Customer-Supplier Relationships in B2B

An Interaction Perspective on Actors in Business Networks
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan (Verlag)
  • erscheint ca. am 29. März 2021
 
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • XVIII, 200 Seiten
978-3-030-40995-1 (ISBN)
 

This book explores customer-supplier relationships in B2B markets focusing on interaction between parties. Drawing on three fields of research - studies of relationships in marketing, social interactionism in sociology, and sense-making in social psychology - the author explores the concepts and roles of actors in business relationships and how the behaviour of actors within an interaction affects the development of those relationships.

Based on a review of prior research and an original empirical study, the author argues that the presence of continuous close relationships between the customer and supplier organisations bestows features of a business network on B2B markets, with distinct interdependencies and ubiquitous interactions. Exploring buyer-seller interactions, the author contends that actors' mutually perceived identities - continuously emergent and relationship-specific - are the main factor in the development of business relationships and discusses the implications for management practice and research.

1st ed. 2020
  • Englisch
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  • Schweiz
Springer International Publishing
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  • 9 farbige Abbildungen, 1 s/w Abbildung
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  • 9 Illustrations, color; 1 Illustrations, black and white; XVIII, 200 p. 10 illus., 9 illus. in color.
  • Höhe: 21 cm
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  • Breite: 14.8 cm
978-3-030-40995-1 (9783030409951)
10.1007/978-3-030-40993-7
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Antonella La Rocca is Associate Professor at Rennes School of Business, France, where she teaches B2B marketing. She is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing and on the board of the Association for Key Account Management. Her main research interests are innovation, entrepreneurship, and sales in business markets. She has co-edited volumes on innovation in healthcare and new business venturing, and is the author of several publications in Industrial Marketing Management, Management Decision and the IMP Journal.

Chapter 1. EXPLORING THE ROLE OF ACTORS IN THE FORMATION OF MARKET RELATIONSHIPS

1.1 The peculiarity of business markets

1.2 The issues in focus

1.3 The study approach and methodology

1.4 Organisation of the volume

Chapter 2. PERSPECTIVES ON MARKET - B2B MARKET AS NETWORK

2.1 Comparing perspectives on market

2.2 Market as exchange mechanism

2.3 Market as institution

2.4 Market in the marketing perspective

2.5 Market-as-network

2.6 Summary

Chapter 3. ANALYSING SUPPLIER CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS

IN BUSINESS MARKETS

3.1 The substance of relationships

3.2 Relationships in markets

3.3 Content and functions of interorganisational business relationships

3.4 Connecting resources, activities and actors

3.5 Interaction in business relationships

3.6 Interlocking of behaviours and its consequences

Chapter 4. ACTORS IN INTERACTION

4.1 Actors from an interaction perspective

4.2 Actors in business relationships

4.3 Perceptions, interpretations and behaviours in interaction

4.4 Symbolic interactionism

4.5 Identity construction and sensemaking

4.6 Actors' identities in business relationships

4.7 Interaction's actors: inter-actors

Chapter 5. AN EMPIRICAL STUDY OF INTERACTION IN BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS

5.1 Organization of the field study

5.2 Differences in identity attributed by different customers to the same supplier

5.3 Change in attributed identities from interaction to interaction

5.4 Reflections on methodology and limitation of the study

Chapter 6. INTERACTION AND IDENTITIES IN BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS

6.1 The meaning of interaction in business relationships

6.2 The significance of heterogeneity and change in relational identities

6.3 Interaction's actors

6.4 Implications for research and practice

Index

This book explores customer-supplier relationships in B2B markets, focusing on interaction between parties. Drawing on three fields of research - studies of relationships in marketing, social interactionism in sociology, and sense-making in social psychology - the author explores the concepts and roles of actors in business relationships and how the behaviour of actors within an interaction affects the development of those relationships.

Based on a review of prior research and an original empirical study, the author argues that the presence of continuous close relationships between customer and supplier organizations bestows features of a business network on B2B markets, with distinct interdependencies and ubiquitous interactions. Exploring buyer-seller interactions, the author contends that actors' mutually perceived identities - continuously emergent and relationship-specific - are the main factor in the development of business relationships and discusses the implications for management practice and research.
Antonella La Rocca is Associate Professor at Rennes School of Business, France, where she teaches B2B marketing. She is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing and on the board of the Association for Key Account Management. Her main research interests are innovation, entrepreneurship, and sales in business markets. She has co-edited volumes on innovation in healthcare and new business venturing, and is the author of several publications in Industrial Marketing Management, Management Decision and the IMP Journal.

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