Service innovativeness and the structuring of organizations: The moderating roles of learning orientation and inter-functional coordination

TAJEDDINI, Kayhan, ALTINAY, Levent and RATTEN, Vanessa (2017). Service innovativeness and the structuring of organizations: The moderating roles of learning orientation and inter-functional coordination. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 65, 100-114.

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Abstract

This paper aims to investigate the influence of organizational structure on service innovativeness bytesting the moderating roles of learning orientation and inter-functional coordination. This helps tounderstand how organic structure influences service innovativeness when it is effectively leveragedwith favorable organizational factors. Data were collected from 178 hotel managers and executives inJapan and moderated regression analysis was performed to analyze the data. Findings of the study sug-gest that higher levels of service innovativeness are positively related to higher levels of hotel businessperformance. In addition, organic structure makes a positive influence on service innovativeness andan increase in the levels of learning orientation boost the effectiveness of organic structure on service innovativeness. Moreover, the positive association between organic structure and service innovativeness become stronger when all firm’s functions make an attempt to cooperate and contribute to disseminating customers and competitors’ information in the hotels. These findings contribute to understanding how hotel service innovation is affected by service innovativeness, organizational structure, learning orientation and inter-functional coordination.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Sheffield Business School Research Institute > Service Sector Management
Departments - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Sheffield Business School > Department of Service Sector Management
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhm.2017.06.010
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Depositing User: Kayhan Tajeddini
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2018 13:37
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2018 13:37
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/22514

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