Relationship marketing and entrepreneurial innovation: A B2B context of stakeholder relationship management

Hasina Idris, Riad Shams

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The stakeholder focused entrepreneurial initiatives of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) in a business-to-business (B2B) setting, engage their stakeholders/partners in a way where relationship marketing (RM) extends their mutually beneficial stakeholder relationship value, with the purpose of jointly innovating further product/service value for their target markets. This case study aims to recognise the implications of RM against the ECB’s entrepreneurial initiatives, stakeholder relationships, interactions and subsequent mutually beneficial relationship value to nurture their B2B product/service innovation. Eleven RM perspectives are recognised that impact on their relationship value, while the stakeholders work interdependently in the innovation process. The identified RM perspectives are recognised as value-innovating constructs in a B2B setting to reinforce the stakeholder relationship value, and collectively to uphold entrepreneurial initiatives, in order to innovate value through product/service innovation. Such a relational approach of entrepreneurial innovation in the B2B context appears to be feasible across industries and markets.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBusiness Models for Strategic Innovation
Subtitle of host publicationCross-Functional Perspectives
EditorsRiad Shams, Demetris Vrontis, Yaakov Weber, Evangelos Tsoukatos
Place of PublicationAbingdon, UK
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)9781351257923
ISBN (Print)9780815367215
Publication statusPublished - 23 May 2018

Publication series

NameAnnals of Business Research
PublisherRoutledge (Taylor & Francis Group)


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