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2015 | 1(15) | 59-76
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Marketing-sales interface and organizational competitiveness

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Interfejs marketingu i sprzedaży a konkurencyjność organizacyjna
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This paper focuses on the effectiveness of marketing-sales interfaces in B2B firms. As the body of knowledge on this domain is scarce, there is a greater need to investigate the specific aspects of marketing-sales configurations in such firms. The objective of this paper is to expand existing knowledge regarding marketing-sales interfaces in B2B firms, in order to identify the effectiveness of each configuration. Based on quantitative data collected from marketing or sales managers of 98 B2B firms, the study identifies the most effective marketing-sales interface in terms of smooth relationships and enhanced performance. The implications of the study are discussed.
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Niniejsza praca poświęcona jest efektywności interfejsów marketing-sprzedaż w firmach B2B. W związku z tym, że zasób wiedzy w tym zakresie jest ograniczony, istnieje duża potrzeba zbadania konkretnych aspektów konfiguracji marketing-sprzedaż w takich firmach. Celem niniejszej pracy jest rozszerzenie istniejącej wiedzy dotyczącej interfejsów marketing-sprzedaż w firmach B2B, celu identyfikacji efektywności każdej konfiguracji. W oparciu o dane ilościowe zebrane od menedżerów marketingu lub sprzedaży z 98 firm B2B, to badanie rozpoznaje najbardziej efektywny interfejs marketing-sprzedaż, od względem sprawnej współpracy i udoskonalonej wydajności. W pracy omówione są także implikacje badania.
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59-76
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2015-03
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  • Athens University of Economics and Business
  • New York College Athens
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Publikacja w otwartym dostępie (Open Access).
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