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Value-based Marketing in Business-to-Business Markets: Foundation, Logic and Proposal for a Generic Process
Value-based marketing in business-to-business markets: Foundation, logic and proposal for a generic process
Thomas Werani
Abstract

This paper aims to further develop business-to-business (B2B) marketing in both theory and practice. In line with Sheth, Gardner and Garrett (1988), a value-based approach to B2B marketing is proposed. On the one hand, the paper seeks for a value-theoretical foundation of the proposed approach that is based on a long-standing and intensive discussion of the value concept in the German-language business administration literature. On the other hand, the approach tries to represent the dynamic marketing reality by means of its process orientation.

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