CityU DBA - Doctor of Business Administration

18 December 2019

Dr Jacky Tang, DBA Graduate, published his paper in Industrial Marketing Management

Dr Jacky Tang, graduated in 2015, has recently published his paper, co-authored with Prof Muammer Ozer of our Department of Management and DBA programme director, in Industrial Marketing Management.

The paper “Understanding the Trade-off between Familiarity and Newness in Product Innovation” is to study the trade-off between developing new products that exploit a focal firm's familiar current knowledge resources and developing new products that explore knowledge resources that are new to the firm. It is shown that new products perform better when the new products are neither too familiar nor new to the firm, in contrast to the findings reported in prior research indicating that both types of new products are positively related to new product performance. The results were consistent for the familiarity and newness of both technological and market knowledge. In addition, the study revealed that while focal firms' inter-organizational network ties involving their supplier firms attenuated the potential negative impacts of technological familiarity and newness, their inter-organizational network ties involving their buyer firms lessened the potential negative impacts of the familiarity and newness of market knowledge that their new products required.

Industrial Marketing Management provides theoretical, empirical and case-based research geared to the needs of marketing scholars and practitioners researching and working in industrial and business-to-business markets. An editorial review board of leading international scholars and practitioners assures a balance of theory and practical applications in all articles. Scholars from North America, Europe, Australia/New Zealand, Asia and other regions of the globe offer the latest findings for improving effectiveness and efficiency of industrial markets. This comprehensive approach keeps readers abreast of the most timely data and current thinking necessary for better marketing decisions and strategy in global industrial and business-to-business markets.