Argues that a good marketing information system can make decision making more efficient and effective. It can be used to help create a competitive advantage, and can even substitute for expensive assets. Analyses data from a survey conducted by the authors in Queensland, Australia, and finds that even though SME managers recognize the value of marketing information systems, they have generally done little to develop them so far. This is true for services as well as other industry sectors. Identifies exceptions and outlines one example. Finds that this network of firms derives considerable benefits from its marketing information system. Concludes by presenting seven maxims for the development of a sound marketing information system.
Marketing Intelligence & Planning – Emerald Publishing
Published: Jun 1, 1996
Keywords: Australia; Marketing information systems; Systems development
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