The Moderating Effect of Perceived Effectiveness of Marketing Function on Network Ties – Strategic Adaptiveness Relationship

Richard Nyuur, Ružica Brečić, Antonis Simintiras

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Abstract

This study examines the critical role of perceived effectiveness of the Marketing function (MF) in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in leveraging entrepreneurial network ties to improve strategic adaptiveness (SA). The study tests whether a MF perceived as effective by SMEs’ managers/owners moderates the relationship between SMEs network ties and SA required for improved performance. Findings of a moderated regression analysis on a sample of 263 Croatian SMEs indicate that network ties contribute significantly to their SA, and that a MF perceived as effective only moderates the impact of customer and competitor ties on SMEs’ SA. Research and practical implications are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1080-1098
JournalJournal of Small Business Management
Volume54
Issue number4
Early online date17 Feb 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2016

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