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Return on relationships (ROR): the value of relationship marketing and CRM in business‐to‐business contexts

Return on relationships (ROR): the value of relationship marketing and CRM in... This article is about ongoing efforts to come to grips with the question: Does relationship marketing pay? The question is discussed under the umbrella concept return on relationships. Much of what is being done in relationship marketing and customer relationship management has a bearing on both business‐to‐business and business‐to‐consumer marketing, and on manufacturing as well as services. Although there is a shortage of empirical research and proven practice, the article aims to show current efforts to generate knowledge of return on relationships, with particular emphasis on business‐to‐business environments. The article ends with action strategies to improve return on relationships, and a summary of conclusions. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing Emerald Publishing

Return on relationships (ROR): the value of relationship marketing and CRM in business‐to‐business contexts

Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing , Volume 19 (2): 13 – Mar 1, 2004

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2004 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0885-8624
DOI
10.1108/08858620410524016
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Abstract

This article is about ongoing efforts to come to grips with the question: Does relationship marketing pay? The question is discussed under the umbrella concept return on relationships. Much of what is being done in relationship marketing and customer relationship management has a bearing on both business‐to‐business and business‐to‐consumer marketing, and on manufacturing as well as services. Although there is a shortage of empirical research and proven practice, the article aims to show current efforts to generate knowledge of return on relationships, with particular emphasis on business‐to‐business environments. The article ends with action strategies to improve return on relationships, and a summary of conclusions.

Journal

Journal of Business & Industrial MarketingEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 1, 2004

Keywords: Relationship marketing; Customer relations; Intellectual capital; Balanced scorecard; Business‐to‐business marketing

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