A Review of Climate and Culture Research in Selling and Sales Management
Journal of Personal Selling and Sales Management
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Despite the extensive literature on organizational climate and culture and their impact on an organization's sales activities, the diversity of theoretical perspectives makes it difficult for sales professionals and scholars to understand the effect of specific climate- and culture-related factors on the performance of salespeople and sales units in an organization. The objective of this article is to clarify the conceptual underpinnings of organizational climate and culture research within the sales context through an extensive review of extant literature. In doing so, we offer a critical review of research on organizational climate and culture, a conceptual frame for viewing the literature across different levels of analysis, and specific questions to guide future research. We also make a case for more research on industry-level climate and culture in the sales context.
Organizational climate; Organizational culture; Industry climate; Industry culture; Literature review
Business Administration, Management, and Operations | Sales and Merchandising
Gustafson, B. M.,
A Review of Climate and Culture Research in Selling and Sales Management.
Journal of Personal Selling and Sales Management, 38(1),