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Organizational learning, organizational resilience and the mediating role of multi-stakeholder networks: A study of Egyptian academics

Mohamed Mousa (Department of Management, Wyzsza Szkola Biznesu w Dabrowie Gorniczej, Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland)
Hala A. Abdelgaffar (Department of Management, Estonian Business School, Tallinn, Estonia)
Walid Chaouali (Department of Marketing, Rabat Business School, Université Internationale de Rabat, Rabat, Morocco)
Mohammed Aboramadan (Department of Economics, Management and Statistics, University of Milan–Bicocca, Milan, Italy)

Journal of Workplace Learning

ISSN: 1366-5626

Article publication date: 24 February 2020

Issue publication date: 2 April 2020

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to focus on academics in three private foreign universities located in Cairo (Egypt) to explore the influence of organizational learning (OL) on the level of organizational resilience of academics with and without the mediating effect of a multi-stakeholder network.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors used a comprehensive count sampling in which every academic was handed a questionnaire form to fill. This led to a decrease in the likelihood of research bias. In total, the authors distributed 960 questionnaire forms and collected 576 completed questionnaires, which is almost more than 60% of the total population. The authors used structural equation to determine the effect of OL on academics’ level of organizational resilience. The same equation was later used to assess the mediating role of the multi-stakeholder network on the aforementioned relationship.

Findings

The findings highlight a statistically significant influence of OL on academics’ level of organizational resilience. Moreover, the results revealed the significant role of the multi-stakeholder network in mediating the relationship between OL and organizational resilience.

Originality/value

This paper contributes by filling a gap in human resource management and organization literature in the higher education sector, in which empirical studies on the relationship between OL, multi-stakeholder networks and organizational resilience have been limited until now.

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Citation

Mousa, M., Abdelgaffar, H.A., Chaouali, W. and Aboramadan, M. (2020), "Organizational learning, organizational resilience and the mediating role of multi-stakeholder networks: A study of Egyptian academics", Journal of Workplace Learning, Vol. 32 No. 3, pp. 161-181. https://doi.org/10.1108/JWL-05-2019-0057

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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