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European marketing and distribution in the 1990s: the case of the machine tool industry in the UK

Jones, M.V., Wheeler, C., and Young, S. (1992) European marketing and distribution in the 1990s: the case of the machine tool industry in the UK. European Journal of Marketing, 26 (7). pp. 17-33. ISSN 0309-0566 (doi:10.1108/03090569210016576)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/03090569210016576

Abstract

Provides results from a postal survey of machine tool importers in the UK, designed to research trends in importing and marketing in the industry in the light of environmental factors such as EC integration, the integration of machine tool systems and competitive pressures. The results indicate a growth in the number of sales subsidiaries as compared with distributors or agents as manufacturers seek to get closer to the final customer. Importers' involvement in proactive pre-sale activities is, however, more limited than would be expected from the evolution of the industry. The likelihood of distributor reorganization at a European level is recognized by importers, but the extent and pace of change has perhaps been underestimated.

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s):Young, Prof Stephen and Jones, Prof Marian
Authors: Jones, M.V., Wheeler, C., and Young, S.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management
Journal Name:European Journal of Marketing
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.
ISSN:0309-0566
ISSN (Online):1758-7123

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