Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science

, Volume 36, Issue 2, pp 166–173

The effect of market orientation and its components on innovation consequences: a meta-analysis

Original Empirical Research

Abstract

While there is a rich body of research on market orientation’s effect on business performance, much little attention has been given to its effect on innovation consequences. This is the first meta-analytic effort to study the independent effects of market orientation components (customer orientation, competitor orientation, interfunctional coordination) on innovation consequences. Also, it is the first meta-analysis to study the impact of contextual characteristics on the way market orientation affects innovation consequences. The study finds that market orientation components positively affect innovation consequences but that competitor orientation’s effect depends on a minimum level of customer orientation. The study also suggests that the relationship between market orientation and innovation consequences is stronger in highly competitive environments but weaker in technology turbulent ones. Finally, findings suggest that the relationship is stronger in large firms, service companies, and in countries characterized by high individualism and high power distance national cultures.

Keywords

Market orientation Innovation New products Meta-analysis Cross-national 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Marketing Department, The Harvard Business SchoolHarvard UniversityBostonUSA

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