In Print

Academic papers on sales plus the best sales-related books reviewed for you.

2018 Q4 Research Review – edited by Jeremy Noad

December 19th, 2018 by

These pages aim to keep readers informed of recently published research on sales-related topics, by including abstracts of peer-reviewed academic research published in a range of journals. In this edition, we have grouped them into three broad themes: sales performance, behavioural studies, and systems and tools. Sales performance An account manager’s relationship with their customer service team is more effective… 


2018 Q3 Research Review – edited by Jeremy Noad

September 24th, 2018 by

These pages aim to keep readers informed of recently published research on sales-related topics, by including abstracts of peer-reviewed academic research published in a range of journals. In this edition, we have grouped them into four broad themes: sales performance, customer management, behavioural studies and systems and tools. Sales performance Top-performing salespeople contribute significantly to the success of their firm… 


2018 Q2 Research Review – edited by Jeremy Noad

May 18th, 2018 by

These pages aim to keep readers informed of recently published research on sales-related topics, by including abstracts of peer-reviewed academic research published in a range of journals. In this edition, we have grouped them into four broad themes: sales performance, customer management, capability development, and behavioural studies. Sales performance Sales organisations need to transform Professional sales and sales management are… 


2018 Q1 Research Review – edited by Jeremy Noad

March 12th, 2018 by

These pages aim to keep readers informed of recently published research on sales related topics, by including abstracts of peer-reviewed academic research published in a range of journals. In this edition, we have grouped them into four broad themes: sales performance, customer management, behavioural studies, and systems and tools. Sales performance Value-based selling is critical for sales excellence A value-based… 


2017 Q4 Research Review – edited by Jeremy Noad

December 16th, 2017 by

These pages aim to keep readers informed of recently published research on sales related topics, by including abstracts of peer-reviewed academic research published in a range of journals. In this edition, we have grouped them into three broad themes: sales performance, customer management and behavioural studies. Sales Performance Can inexperienced sales professionals get lucky without working smart or hard? Inexperienced… 


2017 Q3 Research Review – edited by Jeremy Noad

September 22nd, 2017 by

These pages aim to keep readers informed of recently published research on sales-related topics, by including abstracts of peer-reviewed academic research published in a range of journals. In this edition, we have grouped them into four broad themes: sales performance, customer management, behavioural studies and systems and processes. Sales performance Applying adaptive selling plays a critical role in sales performance… 


The Sales EQ: How Ultra High Performers Leverage Sales-Specific Emotional Intelligence to Close the Complex Deal

April 28th, 2017 by

Jeb Blount (author), Anthony Iannarino (foreword) The sales profession is in the midst of a perfect storm. Buyers have more power more information, more at stake, and more control over the sales process than any time in history. Technology is bringing disruptive change at an ever–increasing pace, creating fear and uncertainty that leaves buyers clinging to the status quo. Deteriorating… 


Sales Management. Simplified. The Straight Truth About Getting Exceptional Results from Your Sales Team

April 28th, 2017 by

Mark Weinberg Why do sales organisations fall short? Every day, expert consultants like Mike Weinberg are called on by companies large and small to find the answer – and it’s one that may surprise you. Typically, the issue lies not with the sales team – but with how it is being led. Through their attitude and actions, senior executives and… 


From Impossible to Inevitable: How Hypergrowth Companies Create Predictable Revenue

April 28th, 2017 by

Aaron Ross, Jason Lemkin Why are you struggling to grow your business when everyone else seems to be crushing their goals? If you needed to triple revenue within the next three years, would you know exactly how to do it? Doubling the size of your business, tripling it, even growing ten times larger isn’t about magic. There’s a template that… 


Infinite Value – Accelerating Profitable Growth Through Value-based Selling

April 28th, 2017 by

Mark Davies During the recessionary period of 2008-9, many organizations followed a business model that was ill-suited to long-term prosperity and strong profits, instead focusing on cost-cutting initiatives in order to survive. Post-recession, there is more optimism around investment, but changing from an entrenched cost-focused strategy can prove to be challenging. Infinite Value offers a value-based business model approach, which… 


