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Ethical Purchasing Dissonance: Antecedents And Coping Behaviors, Tim Reilly, Amit Saini, Jenifer Skiba 2020 Sacred Heart University

Ethical Purchasing Dissonance: Antecedents And Coping Behaviors, Tim Reilly, Amit Saini, Jenifer Skiba

Marketing Department Faculty Publications

The pressure of oversight and scrutiny in the business-to-business purchasing process has the potential to cause psychological distress in purchasing professionals, giving rise to apprehensions about being ethically inappropriate. Utilizing depth interviews with public sector purchasing professionals in a phenomenological approach, the authors develop the notion of ethical purchasing dissonance to explain the psychological distress. An inductively derived conceptual framework is presented for ethical purchasing dissonance that explores its potential antecedents and consequences; illustrative propositions are presented, and managerial implications are discussed.


Customer Service Challenges In Omni-Channel Retailing—An Exploratory Study Of Vague Language In Retailer Customer Service Policies, Terence L. Holmes, Edward C. Brewer 2020 Murray State University

Customer Service Challenges In Omni-Channel Retailing—An Exploratory Study Of Vague Language In Retailer Customer Service Policies, Terence L. Holmes, Edward C. Brewer

Atlantic Marketing Journal

Retailers are interacting with customers via an ever-increasing number of touchpoints. The addition of social media and mobile devices to the traditional physical and virtual retail platforms has created an evolving consumer practice of using several such "touchpoints" in the course of a single purchase (the "omni-channel”). The difficulty of providing high levels of customer service has increased with the necessity of managing multiple channels under the retailer’s control and coordinating formally or informally with touchpoints not directly within the retailer’s own operations. Multiple sources of potentially conflicting information (e.g., order fulfillment) can lead to miscommunication, and thus poor service …


The Art Of Marketing Luxury, Aiho Tan 2020 Sotheby's Institute of Art

The Art Of Marketing Luxury, Aiho Tan

MA Theses

Luxury businesses face the paradoxical challenge of growing a business whilst upholding an aura of exclusivity. The objective of this thesis is to examine the key marketing strategies employed by leading luxury brands ranging from fine art to real estate. This paper examines whether luxury brands need to embrace digital innovation and technology in order to remain leaders of luxury. First-hand insight from industry leaders and case studies reveal that luxury brands need to embrace digital, utilize the power of experiential marketing strategies, invest in creative talent, strategically partner and collaborate with brands and individuals, and craft an authentic narrative …


Incentivizing And Re-Engaging Lapsed Health Club Members, Teresa Hurley, Corinne Faure, Seamus Kelly 2020 Technological University Dublin

Incentivizing And Re-Engaging Lapsed Health Club Members, Teresa Hurley, Corinne Faure, Seamus Kelly

Articles

Purpose – This quantitative research paper examined factors influencing re-engagement intentions and re-engagement behavior of lapsed health club members and identified which sales promotion incentives are most effective in re-engaging this lapsed member market. While previous studies examined reengagement intentions and re-engagement behavior in isolation, no research could be located which examined both simultaneously and the impact of promotion incentives in the health and fitness industry.

Design/methodology/approach – Study A (mail survey) examined re-engagement intentions of one hundred lapsed members of a medium size suburban health club. Study B (an experimental field study) measured actual true re-engagement behavior using price …


Using An Artificial Real-Time Response Audience In Online Sales Education To Improve Self-Efficacy In Sales Presentations: An Online Classroom Innovation, Nicole A. Flink, Desiree Cooper-Larsen 2020 Weber State University

Using An Artificial Real-Time Response Audience In Online Sales Education To Improve Self-Efficacy In Sales Presentations: An Online Classroom Innovation, Nicole A. Flink, Desiree Cooper-Larsen

Atlantic Marketing Journal

Sales education research recently has turned its attention to using artificial intelligence (AI) technology, but much remains in our understanding of its use in the online and virtual sales education environment. AI can be useful to helping online students improve their sales presentations and vocal delivery skills. Examined through the lens of control value theory, this study is a pilot investigation into the effectiveness of using AI technology in the online classroom to help sales education students improve their vocal delivery skills in sales presentations. Based on a paired samples t-test, our results indicated that student use of AI technology …


Fish (William) Account Book, 1771-1808, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine 2020 The University of Maine

Fish (William) Account Book, 1771-1808, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine

Finding Aids

Listings by date of accounts with various individuals and materials purchased or work done. Goods include bushels of barley or rye, pork, rum, coffee, etc. Work includes plowing, use of horses, mowing, etc. Also records sales of large volumes of salt, presumably used for fish processing.


