Antecedents and Consequences of Market Orientation in International B2B Market: Role of Export Assistance as a Moderator

MOSTAFIZ, Md Imtiaz, SAMBASIVAN, Murali and SEE KWONG, Goh (2021). Antecedents and Consequences of Market Orientation in International B2B Market: Role of Export Assistance as a Moderator. Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing.

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Purpose: The significance of market orientation (MO) in the industrial marketing literature is immense. Separately, the role of dynamic managerial capability (DMC) as an individual-level capability has been found to be beneficial to B2B transactions. However, the assessment of DMC as antecedent to complement MO in achieving firm performance are rare. To address this knowledge gap, we build upon a research framework on the DMC theory and MO literature. Additionally, this study investigates how export assistance avails MO-firm performance relationship and assists entrepreneurs to thrive in the international market. Design: The research was conducted among the entrepreneurial export manufacturing firms in the apparel industry in Bangladesh. Structural equation modelling was used to investigate the hypothesized relationship among 329 firms. Findings: Two attributes of DMC namely, managerial social capital and managerial cognition of entrepreneurs improve the MO process of export manufacturing firms. MO mediates the relationship between DMC and firm performance. Additionally, export assistance positively moderates the relationship between MO and the financial performance of the firm. Originality/value: MO requires complementary capabilities to realize the value of it efficiently. This study strongly advocates entrepreneurs to nurture DMC to leverage MO and capitalize on emerging opportunities by productively utilizing export assistance. Firms in the emerging economies often suffer from resource-scarcity and export assistance mitigates barriers to expand international operations and yield financial liberty to the firms operating in the international B2B market.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1503 Business and Management; 1505 Marketing; Marketing
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SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
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Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2020 11:10
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2021 16:16

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