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Industrial Distributor Selling: The Roles of the Outside and Inside Sales Forces, Industrial Marketing Management

Abstract

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.

Type

Article

Author(s)

James Anderson, James A. Narus

Date Published

1986

Citations

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.

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