Purpose – Based on literature development, this study proposes a conceptual framework and
the theoretical model in order to examine the influence of leadership, organizational learning
(OL), and organizational innovation (OI) in Taiwan’s financial and information technology
Design/methodology/approach – Structural equation modeling (SEM) is employed to
evaluate the degree of influence each variable has on the others and whether their
relationships differ in different industries. This study investigates a selection of firms from
the top 100 financial and the top 1000 high technology enterprises in Taiwan in 2012 as the
population. A total of 377 valid responses were collected from 2012 to 2013.
Findings – The research results indicate that organizational learning acts as a full mediator
between leadership and organizational innovation. Furthermore, industry type has moderating
effect in the proposed research model.
Originality/value – Thus, considering appropriate leadership styles through learning to
innovate might be a well leadership model to be further considered by different industries in
the global countries.
Leadership & Organization Development Journal 38(5), p.590-609