Title: A model of the prescription-pharmaceuticals sales process
Authors: Stros, Michael
Lee, Nick
Říha, David
Citation: Trendy v podnikání = Business trends : vědecký časopis Fakulty ekonomické ZČU v Plzni. 2017, č. 2, s. 50-62.
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Západočeská univerzita v Plzni
Document type: article
článek
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11025/29149
ISSN: 1805-0603
Keywords: farmaceutická marketingová účinnost;design produktu;ocenění;podpora;prodejní model
Keywords in different language: pharmaceutical marketing efficacy;product design;pricing;promotion;sales model
Abstract in different language: The purpose of this paper is to determine the factors in marketing most relevant to achieving pharmaceutical sales success and their interrelations, as well as providing a prescription-pharmaceuticals sales process model. This will enable scholars to obtain a better understanding of the marketing process for prescription pharmaceuticals, as well as enabling marketers to apply more efficient marketing approaches. The study uses a unique data set, combining primary data and secondary data from the Swiss prescription-pharmaceuticals market. The data is analysed using a multiple-regression based model. A multi-level data structure is found, suggesting that factors concerning the specific brand and also the pharmaceutical substance itself are relevant to sales success. It is revealed that the factors most relevant to sales success are: order of market entry, perceived product-quality, average price, and marketing expenditures, leading to practical recommendations for scholars and marketing professionals. The study focuses only on the Swiss prescription-pharmaceuticals market, investigating five medical drug classes. The assumption is made that these results can be generalised to similar markets and drug classes. The study develops a conceptual prescription-pharmaceuticals sales-process model; offers practical guidelines and a good basis for further scholarly research are provided; and identifies several research gaps by giving proposals for future research.
Rights: © Západočeská univerzita v Plzni
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