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International journal of the academy of Organizational behavior management (IJAOBM)

International Journal of the Academy of Organizational Behavior Management is a refereed journal and publishes high-quality theoretical and empirical papers in the areas of Organizational Behavior and management. IJAOBM develops a comprehensive and theoretical framework by using a multidisciplinary approach to organizational behavior and management for researchers and practitioners.

Editor-in-chief: Júlio Abrantes
Published: Quarterly
Copyright: 2012 NAISIT and IAOBM
ISSN: 1927-565X (Print) - ISSN 1927-5668 (Online) -

1 : Issue 1 (April-June 2012) ( 2012-04 )


Problem Statement: This research analyzes the relationship between cognitive and behavioral change that comes with organizational learning and performance, understanding how these changes afect performance. Very little is known about how cognitive and behavioral changes afect improvements efectively in organizational per­formance.

Method: Based on the literature, we develop a theoretical model that shows interrelations between cognitive change, behavioral change and organizational performance. The hypotheses are tested using data collected from 408 CEOs in Spanish organizations. The study analyzes the data using structural equations modeling (LISREL 8.71 program).

Results: this research reflects the positive efects of cognitive change on behavioral change and it also show how these variables positively afect organizational performance.

Conclusions: Learning occurs when it produces a change in conduct as a result of a change in the level of knowledge. The results support the importance of both changes in generating improvements in organizational per­formance

Author(s): VÍCTOR JESÚS GARCÍA MORALES - Spain - University of Granada
MARIA TERESA BOLIVAR RAMOS - Spain - University of Granada
RODRIGO MARTIN ROJAS - Spain - University of Leon
Keywords: Cognitive change; behavioral change; organizational learning; organizational performance.
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