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Absorptive capacity and market orientation in public service provision

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posted on 05.06.2014, 14:25 by Ian Hodgkinson, Paul Hughes, Mathew Hughes
The application of market orientation to public organisations does not adequately account for the unique features of this context. Drawing on absorptive capacity literature, this is the first study to examine the role of the organisation's learning environment on the market orientation-performance interface for two opposing public management contexts. The research involved a national survey questionnaire to 1060 internal and external public leisure service providers in England. Empirical testing through structural equation modelling revealed that not all dimensions of market orientation are universally positive and marketing scholars should seek to examine and understand market orientation in the context of the organisation and its learning mechanisms, as absorptive capacity has clear and different moderation effects under different management contexts. © 2012 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

History

School

  • Business and Economics

Department

  • Business

Published in

Journal of Strategic Marketing

Volume

20

Issue

3

Pages

211 - 229

Citation

HODGKINSON, I.R., HUGHES, P. and HUGHES, P., 2012. Absorptive capacity and market orientation in public service provision. Journal of Strategic Marketing, 20 (3), pp. 211 - 229.

Publisher

© Taylor and Francis

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publication date

2012

Notes

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Journal of Strategic Marketing on 05.04.2012, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/0965254X.2011.643915

ISSN

0965-254X

eISSN

1466-4488

Language

en

Exports

Loughborough Publications

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