Industrial Distributor Selling: The Roles of the Outside and Inside Sales Forces, Industrial Marketing Management
This paper examines the current practice of industrial distributor selling, focusing on the roles played by the outside and inside sales forces. Based on benchmark survey results, the present composition, responsibilities, and compensation programs of outside and inside sales forces are compared and contrasted. Some predictions are given on likely changes in selling practices, drawing upon interviews with managers, and managerial implications of them, are offered.
James Anderson, James A. Narus
Anderson, James, and James A. Narus. 1986. Industrial Distributor Selling: The Roles of the Outside and Inside Sales Forces. Industrial Marketing Management. 15(1): 55-62.