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The study aims at the role of learning organizations, as it has emerged as essential tool towards acquiring organizational performance. As small and medium enterprise is an emerging sector in Pakistan, thus the study examines the effect of Learning Organization on SMEs’ performance, by employing leadership role as moderator, in the contemporary world of rapid economic development. Being cross sectional in nature, the data were collected from the SMEs related to the industry of Information Technology. The study adapted questionnaire for data collection from the respondents to gauge their input. For Econometric Analysis and empirical investigation, we collected data from 282 employees working in SMEs of Information Technology (IT). Analysis show that learning organization is significant for inclusive performance in large corporations and small business enterprises. Six proposed hypotheses were tested, and moderation analysis was employed to examine the relationship. Statistical techniques were employed, and findings reveal that; there exists not only a significant and positive impact of Learning Organization on performance of SMEs but also, each dimension of Learning Organization shows significant contribution towards the performance of SMEs. The dimension of ‘shared vision’ is found having higher values. Findings depict that leadership is not significantly moderating the nexus of Learning Organization and SMEs’ performance. As it is one of its unique studies conducted in Pakistani culture, where we tested the associations. The study presents theoretical foundations for future researchers and practical implications for the managers of Small and Medium Enterprises.

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Muhammad Mansoor Asghar1, Muhammad Zia-ur-Rehman 2, Tahir Abbas3, Khurram Abbas4

Department of Management Sciences, University of Jhang1,

Post-Doc Fellow & Faculty Member, Universiti Malaya/NDU 2,

Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Jhang3,

Department of Management Sciences, COMSATS University1, Sahiwal Campus3


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