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Publication on Drivers of Direct Selling Performance – Now Available for Free!

Firms using a direct selling (DS) distribution channel delegate selling and sales management responsibilities to an independent-contractor distributor force. The DS firm’s inability to directly control distributors’ efforts, and the fact that most active distributors choose to work part-time rather than full-time at their DS business, makes an examination of the drivers of DS performance outcomes important for academic study and managerial insight.

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IFM

New IJRM Publication of the Chair of Marketing Management - Now Available in Print

Knowledge of a customer's willingness to pay (WTP) at early stages of product development is key to the success of innovations. However, since innovative products do not exist yet, only the hypothetical WTP can be surveyed, inducing a measurement bias. Unfortunately, little is known about the factors that induce this bias and how it differs depending on the method utilized in measuring WTP.

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Dissertation by Felix Lehmkuhle honored with Preis der Deutschen Marktforschung 2024

Dr. Felix Lehmkuhle, former research assistant at the Chair of Marketing Management (IfM), has been awarded the prestigious Preis der Deutschen Marktforschung 2024 for his dissertation. His research “Is New Always Better? The Future of Physical Stores" was supervised by Prof. Dr. Manfred Krafft.

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The Art of Negotiation – A Workshop for Students in Collaboration with Engelhard Arzneimittel

In a fast-paced world where effective negotiation skills are paramount, our students recently had the opportunity to sharpen their abilities through an intensive two-day workshop, hosted by Tobias Frank, National Sales Director at Engelhard Arzneimittel. The workshop aimed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of negotiation dynamics while offering practical experience through case studies.

Over the course of two days, participants embarked on a journey to:

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