Linking an unlearning context with firm performance through human capital

  1. María Dolores Aledo Ruíz 1
  2. Jaime Ortega Gutiérrez 2
  3. Eva Martínez-Caro 1
  4. Juan Gabriel Cegarra-Navarro 1
  1. 1 Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena

    Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena

    Cartagena, España


  2. 2 Universidad de Sevilla

    Universidad de Sevilla

    Sevilla, España


European Research on Management and Business Economics

ISSN: 2444-8834

Ano de publicación: 2017

Volume: 23

Número: 1

Páxinas: 16-22

Tipo: Artigo

DOI: 10.1016/J.IEDEEN.2016.07.001 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openAcceso aberto editor

Outras publicacións en: European Research on Management and Business Economics

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The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship among organisational unlearning, human capital and firm performance. In doing so, this paper comprehensively reviewed the literature on the unlearning concept, and developed and validated a model to measure unlearning in 112 companies listed on the Spanish Stock Exchange. The methodology involved the construction and analysis of a structural model using both subjective and objective criteria in our measurement variables, developed from a relevant literature review. Our findings show that managers need to develop an unlearning context process to create human capital, which is a primordial asset to improve firm performance.

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