Strategic Positioning for Sustainable Competitive Advantage: An Organizational Learning Approach

  • John I Njuguna Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

Abstract

Organizational learning is increasingly being considered as one of the fundamental sources of competitive advantage within the context of strategic management. However, most literature has not clearly linked organizational learning with sustainable competitive advantage. This paper, therefore, explores and discusses the role of organizational learning in helping business firms to achieve sustainable competitive advantage. Specifically, it deals with how organizational learning process can be used to develop knowledge resources and capabilities that lead to sustainable competitive advantage. This paper suggests that, through organizational learning a firm can develop hard to imitate knowledge resources and capabilities (human capital as well as organizational capital) that create value which in turn lead to superior performance.

Author Biography

John I Njuguna, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
Department of Commerce and Economics
Published
2009-06-17
Section
Articles and Research papers