The Effect Of University Sales Education On The First After-College Sales Job, Ilya Feldman 2020 University of New Hampshire

The Effect Of University Sales Education On The First After-College Sales Job, Ilya Feldman

Honors Theses and Capstones

This research investigates the relationship between the amount of sales education and the job performance of the recent UNH graduates on the first after-college sales job. The overarching hypothesis suggests that more sales education leads to better sales job performance. The results of the research found this correlation to be positive and significant. Also, this research found that job performance indicators that are affected the most significantly by the amount of sales education are confidence, passion, commitment, and on-target earnings. Moreover, it identifies the categories of sales education that were determined to be the most crucial in better first after- …


Body Language And Sales, Adam Puckett 2020 Georgia Southern University

Body Language And Sales, Adam Puckett

Honors College Theses

This area of research focuses on the link and association between body language and success in professional sales, and whether gestures have any relationship to perceptions of the salesperson’s ability and acumen. Utilizing collegiate sales competition videos taken from a university Sales program, the current study investigates and observes the link between nonverbal gestures, body language, and sales performance scores given by professional salespeople and sales recruiters. The results of this study hopes to suggest a relationship between gesture and perceptions of skillfulness within the sales interaction to the buyer or potential client. This, in turn, would have implications for …


Identity Authentication Security Management In Mobile Payment Systems, Feng Wang, Ge Bao Shan, Yong Chen, Xianrong Zheng, Hong Wang, Sun Mingwei, Li Haihua 2020 Old Dominion University

Identity Authentication Security Management In Mobile Payment Systems, Feng Wang, Ge Bao Shan, Yong Chen, Xianrong Zheng, Hong Wang, Sun Mingwei, Li Haihua

Information Technology & Decision Sciences Faculty Publications

Mobile payment is a new payment method offering users mobility, reachability, compatibility, and convenience. But mobile payment involves great uncertainty and risk given its electronic and wireless nature. Therefore, biometric authentication has been adopted widely in mobile payment in recent years. However, although technology requirements for secure mobile payment have been met, standards and consistent requirements of user authentication in mobile payment are not available. The flow management of user authentication in mobile payment is still at its early stage. Accordingly, this paper proposes an anonymous authentication and management flow for mobile payment to support secure transaction to prevent the …


The Role Of Social Media And Social Networking As Marketing Delivery Systems For Preventive Health Care Information, Joe Cangelosi, David Kim, Ken Griffin, Ed Ranelli 2019 University of Central Arkansas

The Role Of Social Media And Social Networking As Marketing Delivery Systems For Preventive Health Care Information, Joe Cangelosi, David Kim, Ken Griffin, Ed Ranelli

Atlantic Marketing Journal

The use of social media and social networking (SM&N) is prevalent in health care. Through social media, individuals can access information to enhance their overall health and well-being. Given that prevention is crucial to a long healthy life, as well as restraining escalating health care costs, this study offers insights into the types of social media and networking platforms that health care consumers consider most important, especially with regard to obtaining Preventive Health Care Information (PHCI). Further, it goes on to identify the demographics of persons who consider social media and social networking platforms as most important. This research used …


The History And Evolution Of The Market For ‘Delebs’ (Dead Celebrities), Denver D'Rozario, GUANG YANG 2019 University of Lynchburg

The History And Evolution Of The Market For ‘Delebs’ (Dead Celebrities), Denver D'Rozario, Guang Yang

Atlantic Marketing Journal

In this paper, we survey the history behind the growing market for dead celebrities (‘Delebs’) in their role of creating secondary brand associations. According to some estimates, this market is now worth $2.25 billion in annual licensing and royalty revenues (CBC 2013). We begin, by defining key terms that are used in this market. Next, we do a survey and analysis of the major events that have given rise (intentionally or unintentionally) to this market. For ease of discussion, we discuss these historical events grouped by era. We follow this with a summary of the major events and trends that …


Group Brands As An Innovative Pedagogical Tool: Using Marketing Theory In Real-World Collaborative Teaching, Cheryl A. Tokke 2019 City University of New York: Queensborough Community College

Group Brands As An Innovative Pedagogical Tool: Using Marketing Theory In Real-World Collaborative Teaching, Cheryl A. Tokke

Atlantic Marketing Journal

This teaching and learning pedagogy paper demonstrates how group brands were used as interdisciplinary teaching tools in marketing, business, research, and social science classes by applying theories of branding, collaborative learning, affinity, and social identity in experiential learning. There were two primary reasons why this project was done. First, implementing a pedagogical tool would bring students together in a collaborative team over the period of a semester gaining a critically important business tool; the requirement of working in teams and networked relationships. Second, by enriching the curriculum of business marketing and social science courses through incorporating a semester long term-based …


Online Advertising And Consumer Behavior In Tunisia, Rabeb Hamdi, Romdhane Khemakhem 2019 University of Sfax, Tunisia

Online Advertising And Consumer Behavior In Tunisia, Rabeb Hamdi, Romdhane Khemakhem

Atlantic Marketing Journal

The aim of this study was to present new mediating and moderating variables in the relationship between online advertising and purchase intention as well as visiting the store. Therefore, a qualitative study of 17 Tunisian Internet users was conducted (semi-structured interview). Results showed that the lifestyle change and the disposition to visit the store are the mediating variables between these consequences and electronic advertising (purchase intention and visiting the store). Furthermore, the involvement with the product is the moderating variable between e-advertising and lifestyle change, including disposition to visit the store.


