Market Orientation and Innovators' Success: an Exploration of the Influence of Customer and Competitor Orientation
Lewrick, Michael; Omar, Maktoba; Williams, Jr
The concepts of market orientation and innovation and their interrelationship with business success have been explored
from a number of perspectives. However, research in this area has not explored the differences between start-up and
mature companies. The research study acquired data from over two hundred Chief Operating Officers (CEO’s) and
Managing Directors from both start-up and mature companies. The results illustrate the differences in both types of
company and reveals new insights with regard to market orientation and its constituent elements and its relationship with
both incremental and radical innovations. Key research results are that strong competitor orientation, a key ingredient of
market orientation, has positive relationship to incremental innovation for start-up companies but it is contra productive
for mature companies. In mature organizations a strong customer orientation is associated with radical innovation
Lewrick, M., Omar, M., & Williams, J. (2011). Market Orientation and Innovators' Success: an Exploration of the Influence of Customer and Competitor Orientation. Journal of technology management & innovation, 6, 48-62. https://doi.org/10.4067/S0718-27242011000300004
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Deposit Date||Jun 9, 2015|
|Publicly Available Date||Jun 9, 2015|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Innovation; Market Orientation; Customer Orientation; Competitor Orientation;|
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