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MARTINEZ SERNA, María del Carmen; VEGA MARTINEZ, Javier Eduardo  and  ETERNOD DOMENECH, Vivian. The influence of organizational commitment and learning orientation on innovation in SMEs. Contad. Adm [online]. 2018, vol.63, n.3. ISSN 0186-1042.

Innovation is a strategic capacity for organizations as they face new and greater challenges, such as processing a vast amount of information and knowledge, as well as responding quickly to increasingly uncertain changing environments. The objective of this is to evaluate, in an empirical way, a model that presents three causal relationships between theoretical constructs in a group of 250 small and mediumsized enterprises (SMEs) in the state of Aguascalientes. The first one refers to whether organizational commitment has a positive and significant influence on the levels of learning orientation; the second is verifying if the organizational commitment has a positive and significant influence on the levels of innovation; and finally, inquiring if the learning orientation has a positive and significant impact on the level of innovation. The proposed model-which presents good adjustments-is validated through structural analysis using the confirmatory modeling strategy. Results are presented and they indicate that organizational commitment does have a positive and significant impact on the levels of learning orientation in the organization. Furthermore, learning orientation influences in a positive and significant way SMEs’ innovation in Aguascalientes. However, organizational commitment fails to show a significant positive influence on the innovation of SMEs in Aguascalientes.

Keywords : Organizational commitment; Innovation; SMEs; Learning orientation; M16; M12; M10.

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