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How about the Low Performers?: A study on below average salesmen
Karlstad University, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Communication and IT, Department of Business Administration.
Karlstad University, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Communication and IT, Department of Business Administration.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Sale in essence, is the revenue generator of the company which ensures the existence and maintains the profitability of the business. Here upon, regular measuring the performance of the sales department and being aware of people’s performance in the department is required for companies as to reach certain preset goals and being assured of sales department’s productivity and profitability.

This paper aims at studying the salespeople who perform below than expected as to find the causes behind the issue and help stabilizing and boosting the performance of the company finally. With respect to the fact that low performer problem is a complex issue consisting of wide range of aspects, variables and elements, as to collect the data and the analysis; a combination of quantitative and qualitative method (triangulation; via questionnaire and interviews) were used. The problem is narrowed down into three main affecting areas: 1- Employee turnover 2- Ethical issues 3- Job engagement and each scope is examined and analyzed in relation to salespeople’s performance.

Consequently, potential and practical solutions and suggestions as for resolving the problem are presented which briefly are: inter-organizational approach, mostly by using job engagement, contribution and interaction.

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Keyword [en]
Salespeople performance, low performing salespeople, sales units, business ethic, personnel turnover, job engagement
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Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-27169Local ID: FE:12OAI: diva2:619618
Subject / course
Business Administration
2013-01-21, 08:00 (English)
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2013-11-14 Created: 2013-05-06 Last updated: 2013-11-19Bibliographically approved

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