Examining the Relationship between Marketing Capability and Innovation

Document Type: Original Research

Author

PhD Student of Business Management, Yazd University, Yazd, Iran

Abstract

The need for organizations to innovate comes from increasing competition and customer demands and new market areas. In today’s complex and turbulent environment the need for innovation in products and processes is widely recognised. For firms competing in a global market place, innovations play an increasingly vital role in achieving superior performance. Marketing capability is considered to be an important factor to innovation and enhance competitive advantage of firms. The present paper intended to study the relationship between marketing capability and innovation. The  study  was  conducted  through  descriptive-applied  method  and  standard  questionnaire  was  tool  of  data  collection. The statistical population included 80 managers of stone and mining industry in Isfahan that among whom 70 persons were studied as research sample using Cochran formula.  The results revealed that there is a positive and significant relationship between marketing capability and innovation.

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