The Role of Networkability in Organizational Learning and Developing Open Innovation in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

Document Type : Research Paper



As an applied research, this study has used structural equations to examine the relationship between networkability, organizational learning and open innovation in order to assess the significance of relationships between variables in SMEs in the Province of Tehran. The statistical community of this study is the managers of SMEs in the Province of Tehran, but because of the vast geographical area, Tehran the proper and some of its suburban areas have been chosen. Finally, 99 samples were selected at random. The statistical methods for the research data analysis are: confirmatory factor analysis and correlation tests. The results obtained from the analysis of data show a positive significant relationship between organizational trust and knowledge acquisition in the organizational learning process. The overall results of the study indicate the importance of communication to the open innovation process in SMEs.