Destructive Selling: An Empirical View From The Perspective Of University Level Business Students, Dennis Bristow, Rajesh Gulati, David Titus, Garth Harris, Zhan Wang 2019 St. Cloud State University

Destructive Selling: An Empirical View From The Perspective Of University Level Business Students, Dennis Bristow, Rajesh Gulati, David Titus, Garth Harris, Zhan Wang

Atlantic Marketing Journal

Preliminary evidence indicates that salespeople working in a variety of industries hold the perception that destructive selling (defined as the intentional use of unethical tactics including lying, misrepresenting product/service performance, misleading the client, spreading rumors about the competition, etc. by professional salespeople) does occur in the professional selling discipline. A rich history of related research provides further evidence that university students exhibit negative perceptions and attitudes towards professional selling. In the work reported in this manuscript, the authors employed the survey research method to empirically study the perceptions held by university level pre-business and business students regarding the presence of …


Quartz Worktops Near Me: Pros & Cons Of Quartz Kitchen Worktops In London On Astrum Granite, Astrum Granite 2019 University of California, San Francisco

Quartz Worktops Near Me: Pros & Cons Of Quartz Kitchen Worktops In London On Astrum Granite, Astrum Granite

Astrum Granite

Why quartz kitchen worktops for the kitchen? As a Natural Stone seller, I would share with our viewers that quartz is also the most popular natural stone with some unique qualities that other natural stones fail to deliver. That’s the reason behind popularity and customer preference to keep flooring with Quartz. How could you say that gives me some reason why quartz kitchen worktops is a great choice for your kitchen flooring? Of Course! It’s my pleasure to share with you why quartz kitchen worktops are a great choice.


Who’S Got My Back? Comparing Consumers’ Reactions Topeer‐Provided And Firm‐Provided Customer Support, Lan Jiang, Matthew O'Hern, Sara Hanson 2019 University of Richmond

Who’S Got My Back? Comparing Consumers’ Reactions Topeer‐Provided And Firm‐Provided Customer Support, Lan Jiang, Matthew O'Hern, Sara Hanson

Marketing Faculty Publications

This study demonstrates that when an individual encounters a product‐related problem, fellow consumers (i.e., one’s peers) have a unique advantage in providing social support to the affected consumer. Specifically, we find that social support can be a dominant driver of consumer satisfaction when the risk of customer defection is at its highest (i.e., following an unsuccessful attempt to solve the consumer’s problem). Using real‐world data from an online support community, a pilot study finds that if the problem that a consumer faces goes unsolved, satisfaction is greater when consumers receive peer‐provided versus firm‐provided support. Study 1 replicates this finding in …


Iuiga: Defining An Omni-Channel Strategy, Kapil R. TULI, Sandeep R. CHANDUKALA, Sheetal MITTAL 2019 Singapore Management University

Iuiga: Defining An Omni-Channel Strategy, Kapil R. Tuli, Sandeep R. Chandukala, Sheetal Mittal

Asian Management Insights

Iuiga, a lifestyle retailer, has a curated range of high quality products at transparent, affordable prices, effectively leveraging the original design manufacturers’ model and an online retail platform.


Getting Personal, Ching Yann HO 2019 Singapore Management University

Getting Personal, Ching Yann Ho

Research Collection Institute of Service Excellence

Ho Ching Yann of Triceratops shares how being candid and sincere with customers sets her apart from the competition.


Unpacking A Sustainable Concept, Florence TAY 2019 Singapore Management University

Unpacking A Sustainable Concept, Florence Tay

Research Collection Institute of Service Excellence

Florence Tay, Co-Founder of UnPackt, breaks down how community building and education can lead to a more enduring zero-waste journey.


Urban Complex Value Study Based On Management Practice Of China Central Place, Chao FANG 2019 Singapore Management University

Urban Complex Value Study Based On Management Practice Of China Central Place, Chao Fang

Dissertations and Theses Collection (Open Access)

In recent years in China, with the rapid development of China’s economy, the acceleration of urbanization, the extension of city size and the rapid growth of urban population, living conditions, traffic and environment in the cities are getting worse and worse. Under this background, urban complex integrating a series of functions like “living, business, office, tourism, culture and entertainment etc” has become popular with the urban administrators and developers in many cities. According to relevant statistics, by the end of 2015, there had been more than 2000 urban complexes (including the ones which have been completed, the ones which are …


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