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Title: Learning organization and work engagement: Exploring the nexus in Indian IT sector
Authors: Malik P.
Garg, Pooja
Published in: Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration
Abstract: Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to examine the effect of learning organization on work engagement in Indian IT firms. Also, this study provides a holistic understanding of antecedents of work engagement at the individual, team, and organizational levels of learning organization. Design/methodology/approach - The sample comprised of responses from 250 managerial employees' working in IT companies based in India. Confirmatory factor analysis was employed to analyze the proposed measurement model. The study utilized hierarchical multiple regression for testing the research hypotheses. Furthermore, incremental validity was examined to depict the variance contribution of the predictor variables (learning organization). Findings - The results of hierarchical regression analysis revealed that learning organization dimensions have varied predicting effects on work engagement. The findings of the study showed that vigor and dedication were most significantly predicted by embedded system and continuous learning opportunities of learning organization where as inquiry and dialogue has the most significant influence on absorption. Practical implications - This study offers concrete insights to human resource managers for developing prioritized composite-level interventions at individual, team, and organizational levels of learning organization for building highly engaged workforce. Originality/value - Despite number of research works on work engagement, research is deficient in examining the role of learning organization dimensions (individual, team and organization level) in influencing work engagement. By investigating the relationship between learning organization and work engagement, the present study embarks to fill the paucity in academic and practitioner literature in the Indian organizational context. © Emerald Publishing Limited.
Citation: Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration (2017), 9(3): 166-189
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Keywords: Dimensions of learning organization
IT firms
Learning organization
Work engagement
ISSN: 17574323
Author Scopus IDs: 57212073590
Author Affiliations: Malik, P., Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India
Garg, P., Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India
Corresponding Author: Malik, P.; Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology RoorkeeIndia; email:
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