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Publication date: 20 March 2007

Heiko Gebauer, Chunzhi Wang, Bernold Beckenbauer and Regine Krempl

This study seeks to examine how Chinese culture affects business‐to‐business marketing strategies and service revenue in manufacturing companies.

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Abstract

Purpose

This study seeks to examine how Chinese culture affects business‐to‐business marketing strategies and service revenue in manufacturing companies.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper used a combination of qualitative research approaches, namely interviews, longitudinal study and bi‐polar case studies. The sequence of the qualitative research approaches was chosen to maximize internal and external validity.

Findings

The findings expose the impact of the characteristics of Chinese culture on a firm's potential to generate high service revenues in business marketing.

Research limitations/implications

The study has possible location‐ and industry‐specific limitations.

Originality/value

The implicit logic for increasing service revenue starts with overcoming typical and, in some respects, limiting cultural characteristics. These characteristics limit business‐to‐business marketing for increasing service revenue. Monitoring the effects of Chinese culture and gaining an understanding of how they have to be managed provides some guidance for managers to generate high service revenues.

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Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing, vol. 22 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0885-8624

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Publication date: 20 March 2007

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Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing, vol. 22 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0885-8624

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