In this paper the authors address the issue of the management of the marketing/entrepreneurship interface in small entrepreneurial knowledge‐based firms (EKFs). According to the perspective presented in this work, in such firms, the management of the interface is strictly related to ensuring a suitable balance of market and technological innovation capabilities throughout each phase of firm’s life. In order to contribute to the debate in this research area, the authors propose a theoretical framework based on both organizational configuration and resource‐based theories. Within this theoretical framework, a methodology to evaluate firm’s innovation capabilities based on the use of fuzzy logic is described. The proposed methodology was tested in a field analysis whose results are presented in the paper. On the basis of these empirical results, some useful indications and practical lessons concerning the relationships between marketing/entrepreneurship and innovation in small innovative firms are discussed.
Capaldo, G., Iandoli, L., Raffa, M. and Zollo, G. (2001), "Managing the Marketing/Entrepreneurship Interface in Small Knowledge‐Based Firms: A Methodological Approach", Journal of Research in Marketing and Entrepreneurship, Vol. 3 No. 1, pp. 18-38. https://doi.org/10.1108/14715200180001475Download as .RIS
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