Exchange relationships and interfirm power in channels of distribution
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The article by Weitz and Jap in this volume makes a significant contribution to the marketing literature, as it enhances our understanding of relationship marketing in channels of distribution. Our commentary was designed to elaborate on important issues raised by Weitz and Jap. We hope it generates interest in channel relationships that are in trouble, leads channel researchers to consider alternative channel contexts when formulating and testing theory, and motivates a more open and positive view of interfirm power and its use.
KeywordsChannel System Relational Exchange Relationship Marketing Environmental Uncertainty Channel Member
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