The Impact of Organizational Improvisation on Market Orientation

Kim, Seung-Ho;Shim, Joon-Sup

  • Received : 2012.01.20
  • Accepted : 2012.02.20
  • Published : 2012.03.28


Organizational improvisation, the convergence of planning and execution, has emerged as an alternative approach to the limitations in strategic planning. Organizational improvisation has a significant impact not only on organizational performance, but also on market orientation, which has emerged as a key issue in the field of technology commercialization. This study investigates both the effect of organizational improvisation on market orientation, as well as the effect of environmental turbulence and time pressure on organizational improvisation. Results show that organizational improvisation has a positive influence on market orientation, with a stronger effect on the diffusion of market information. This is greatly impacted by environmental turbulence and time pressure. As a result, promoting competencies in organizational improvisation at the corporate level is suggested as a significant means to enhance market-oriented organizational innovation.


Organizational Improvisation;Market Orientation;Environmental Turbulence;Time Pressure


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