A refinement and validation of the MARKOR scale
Cite this article as: Matsuno, K., Mentzer, J.T. & Rentz, J.O. J. of the Acad. Mark. Sci. (2000) 28: 527. doi:10.1177/0092070300284005 Abstract
In this article, the authors attempt to develop an improved market orientation scale built on Kohli, Jaworski, and Kumar’s market orientation scale (MARKOR). The modified scale is then compared with the MARKOR scale in a validation study. The authors argue that the scale improves operationalization of the market orientation construct, and the results indicate that the psychometric properties of the new scale are superior to those of the MARKOR scale. Implications of the results are discussed, and a future research agenda is offered.
Ken Matsuno is assistant professor of marketing at Babson College. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee. His research interests include marketing strategy formulation process and its outcomes and business-to-business marketing issues. His work can be found in the Journal of Marketing, the International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, and several academic conference proceedings. John T. Mentzer is the Harry J. and Vivienne B. Bruce Excellence Chair of Business Policy in the Department of Marketing, Logistics, and Transportation at the University of Tennessee. He received his Ph.D. from Michigan State. He has published in the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Business Logistics International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, Transportation Journal, Columbia Journal of World Business, Industrial Marketing Management, Research in Marketing, and other journals. Joseph O. Rentz is associate professor of marketing at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia. His research interests include cohort analysis, measurement issues in marketing, generalizability studies, and itnerfunctional effectiveness. He has published articles in the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Marketing, and Journal of Marketing Research among others.