Article

The changing marketing orientation within the business model of an international retailer - IKEA in China over 10 years

Citation

Burt S, Dawson J, Johansson U & Hultman J (2021) The changing marketing orientation within the business model of an international retailer - IKEA in China over 10 years. International Review of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research, 31 (2), pp. 229-255. https://doi.org/10.1080/09593969.2020.1857294

Abstract
The paper reports an interview-based study that considers market driving and market-driven activities within the disaggregated components of the business model. The empirical study is of IKEA in China over a 10 year period. Market orientation is considered as a position on a continuum rather than as binary positions. The components of the business model are developed from the Osterwalder and Pigneur structure. Over the study period, the balance between driven and driving orientations within components of the business model changed in multiple ways. This article’s contribution is the illustration of disaggregating the market orientations of driven or driving activities and associating these with the particular components of the business model and so studying what happens to the driven-driving balance over time. The approach has wider applicability for attempts to understand the dynamics of international retailing.

Keywords
IKEA; China; business model; market orientation; international retail

Journal
International Review of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research: Volume 31, Issue 2

StatusPublished
Publication date31/12/2021
Publication date online22/12/2020
Date accepted by journal25/11/2020
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/32143
PublisherInforma UK Limited
ISSN0959-3969
eISSN1466-4402