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Interactivity innovations, competitive intensity, customer demand and performance

Interactivity innovations, competitive intensity, customer demand and performance PurposeThe purpose of this study is to identify dimensions of interactivity service innovations and examine the moderating effect of external factors, i.e. customer demand and competitive intensity, on the relationship between such service innovations and service firm performance.Design/methodology/approachData were collected at two levels; the first for validation; and the second for confirmatory and relationship analyses. Structural equation modeling was used in analyzing the relationship between interactivity innovation and service firm performance and environmental moderating effects.FindingsThe study found that high levels of interactivity innovations, in combination, drive superior performance. It was also found that deployment of high levels of interactivity innovations in high-demand periods is significantly related to high performance. The paper also found that the relationship between high interactivity innovation and financial performance is dampened by intense competition.Originality/valueUnlike previous studies, this study found that it is rather high levels of service innovations that maximize performance in service firms operating in emerging economies and not just the implementation of such innovations, and that the implementation must be aligned to the prevailing environmental conditions. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png international Journal of Quality and Service Sciences Emerald Publishing

Interactivity innovations, competitive intensity, customer demand and performance

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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1756-669X
DOI
10.1108/IJQSS-11-2015-0075
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Abstract

PurposeThe purpose of this study is to identify dimensions of interactivity service innovations and examine the moderating effect of external factors, i.e. customer demand and competitive intensity, on the relationship between such service innovations and service firm performance.Design/methodology/approachData were collected at two levels; the first for validation; and the second for confirmatory and relationship analyses. Structural equation modeling was used in analyzing the relationship between interactivity innovation and service firm performance and environmental moderating effects.FindingsThe study found that high levels of interactivity innovations, in combination, drive superior performance. It was also found that deployment of high levels of interactivity innovations in high-demand periods is significantly related to high performance. The paper also found that the relationship between high interactivity innovation and financial performance is dampened by intense competition.Originality/valueUnlike previous studies, this study found that it is rather high levels of service innovations that maximize performance in service firms operating in emerging economies and not just the implementation of such innovations, and that the implementation must be aligned to the prevailing environmental conditions.

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international Journal of Quality and Service SciencesEmerald Publishing

Published: Nov 21, 2016

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