Critical brand innovation factors (CBIF): understanding innovation and market performance in the Chinese high-tech service industry

Nguyen, Bang and Yu, Xiaoyu and Melewar, T. C. and Gupta, Suraksha (2016) Critical brand innovation factors (CBIF): understanding innovation and market performance in the Chinese high-tech service industry. Journal of Business Research, 69 (7). pp. 2471-2479. ISSN 0148-2963

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Abstract

Brand innovation sweeps aside established practices and disrupts the status quo, resulting in the transformation of markets. The present study develops and tests a model of critical brand innovation factors (CBIF) by examining key factors influencing firm-level brands' innovation and increased market performance. Adapting both organizational elements and market response characteristics, the model integrates four key variables in China's industrial service markets: innovation, internationalization, market orientation, and organizational learning. Findings provide a foundation for understanding how firms improve their innovation and subsequent market performance in an emerging and dynamic market. The study demonstrates that when brands are more innovative, their performance increases: Brand innovation plays a fully mediating role on the effects of market orientation and organizational learning to market performance, but has no mediating effect on internationalization and market performance. A lack of innovation reduces market performance even when internationalization, market orientation, and organizational learning are present.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Available online 28 February 2016
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Marketing, Branding and Tourism
Item ID: 19557
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Depositing User: Tc Melewar
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2016 11:13
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2018 19:17
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/19557

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