Exploring performance of software houses: Market orientation and mediating role of firm innovativeness, Sakhawat Jawad, Sadaf Naushad, Seemab Yousaf and Dr. Zahid Yousaf
Sakhawat Ur Rehman Sahibzada Jawad
Saibaan Development Organization, Mansehra
Sadaf Naushad, Zahid Yousaf
Department of Higher Education
Government College of Management Sciences Abbottabad, Abbottabad
Dr. Seemab Yousaf
Department of Banking
Pak Oman Bank Abbottabad, Abbottabad
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the impact of market orientation on firm performance of software houses and examine the mediating firm innovativeness in the relationship between market orientation and firm performance.
Design/methodology/approach: Data were collected from the employees of software houses located in two big cities of Pakistan. Mean, SD, correlation and regression analysis were conducted to check the relationship among variables.
Findings: Results show that the performance of software houses largely depends on firm innovativeness and market orientation.
Research limitations/implications: The authors recommend that further studies are required to test the propositions in longitudinal research design for achieving in-depth insights.
Practical implications: Software houses need to pay more attention toward market orientation and innovativeness.
Originality/value: It has been observed that software houses pay less attention toward market dynamics. This research discusses an implementation approach based on solid theoretical foundations to achieve the firm performance through market orientation and firm innovativeness.
Citation: Sahibzada Jawad, S.U.R., Naushad, S., Yousaf, S. and Yousaf, Z. (2020), "Exploring performance of software houses: Market orientation and mediating role of firm innovativeness", World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, Vol. 16 No. 1, pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1108/WJEMSD-05-2019-0033