IJIMT 2012 Vol.3(4): 491-493 ISSN: 2010-0248
DOI: 10.7763/IJIMT.2012.V3.282
 

Channel Conflicts with a Focus on the Internet Case Study: Food Products in Iran

Seyed Mohammad Hosseini and Maryamalsadat Hosseini

Abstract—The aim of this study is to present the manner by which a distributer company`s managers can recognize channel conflict and the measures to reduce the bad effects of channel conflict. To obtain the main method of data collection in this research, descriptive and qualitative approaches were selected on the basis of interviews (the conducted interviews were face-to-face and in-depth). A case study was also carried out in addition. The two companies under observation in this research are: a) ‘Chika Company’ and b) ‘Etka Chain Stores’. The study clearly indicated that the managers of these companies are quite aware of the channel conflict issue. Numerous conflicts by the Internet were also discovered. In each company well-functioning strategies were used for the prevention and decrease of the bad effects of channel conflict. These strategies varied due to companies’ conditions variation.

Index Terms—Channel conflicts, conventional marketing channels, e-commerce, internet.

 

S. M. Hosseini was graduated from master of E-commerce, Department Of Business Administration, Technology And Social Sciences Luleå University of Technology Lulea, Sweden (>eng_hosseini@yahoo.com)

M. Hosseini was graduated from master’s degree in field of Business Administration-Marketing, Alzahra University. Tehran. Iran(sadena_sadat@yahoo.com)

 

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Cite: Seyed Mohammad Hosseini and Maryamalsadat Hosseini, "Channel Conflicts with a Focus on the Internet Case Study: Food Products in Iran," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 491 -493 , 2012.

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