Customer Visits: Building a Better Market Focus / Edition 2

Customer Visits: Building a Better Market Focus / Edition 2

by Edward F. (Francis) McQuarrie
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0761908846

ISBN-13: 9780761908845

Pub. Date: 04/02/1998

Publisher: SAGE Publications

The Second Edition of Customer Visits offers a complete guide to all aspects of planning and executing a programme of visits to customers by individual managers and cross-functional teams.

Features new to this edition include: expanded coverage of ad hoc results; more examples of good and bad procedures; expanded section on how to analyze visit

Overview

The Second Edition of Customer Visits offers a complete guide to all aspects of planning and executing a programme of visits to customers by individual managers and cross-functional teams.

Features new to this edition include: expanded coverage of ad hoc results; more examples of good and bad procedures; expanded section on how to analyze visit data; expanded coverage of kinds of questions to be asked of customers; and better integration with other market research tools. Customer Visits offers a wealth of specific advice, and shows how customer visits can assist new product development and the improvement of customer satisfaction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761908845
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
04/02/1998
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part 1. Rationale; 1. Why Visit Customers?; 2. Customer Visits as a Distinctive Approach to Market Research; 3. Limits, Boundary Cases, and the Sweet Spot for Customer Visits; Part 2. Procedures; 4. Programmatic, Ad Hoc, and Hybrid Approaches to Visiting Customers; 5. Planning a Program of Visits; 6. Budgets, Recruitment, Coordination, Team Preparation, and Time Line; 7. Selecting Customers to Visit; 8. Preparing a Discussion Guide; 9. Constructing Good Questions; 10. Conducting the Visits; 11. Completing the Visit Program; Part 3. Analysis; 12. Generalizability of Visit Data; 13. Procedures for the Analysis of Visit Data; 14. The Place of Customer Visits within the Market Research Toolbox; Appendix: Checklist for Conducting a Program of Customer Visits; Bibliography; About the Author; Index.

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