Decomposing market orientation and its relationship to innovativeness of SMEs in Malaysia: the moderating effects of market turbulence

Shiaw, Tong Ha and Lo, May-Chiun and T., Ramayah (2016) Decomposing market orientation and its relationship to innovativeness of SMEs in Malaysia: the moderating effects of market turbulence. Journal for International Business and Entrepreneurship Development, 9 (3). ISSN 1747-6763

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Abstract

This study aims to investigate the relationship between market orientation and innovativeness, and the moderating effects of market turbulence in the context of Malaysian SMEs. Market orientation comprises three dimensional constructs, the customer orientation, competitor orientation, and interfuncional coordination. Data was gathered through self-administered questionnaires and a total of 180 respondents comprising owners and managers of small and medium sized enterprises participated in this study. Smart PLS 2.0 (M3) was employed to assess the proposed model through path modelling and bootstrapping technique. The results showed that customer orientation, competitor orientation and interfunctional coordination are positively related to innovativeness. Also, market turbulence was found to have moderated the relationship between customer orientation and innovativeness. Interestingly, the findings revealed that market turbulence negatively moderated the relationship between interfunctional coordination and innovativeness. Implications of the findings, limitations of the study and directions for future research are further discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: market orientation; customer orientation; competitor orientation; interfunctional coordination; market turbulence; innovativeness; unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Economics and Business
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2016 08:01
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2016 01:00
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/12325

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