Customer Loyalty and Supply Chain Management: Business-To-Business Customer Loyalty Analysis (Routledge Studies in Business Organizations and Networks) (Hardcover)

Customer Loyalty and Supply Chain Management: Business-To-Business Customer Loyalty Analysis (Routledge Studies in Business Organizations and Networks) Cover Image
$170.00
Email or call for price.

Description


Many business-to-business (B2B) managers think that customers act rationally and base decisions mostly on price, customer loyalty isn't considered. Companies outsource various activities, which enable them to improve efficiency, reduce costs, focus more on core competencies and improve their innovation capabilities. Supply Chain Management synchronizes the efforts of all parties--particularly suppliers, manufacturers, retailers, dealers, customers--involved in achieving customer's needs. Despite much research, the relationship between customer loyalty and the supply chain strategy remains insufficiently explored and understood by practitioners and academics, while the theme has been extensively developed within marketing literature.

Customer Loyalty and Supply Chain Management is the result of years of work by the authors on different projects concerning the overlapping areas of supply chains, logistics and marketing, drawing a connection between the literature to provide a holistic picture of the customer loyalty framework. Emphasis is given to the B2B context, where recent research has provided some clues to support the fact that investment in operations, new technologies and organizational strategy have had a significant role in understanding B2B loyalty, particularly in the context of global supply chains. Moreover, the book provides a modernized and predictive model of B2B loyalty, showing a different methodological approach that aims at capturing the complexity of the phenomenon.

This book will be a useful resource for professionals and scholars from across the supply chain who are interested in exploring the dimension of customer loyalty in the challenging supplier and customer context.

About the Author


Ivan Russo, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at University of Verona. His research coalesces under the broad umbrella of supply chain management & marketing. He has published in the Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Business Research, International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, International Journal of Production Economics, Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, International Journal Of Quality And Service Sciences, International Journal Of Entrepreneurship And Small Business. Ilenia Confente, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at University of Verona. Her research interests range from B2B to digital marketing. She has published in Journal of Business Research, Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, International Journal of Tourism Research, International Journal Of Quality And Service Sciences, International Journal Of Entrepreneurship And Small Business.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781138060845
ISBN-10: 1138060844
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: August 7th, 2017
Pages: 144
Language: English
Series: Routledge Studies in Business Organizations and Networks