Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Sales Management in a Marketing Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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  3. The Organisation of Selling Effort

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      Pages 109-109
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  4. Management of the Salesforce

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
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About this book


Thoroughly updated and expanded, the second edition of this highly successful text continues to provide a lively analysis of the many questions that apply to selling and sales management. Selling is the largest item in most companies' marketing budget and this text seeks to debate some of the key management questions as they apply to the sales function.

This edition incorporates several important changes occurring in both the theory and practice of sales management. These changes include issues which reflect appropriate organisational responses to rapidly changing markets and ever-increasing competition, such as key account selling, direct marketing and telesales. There is now more emphasis on managing sales operations than of the management of sales personnel. This is reflected in the importance of information technology as it affects sales operations, in particular, database marketing. Further, more coverage has been given to the creation and maintenance of relationships between buyers and sellers and how this should be handled and managed. Finally, a more cosmopolitan and international perspective has been adopted to take cognisance that, for many companies, operating in European and global markets is now an imperative, not an option.

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About the authors

BILL DONALDSON is a Senior Lecturer in Marketing at the University of Strathclyde.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Sales Management
  • Book Subtitle Theory and Practice
  • Authors Bill Donaldson
  • Series Title Studies in Marketing Management
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1998
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Business & Management Collection Business and Management (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-71043-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-71044-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-26354-7
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XIX, 378
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Marketing
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