Factors facilitating and impeding the development of export market-oriented behavior: A study of Hong Kong manufacturing exporters

Cadogan, J., Cui, C., Morgan, R. and Story, V.M. 2006. Factors facilitating and impeding the development of export market-oriented behavior: A study of Hong Kong manufacturing exporters. Industrial Marketing Management. 25 (5), pp. 634-647. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.indmarman.2005.06.014

TitleFactors facilitating and impeding the development of export market-oriented behavior: A study of Hong Kong manufacturing exporters
TypeJournal article
AuthorsCadogan, J., Cui, C., Morgan, R. and Story, V.M.
Abstract

We test a model of the antecedents to market-oriented behavior in firms' export operations (i.e., export market-oriented [EMO] behavior). Using data from Hong Kong-based industrial manufacturing exporters, we explain 73% of the variance in EMO activity. Our findings confirm the importance of variables such as export coordination, export experience, and the export environment in determining EMO behavior levels. However, several hypotheses are refuted, contradicting previous research findings. For instance, in our sample, centralized decision-making generally is positively related to EMO activity-particularly under conditions of high environmental turbulence: this contradicts findings of studies in Western exporting businesses where centralization generally inhibits EMO behavior. Furthermore, unlike their Western counterparts, market-based reward and training systems and managers' export commitment and emphasis on market orientation do not predict EMO behavior. We suggest that these unexpected findings may be due to differences in culture between Asian and Western businesses.

KeywordsChinese firms
Empirical analysis
Export behavior
Export context
Export market orientation
Export marketing
Industrial manufacturing exporters
Survey research
JournalIndustrial Marketing Management
Journal citation25 (5), pp. 634-647
ISSN0019-8501
Year2006
PublisherElsevier
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.indmarman.2005.06.014
Publication dates
Published17 Apr 2006

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