THE IMPACT OF MARKETING INNOVATION ON THE COMPETITIVENESS OF ENTERPRISES IN THE CONTEXT OF INDUSTRY 4.0
Otakar Ungerman, Jaroslava Dedkova, Katerina Gurinova
competitiveness, innovative marketing, industry 4.0, digitalization, impact of marketing innovations
Marketing innovation is identified as a search for creative and new solutions to problems and needs. For businesses to become more competitive and improving their performance, they must constantly develop new products as well as strategies. This paper is based on the research of areas of marketing in the context of Industry 4.0 and its impacts. The implications of digitization are the content of the research presented here. On the basis of the research, a pilot research was carried out among 50 enterprises that present themselves using Industry 4.0. A list of 15 basic tools of marketing innovation was compiled through an evaluation using the content analysis method. Eleven main impacts of marketing innovation which the respondents consider to be important were then generated. These impacts were described and subsequently evaluated using descriptive statistics methods, on the basis of which their importance was empirically verified. The impacts that businesses classed as being most important were: increasing the competitiveness of the company, increasing work productivity and changing the corporate culture. The results of the research showed that there are differences in how impacts are seen by SMEs and by large enterprises. The impacts are rated as most important by enterprises from the automotive industry with a European corporate culture. The research has empirically confirmed that businesses consider the greatest impact of innovative marketing in the context of Industry 4.0 to be the increase in enterprise competitiveness, which was the highest rated impact of the research. The paper has shed fresh light on our current understanding of innovation as a factor in competitiveness.
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Ungerman, O., Dedkova, J., Gurinova, K. (2018). THE IMPACT OF MARKETING INNOVATION ON THE COMPETITIVENESS OF ENTERPRISES IN THE CONTEXT OF INDUSTRY 4.0. Journal of Competitiveness, 10 (2), 132-148. https://doi.org/10.7441/joc.2018.02.09