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A relationship model between key problems of international purchasing and the post‐purchase behavior of industrial firms

Carrete Lucero (Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Toluca, San Antonio Buenavista, Toluca, Mexico)

Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing

ISSN: 0885-8624

Article publication date: 13 June 2008

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to analyze the key problems related to the international purchasing operations and their interrelationship with the post‐purchase industrial behavior: repeated purchase with modification, repeated purchase without modification and no rebuy. The objective is to develop a conceptual model in the area of international post‐purchase industrial behavior.

Design/methodology/approach

Based upon prior research in business marketing, international marketing, international business and intercultural communication, and complemented by an exploratory qualitative approach, the paper proposes a conceptualization of the post‐purchase industrial behavior and of the relationships between cost, logistics, governmental and cultural factors affecting international post‐purchase industrial behavior.

Findings

This paper elaborates a conceptual model and research propositions that delineate the relationship between key problems of international purchasing and the post‐purchase behavior of industrial firms. The importance of the cultural factor‐problem is outlined.

Originality/value

The value of the paper is to provide an emerging theory for the study of international post‐purchase industrial behavior. The concept of post‐purchasing behavior is explained in the context of international purchasing. Also, the paper provides insights of the effect of culture in international delivery times.

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Citation

Lucero, C. (2008), "A relationship model between key problems of international purchasing and the post‐purchase behavior of industrial firms", Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing, Vol. 23 No. 5, pp. 332-341. https://doi.org/10.1108/08858620810881601

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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