Product-market planning capability and profitability
journal contributionposted on 2020-08-13, 09:58 authored by Paul Hughes, Ian HodgkinsonIan Hodgkinson, Robert Morgan, Mathew Hughes, Chih-Hsien Hughes
We test the profit implication of product-market planning as a dynamic capability, from a contingency theory perspective. Among a sample of high-technology industrial organizations, we find that product-market planning capability is significantly and positively related to profits under marketing differentiation, but negative implications ensue for those adopting cost efficiency strategies. Pursuing hybrid strategies has no significant effect, while technological turbulence also has no moderating effect. Additional analysis establishes the temporal effects of product-market planning capability on 3-year lagged profits. These differential results are considered within a contingency framework. Implications are identified and discussed for industrial marketing management theory and practice.
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