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Investigating Sales Management Role in Commercial Returns: Enhancing the changes of customer needs  (2015)

Autori:
Russo I.,Palanga P., Cardinali S.
Titolo:
Investigating Sales Management Role in Commercial Returns: Enhancing the changes of customer needs
Anno:
2015
Tipologia prodotto:
Contributo in atti di convegno
Tipologia ANVUR:
Contributo in Atti di convegno
Lingua:
Inglese
Formato:
Elettronico
Titolo del Convegno:
8th Annual Conference of the EuroMed Academy of Business "Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Value Chain in a Dynamic Environment
Luogo:
Verona
Periodo:
September 16-18, 2015
Casa editrice:
Euromed Press
ISBN:
978-9963-711-37-6
Intervallo pagine:
2481-2485
Parole chiave:
Sales Management, Returns Management, B2B.
Breve descrizione dei contenuti:
The business-to-business competitive environment is dramatically changing, and firms need to learn how to keep up. Manufacturers must attempt to deliver incremental value to enhance business relationships and to do this they have to satisfy customers’ present needs and anticipate future and latent needs. Moreover, the shifts from transaction to relationship and from product to service are becoming always more evident as key success factors in the markets. In such a context, sales is gaining importance in the organizations shifting to a more strategic and cross-functional activity. Among the several strategic elements to be considered in this changed sales paradigm, we choose to focus on one in particular which is becoming increasingly more relevant: the process of returns management that touches numerous functions within a firm. The main objective of this research is to analyze how returns management influences the selling process and how it is perceived across different business functions. From an explorative prospective, a qualitative research was performed to fill in the gap around the phenomenon. We adopt an inductive approach using a multiple case study, interviewing 13 senior managers from five firms of the shoes sector. The main findings show how returns management seems to have an important impact on the selling process because it allows firms to put the customer at the center of their organizations, to improve customer service and after-sales service, and to enhance the relationship through a consultative and/or partnering approach. Most importantly, returns management is becoming an integral part of solution offering.
Pagina Web:
http://emrbi.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/euromed2015-book-of-proceedings.pdf
Id prodotto:
89029
Handle IRIS:
11562/929777
ultima modifica:
29 novembre 2017
Citazione bibliografica:
Russo I.,Palanga P., Cardinali S., Investigating Sales Management Role in Commercial Returns: Enhancing the changes of customer needs  in "Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Value Chain in a Dynamic Environment"Euromed PressAtti di "8th Annual Conference of the EuroMed Academy of Business "Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Value Chain in a Dynamic Environment" , Verona , September 16-18, 2015 , 2015pp. 2481-2485

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