Abstract: This research aims to test and analyze the significant positive effect of leadership agility toward organizational learning and organizational innovation; and organizational learning toward organizational innovation. It also test and analyze the significant negative effect of organizational innovation toward imitation orientation. The analysis is focused on 170 owner and manager of Batik MSMEs (micro small medium enterprises) in Pekalongan that known as Batik City worldwide. The statistic technique that is used in this research is Partial Least Square.Leadership agility has a contribution in increasing organizational learning and organizational innovation. Organizational learning is also able to increase organizational innovation. Another finding shows that having organizational innovation can decrease imitation orientation of MSMEs. This research result helps the owner/manager of MSMEs to implement leadership agility in facing the level of competition of Batik industry that is unstoppable. This condition requires Batik industry to have organizational learning continuously and sustainably so that it can have an impact to organizational innovation which can impact on the decrease of imitation orientation. By having a good leadership agility, it can also increase organizational innovation so that the product or service produced can be more unique, creative, and innovative that ultimately can also reduce the imitation orientation of MSMEs owner/manager.
Keywords: Leadership agility, Organizational learning, Organizational innovation, Imitation orientation
Recieved: 22.04.2018 Accepted: 20.07.2018 UDC: 005.331/332