عنوان مقاله [English]
A fundamental question in strategic management is how certain firms achieve and sustain a competitive advantage (SCA). This
challenge leads to a Resource Based View (RBV) theory. Furthermore,in the strategic marketing area, learning from the market has emerged as a key source of innovation and sustainable competitive advantage in the literature on the market driven firm paradigm. A Market-Driven firm is an organization that creates superior customer value by the leveraging of distinctive capability. Leveraging this capability is a key part of developing a Market-Driven organization. Market learning capability, as a distinctive capability of a Market-Driven organization, is discussed in this research. This capability is explored from an integration of the Market-Driven and Resource-Based View (RBV) in the field of organizational survival. It is worth mentioning that, evaluating the role of Information Technology (IT) as a resource for Market Learning Capability building is the future of research in the competitive
era. This study aims to assess the role played by IT in a Market Learning Capability. The influences of IT on this capability
is determined in this research. These relationships have been tested via an empirical analysis carried out with a sample of 206 experts and managers of banking industries in Iran. During these studies, 2 new research models are introduced. In the first model, the relationship between IT and the Market Learning Capability is determined. The second model considers the relationship between IT and the dimensions of the Market Learning Capability. The Market Learning Capability consists of 3 components: market sensing, sense making and systematic evaluation of the outcomes. The findings allow one to confirm that IT acts as an enabler of the Market Learning process.