Impact of Individual Learning on Team Learning and Innovation in the Petroleum Industry of Malaysia

Document Type: Original Research


1 PhD Scholar, Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences, International Islamic University, Malaysia

2 MBA Graduate, Lords Ashcroft International Business School, Anglia Ruskin University, UK


The aim of this research is to investigate the impact of Individual learning on Team learning and Innovation in the Petroleum Industry of Malaysia. The study will carry this research through engaging 321 employees of one petroleum company (PETRONAS) in Malaysia using convenience sampling. The independent variables are Mental Models, Personal Mastery, Dialogue and Inquiry, Continuous Learning and Empowerment to gauge the impact on the dependent variable Team learning and Innovation. This study will employed Confirmatory Factor analysis and Structural Equation Modelling using AMOS20. The results of the study indicated that Empowerment is the only attribute of individual learning that is found to be significant with team learning and Innovation as well while Dialogue & Inquiry has a positive and significant impact on team learning but not innovation while other all factors are found to be insignificant with the dependent variables in the studied context. Moreover it is recommended to engage other relevant factors of individual learning to make the conceptual framework more addressing with a wider number of respondents to pasteurize a more generalize picture of the studied topic. Though this study will be considered a crucial piece in the discipline of organizational learning for the corporate world and as well as the research community through digging and exploiting different research dimensions about the topic. Thereby, for further research other developed economic corridors and developing economies that can further be exploited under the umbrella of organizational learning. Last of all, a comparative study can also be conducted amongst two industries of different nature like Petroleum and Banking to understand the phenomena in a better manner and understandably.  


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