Capturing Customer Equity: Moving from Products to Customers

1st Edition

David Bejou, R. Gopalkrishnan

Published August 4, 2006
Reference - 108 Pages
ISBN 9780789033406 - CAT# HW14820

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One of the most important new concepts in marketing is customer equity—here’s the essential information you need to create and manage it!

This book presents thought-provoking, cutting-edge writing on customer equity management. The editors and contributing authors are top international marketing researchers who share their expertise in this new area of marketing research and practice. Capturing Customer Equity: Moving from Products to Markets is designed to enable academics to chart out future research directions and to help marketers to apply recently developed frameworks to the creation and management of customer equity in domestic and international markets. Handy charts, tables, and figures make complex information easy to access and understand.

Capturing Customer Equity: Moving from Products to Markets is divided into five chapters:

Developing Relationship Equity in International Markets
This chapter delves into the realm of relationship marketing to define the term relationship equity and presents strategies for enhancing relationship equity in international markets via personal relationships as well as consistent processes and outcomes. This chapter, written by the editors and their partner Arun Sharma, also looks at specific implications for relationship marketing theory and practice in international markets.

Dimension and Implementation Drivers of Customer Equity Management (CEM)—Conceptual Framework, Qualitative Evidence, and Preliminary Results of a Quantitative Study
This chapter explores theoretical considerations as well as qualitative and quantitative research applying confirmatory factor analysis. It identifies three important dimensions of Customer Equity Management (CEM)—analytical, strategic, and operational—as well as three types of CEM implementation drivers, which represent determinants of the three CEM dimensions. Authors Manfred Bruhn, Dominik Georgi, and Karsten Hadwich present the measures they’ve developed for the CEM dimensions and drivers. These measures provide valuable help to practitioners and academics who need to understand how to manage and implement systematic customer equity management.

A Network-Based Approach to Customer Equity Management
This chapter, by René Algesheimer and Florian von Wangenheim, moves beyond the dyadic relationship marketing concept to present a theoretical framework for extending current thinking on customer equity towards the network perspective. Based on the current literature in social work, this chapter examines the characteristics that are likely to be powerful predictors of a customer’s network value. Practical implications are highlighted, and directions for further research are suggested.

Strategies for Maximizing Customer Equity of Low Lifetime Value Customers
The management of customer equity has become a major issue for many firms. This chapter examines strategies designed to assist firms in their relationships with customers who have low lifetime value. By examining the relevant literature as well as industry strategies, author Arun Sharma explores the reasons why “transactional” and “discount” customers have largely been ignored by marketing strategists, and proposes methods to enhance segment penetration and the performance of firms. Implications for managers are also highlighted.

Customer Value-Based Entry Decision in International Markets: The Cnocept of International Added Customer Equity
Market entry decisions are some of a firm’s most important long-term strategic choices. Still, the international marketing literature has not yet fully incorporated the idea of relationship marketing in general, and the customer value concept in particular, as a basis for market entry decisions. This chapter, by Heiner Evanschitzky and Florian von Wange


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