The relationship between learning capability and organizational performance : the banking sector in Greece

Γεώργιος Θερίος, Νικόλαος Γ. Θερίος, Πρόδρομος Χατζόγλου


This study, examines the concept of the Learning Organizations in the Greek banking sector
based on ‘learning capability’, organization factors (size and formalization) and performance
measures. From the analysis of the results it is shown, that the five managerial practices,
necessary for organizational learning, are used on the Greek banking sector at satisfactory levels.
Concerning the relationship of the learning capability with performance, the results of this study
show that ‘learning capability’ definitely affects positively the firm’s performance, especially the
non-financial measure of job satisfaction but also ROA. As far as the two organizational factors
are concerned, size and formalisation, both have a negative direct impact on learning capability
and a negative indirect impact on the relationship between learning capability and firm’s


Learning; Organisational culture; Banking -- Information systems; Greece

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