Approaching (inter-) actors in the business landscape

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Abstract

Diffused interdependences and the centrality of interaction processes evidenced in research on business markets imply the need to re-examine some of the central concepts in marketing and to reflect on how research can address them. This particularly applies to the concept of actor that from an interaction perspective appears rather different from how it is generally intended in management and marketing. Two research traditions in particular − symbolic interactionism and the actor-network theory − can be related to the discussion of the approach to actors from the IMP perspective. In this paper, we first examine the traits that characterize actors in business relationships, in particular the variable entity of actors, their relational specificity, and their emergent nature. We then discuss the implications of these traits regarding how actors can be approached in empirical research.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)171-179
Numero di pagine9
RivistaTHE IMP JOURNAL
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2013

Keywords

  • business actors, interaction, business relationships, research methodology

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