between the learning organization and innovative work behaviors.Practical implications HRD practitioners can develop effective interventions to enhance their employees' innovative behavior by devoting efforts to create a workplace that promotes collaborative learning culture and work engagement.Originality/value This study is valuable to HRD specialists interested in developing effective interventions that encourage employees to engage in innovative behavior.

published proceedings

  • European Journal of Training and Development

author list (cited authors)

  • Park, Y. K., Song, J. H., Yoon, S. W., & Kim, J.

citation count

  • 112

editor list (cited editors)

  • Maura Sheehan, P.

publication date

  • January 2014