The Impact of CRM on Innovation Capabilities: A Study on Industries of Pakistan


  • Farhan Ahmed University of Karachi
  • Danish Ahmed Siddiqui University of Karachi



Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Innovation Capabilities, Service Industries, Manufacturing Industries, Information Sharing, Joint Problem Solving, Long term Partnership, Customer Involvement


The purpose of this research is to determine the impact of CRM on innovative capabilities where the comparative study has been conducted between the services and manufacturing industries in Pakistan. For this purpose, the factors affecting CRM include information sharing, customer involvement, long-term partnership, joint problem solving, and technology based CRM while for measuring the innovative capabilities, product innovation, process innovation, and service innovation has been used. The data collected from 60 employees working in different service and manufacturing firms in Karachi. The results show that there is a significant impact on customer involvement, joint problem solving and technology based CRM on innovation capabilities of firms. It is suggested to refrain from customer involvement because it is observed that involving the customers negatively influences the innovation capabilities of manufacturing industry and thus, it has been recommended for companies to abstain from drawing in customers. The research also suggests adding supplier integration to form more effective innovations programs.



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Author Biographies

Farhan Ahmed, University of Karachi

Research Scholar, Karachi University Business School, University of Karachi, PAKISTAN

Danish Ahmed Siddiqui, University of Karachi

Associate Professor, Karachi University Business School, University of Karachi, PAKISTAN


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How to Cite

Ahmed, F. ., & Siddiqui, D. A. . (2019). The Impact of CRM on Innovation Capabilities: A Study on Industries of Pakistan. American Journal of Trade and Policy, 6(3), 77–84.