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dc.contributor.authorDíaz E.
dc.contributor.authorMartín-Consuegra D.
dc.contributor.authorEsteban Á.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-02T22:16:48Z
dc.date.available2020-09-02T22:16:48Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier10.1016/j.chb.2015.05.012
dc.identifier.citation51, PA, 263-271
dc.identifier.issn07475632
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12728/4340
dc.descriptionThe purpose of this study was to examine the perceptions of sales agents of service cannibalization resulting from ICT adoption. Specifically, a latent class segmentation approach based on sales agents perceptions was applied to identify distinct types of sales agents groups and understand the differences between these segments in terms of sales agents' perceptions of service sabotage and the use of ICT. Data from 497 sales agents, who voluntarily participated in the study and completed a questionnaire in an interviewer's presence, were collected from travel agencies in Spain. The results obtained classify sales agents into five groups: innovative, cannibalized, non-cannibalized, information provider and traditional. The major theoretical finding of the study is that not every sales agent perceives service cannibalization to the same degree. The differences could arise due to the level of ICT adoption of the travel agency (website, general information, Internet contracting, customized service, after-sales service payments systems) and the type of organization in which the sales agent works (independent or consortia/franchise travel agencies). Finally, this study provides recommendations to retail organizations in order to face up to the negative effects of a multi-channel distribution system on the sales agents. © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherElsevier Ltd
dc.subjectICT
dc.subjectLatent class segmentation
dc.subjectMulti-channel distribution
dc.subjectService cannibalization
dc.subjectClassification (of information)
dc.subjectSurveys
dc.subjectAfter-sales services
dc.subjectCustomized services
dc.subjectICT
dc.subjectInformation provider
dc.subjectLatent class
dc.subjectMulti channel
dc.subjectRetail organizations
dc.subjectService cannibalization
dc.subjectSales
dc.titleIs ICT good for employees? An analysis of its effects on sales agents' perceptions of service cannibalization
dc.typeArticle


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