The relationships between knowledge creation processes, organizational learning, and innovation capability in Indonesian automotive parts suppliers
Untung Setiyo Purwanto, Raihan
Previous studies on the relationship involving knowledge creation process,organizational learning, and innovation capability among manufacturing companies gave mixed results. In addition, there is little empirical research examining how the influence of knowledge creation processes contributes to innovation. In particular, research focusing on the role of mediation variablein relation to the influence of the knowledge creation process on innovation capability is also limited. The purpose of this study is to examine the role of organizational learning as a mediating variable in the relationship between knowledge creation process and innovation capability. The sample of the study is 82 Indonesian automotive parts suppliers. All the companies are categorized assmall and medium enterprises and are located in Banten and Jakarta Province of Indonesia. The results of this study indicate that the knowledge creation process has a positive effect on organizational learning and innovation capability. In addition, the study found that organizational learning also significantly mediates the relationship between knowledge creation process and innovation capability.