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Paper info: How organizational learning reinforces interactive communication and sustainable B2B customer centred business relationships

Title


How organizational learning reinforces interactive communication and sustainable B2B customer centred business relationships

Authors


Peter Trim and Yang-Im Lee

Place of Publication


The paper was published at the 35th IMP-conference in Paris, France in 2019.

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Abstract


The purpose of this paper is to explain how the process of organizational learning reinforces the relationship marketing approach and fosters the development of knowledge and B2B customer centred relationships. A qualitative research strategy was deployed that incorporated an open ended, structured questionnaire. In total, three Korean companies and 15 senior B2B marketing managers participated in the research. The research findings indicate that senior B2B marketing managers in the participating Korean companies embrace knowledge acquisition and implementation in their marketing decision making, hence they are committed to sharing information and are keen to adopt innovatory processes that result in change. By doing so, they utilize the organizational learning concept to enhance the capability of the organization, ensure that individual learning is placed in the context of institutional learning, develop and implement innovative marketing strategies, and reinforce the strategic marketing planning process through interactive communication to achieve value creation.