A STUDY OF THE ROLE OF CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT AS A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE IN GREEN MARKETING

Reza Esmaeilpour, Ramezanali Mobasher Amini, Amini Nazanin Emamgholi

Abstract


Customer relationship management is considered as a strategic necessity in all organizations.
Today, companies and organizations have to consider the preservation of environment in their activities
in order to gain customers’ satisfaction, perform social responsibilities, and protect consumers’ rights.
Regarding these green marketing mixtures, the present research aims at studying the role of customer
relationship management as a competitive advantage in green marketing on health and cosmetic
products. Here, four marketing mixtures (product, promotion, place, and price) were defined as the
research variables. Out of the total subjects that included all shops selling these products in the city of
Rasht, a sample population of 131 shopkeepers was chosen to indicate the degree of their attention to
selling green products and the degree of customers’ attention to buying green products. The present
research is an analytic-descriptive one. A researcher- made questionnaire standardized through
Cronbach’s alpha was used to collect data. Then, the data collected were analyzed by SPSS 15, t-test of
tow independent samples, and variance analysis. It was finally indicated that there was meaningful
relationship between customer relationship management and the mixture elements of green marketing.

Key terms: Customer relationship management, Green marketing, Competitive advantage,
Green marketing mixture

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12928/si.v10i2.1633

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