Linking internal marketing orientation to balanced scorecard outcomes in small businesses: The case of travel agencies

Javad Khazaei Pool, Masood Khodadadi, Ezat Amirbakzadeh Kalati

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Abstract

Purpose
The purpose of this paper is to examine how internal marketing orientation affects balanced scorecard outcomes (financial performance, customer, internal process, learning and growth) in a small service businesses context.

Design/methodology/approach
Drawing from the small businesses, the relationship between internal marketing orientation and performance is hypothesized and tested. A structural equation modeling (SEM) test with maximum likelihood estimation was performed to test the relationship between the research variables.

Findings
The results obtained from the SEM analyzes revealed that internal marketing orientation positively impacts the levels of financial and non-financial performance. The results also indicate that non-financial performance measures (that is, customer, internal process, learning and growth) directly affect financial performance.

Originality/value
This study unpacks the mechanism between internal marketing orientation and balanced scorecard outcomes and contributes to the academic research of internal marketing orientation in the context of small businesses.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-308
JournalInternational Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research
Volume11
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2017

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