Marketing metrics' usage : its predictors and implications for customer relationship management

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This research aims to determine the conditions that foster use of marketing metrics in customer relationship management (CRM) and identify the organizational factors that strengthen/weaken the impact of usage of marketing metrics on CRM performance. Based on the customer value-based theory of the firm and the contingency perspective, a research framework was developed to shed light on the predictor roles of customer value-based organizational culture and processes in determining usage of marketing metrics, and foster an understanding of the moderating roles of marketing-supply chain conflict, and innovative value proposition on the marketing metric-performance relationships. Empirical evidence from a sample of 209 business firms confirmed the main effect that customer value-based organizational culture and processes support a firm's use of marketing metrics that in turn enhance its CRM performance. Notable moderating effects were also identified. Although marketing-supply chain conflict weakens the impact of marketing metrics usage in achieving superior CRM performance, innovative value proposition strengthens the conversion of marketing-metric-related knowledge into superior CRM performance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-148
Number of pages10
JournalIndustrial Marketing Management
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011



  • Marketing metrics
  • cross-functional conflict
  • customer relationship management
  • innovative value proposition
  • value-based organizational culture and processes

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