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Title: The case of customer recruitment processes: Dynamic evolution of customer relationship management resource networks
Authors: Braganza, A
Stebbings, H
Ngosi, T
Keywords: Customer recruitment processes;CRM;Case study;Stakeholder;Resource-based theory;Social network theory
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Citation: Journal of Marketing Management, 29, (3-4), pp. 439–466, (2013)
Abstract: This study is borne from a concern that organisations continue to invest significantly in CRM systems that are redundant by the time they are launched. This is because these systems are designed for stable environments. This paper examines ways in which CRM resource networks can be designed to be adaptive on a continuous basis. Drawing conclusions from the literature review, we define the theoretical focus of this study at the "intersection" of three theories and propose a conceptual model describing the phenomenon of interest. We use as our unit of analysis customer recruitment processes, which are a subset of CRM systems. Based on an in-depth case study we found seven principles to guide organisations develop customer recruitment processes that are designed for change. We expand on the conceptual model by linking together these seven empirically derived principles so that design issues influenced by stakeholders, social networks and resources are better understood. This study is of value to scholars because it uses, for the first time, three theories, stakeholder, resource based theory and social network theory, to study resource networks in customer recruitment processes. It’s of value to practitioners because it provides direction for management action.
ISSN: 0267-257X
Appears in Collections:Dept of Economics and Finance Research Papers

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