Factors that boost the technological capability of Malaysian food manufacturing industry

Jenatabadi, Hashem Salarzadeh and Wan Mohamed Radzi, Che Wan Jasimah and AbdManap, Nursyakirah and Abdullah, Nor Aishah (2023) Factors that boost the technological capability of Malaysian food manufacturing industry. Sustainability, 15 (8). ISSN 2071-1050, DOI https://doi.org/10.3390/su15086365.

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The increasing urbanization of the world has created new issues and challenges for the modern food industry to meet customers' changing demands. To address these issues, these firms need to invest in technological capability development. This study examines factors that affect the technological capability of food manufacturing firms. A large-scale survey of a sample of 270 food manufacturing firms in Malaysia was conducted. Structural equation modeling was used to evaluate the observed variables. The result shows that organizational innovation fully mediates the relationship between organizational learning and technological capability. Overall, the findings suggest that food manufacturing firms in Malaysia that want to enhance their technological capability should focus on developing and implementing organizational innovation practices, in addition to other strategies and practices that aim to promote organizational learning and innovation. This research contributes to the development of related theories and has practical implications for the stakeholders in the food manufacturing industry.

Item Type: Article
Funders: Universiti Malaya Research Grant-Humanities Research Cluster, RP027E-15HNE, UMCares-Universiti Malaya Community Engagement Grant, RUU2022-CE (06)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Knowledge management; Organizational learning; Organizational innovation; Technological capability; Structural equation modeling; KBV theory; Absorptive capacity theory
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Science and Technology Studies
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2023 08:56
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2023 08:56
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/38341

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