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Assessing value co-creation and value capture potential in services: a management framework

Assessing value co-creation and value capture potential in services: a management framework Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the managerial practices to assess value creation and value capture potential in longitudinal buyer-seller relationships, and proposes a framework for evaluating such potential for maximizing sales function efficiency. Design/methodology/approach – The research is based on an exploratory multi-case study with seven internationally operating companies from a variety of industries, with the aim of building the framework for sales opportunity management. The framework is then refined in eight workshops with 21 companies. Findings – The findings suggest that industrial companies need to develop new capabilities to efficiently manage value selling opportunities at different stages of the opportunity lifecycle. Research limitations/implications – The underlying sales approach of the research is proactive value selling in a service business context. The findings may not be generalizable into other sales contexts. Practical implications – The paper provides practicing managers with an actionable sales opportunity management framework for an effective management of sales quality. Originality/value – The research contributes to a previously unexplored area of sales management, and suggests a managerial practice linking strategy to implementation at the customer interface. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Benchmarking: An International Journal Emerald Publishing

Assessing value co-creation and value capture potential in services: a management framework

Benchmarking: An International Journal , Volume 22 (2): 21 – Mar 2, 2015

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
1463-5771
DOI
10.1108/BIJ-07-2013-0075
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the managerial practices to assess value creation and value capture potential in longitudinal buyer-seller relationships, and proposes a framework for evaluating such potential for maximizing sales function efficiency. Design/methodology/approach – The research is based on an exploratory multi-case study with seven internationally operating companies from a variety of industries, with the aim of building the framework for sales opportunity management. The framework is then refined in eight workshops with 21 companies. Findings – The findings suggest that industrial companies need to develop new capabilities to efficiently manage value selling opportunities at different stages of the opportunity lifecycle. Research limitations/implications – The underlying sales approach of the research is proactive value selling in a service business context. The findings may not be generalizable into other sales contexts. Practical implications – The paper provides practicing managers with an actionable sales opportunity management framework for an effective management of sales quality. Originality/value – The research contributes to a previously unexplored area of sales management, and suggests a managerial practice linking strategy to implementation at the customer interface.

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Benchmarking: An International JournalEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 2, 2015

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