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Technology and Marketing Capabilities in a Developing Economic Context: Assessing the Resource-Based View within a Boundary Condition

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  • Stern Neill

    (Orfalea College of Business, California Polytechnic State University, U.S.A.)

  • Gurmeet Singh

    (School of Management & Public Administration, The University of the South Pacific, Fiji Islands)

  • Raghuvar Dutt Pathak

    (Graduate School of Business, The University of the South Pacific, Fiji Islands)

Abstract

While prior research confirms a positive relationship between organizational capabilities and performance in more developed and emerging economies, this research investigates technology and marketing capabilities in enterprises operating in a highly constrained economic context. Additionally, this research examines how managerial thinking and action influences the development of technology and marketing capabilities, which has received limited investigation in any economic context. Data were gathered by surveying managers in Fiji, Samoa, and Tonga, representing isolated economies with underdeveloped product markets. Results confirm the capability-performance relationship and also support the positive influence of entrepreneurial and learning orientations on technology and marketing capability development.

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  • Stern Neill & Gurmeet Singh & Raghuvar Dutt Pathak, 2014. "Technology and Marketing Capabilities in a Developing Economic Context: Assessing the Resource-Based View within a Boundary Condition," International Journal of Business and Economics, College of Business and College of Finance, Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan, vol. 13(1), pages 75-92, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:ijb:journl:v:11:y:2014:i:1:p:75-92
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    Keywords

    organizational capabilities; business performance; technology and marketing capabilities ; small island developing states;

    JEL classification:

    • M31 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Marketing and Advertising - - - Marketing

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