Compensation and Organizational Performance

April 28th, 2017 by

Luis R. Gomez-Mejia (author), Pascual Berrone (contributor), Monica Franco-Santos (contributor) This research-oriented textbook focuses on the relationship between compensation systems and overall firm performance. In contrast to more traditional compensation texts, it provides a strategic perspective to compensation administration rather than a functional viewpoint. The text emphasizes the role of managerial pay, its importance, determinants, and impact on organizations. It… 


Sales Management: Strategy, Process and Practice

April 28th, 2017 by

Authors Bill Donaldson, Javier Marcos Cuevas, Régis Lemmens Professional selling and sales management have become more complex and multifaceted than ever before, but also a more exciting and stimulating function and profession. Sales Management provides a comprehensive introduction to selling and sales management. Packed full of insightful real-world case studies, the fully updated and revised fourth edition of this highly… 


Malcolm McDonald on Key Account Management

April 28th, 2017 by

by Professor Malcolm McDonald, Dr Beth Rogers This book explores the challenges of winning, retaining and developing key accounts. Key accounts are customers who help their suppliers grow, and consequently, they wield significant power. Although they are the key to market share and revenue growth, the costs of serving key accounts can erode profitability unless they are thoroughly understood and… 


2017 Q2 Research Review – edited by Jeremy Noad

April 23rd, 2017 by

These pages aim to keep readers informed of recently published research on sales-related topics, by including abstracts of peer-reviewed academic research published in a range of journals. In this edition, we have grouped them into five broad themes: sales performance, customer management, capability development, behavioural studies and systems and processes. Each paper has a summary at the start. Sales performance… 


Chaos Monkeys: Inside the Silicon Valley money machine

January 29th, 2017 by

Antonio Garcia Martinez Billed as “an adrenaline-fuelled exposé of life inside the tech bubble”, Chaos Monkeys lays bare the secrets, power plays and lifestyle excesses of the visionaries, grunts, sociopaths, opportunists and money cowboys who are revolutionising our world. Author Antonio García Martínez left Wall Street to make his fortune in Silicon Valley, becoming CEO of his own startup, before… 


Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built

January 29th, 2017 by

Duncan Clark Alibaba is a Chinese e-commerce company that provides consumer-to-consumer, business-to-consumer and business-to-business sales services via web portals. It also provides electronic payment services, a shopping search engine and data-centric cloud computing services. Alibaba’s consumer-to-consumer portal Taobao, similar to eBay.com, features nearly a billion products and is one of the 20 most-visited websites globally. This book is billed as… 


Selling (Hunting) 2016: Harder or Easier Than 10 Years Ago? A Comparison of Sales Calls, Emails and Voice Mails in 2016 vs. 2006-2015,

January 29th, 2017 by

Robert James Author Robert James has been a business developer tasked with selling software and services to Fortune 500, public sector and SMB accounts in search for new business since 2005. During that time, he says he has generated more than $25 million in new client revenue from cold calling and exceeded quota multiple times for five different companies. Since… 


The Smart Sales Method 2016: The CEO’s Guide To Improving Sales Results For B2B Technology Sales Teams

January 29th, 2017 by

Joe Morone, Karen Benjamin and Marty Smith This book is aimed at CEOs and sales leaders who feel their organisations have not yet won their fair share of their potential market. Co-author Joe Morone tells readers: “You have great products and services. You’ve amassed a dedicated team. You have loyal clients realising tangible success with your offerings. But improving sales… 


2017 Q1 Research Review – edited by Jeremy Noad

January 29th, 2017 by

These pages aim to keep readers informed of recently published research on sales related topics, by including abstracts of peer-reviewed academic research published in a range of journals. In this edition, we have grouped them into four broad themes: sales performance, customer management, capability development, and behavioural studies. Each paper has a summary at the start. Sales performance A strong… 


2016 Q4 Research Review – edited by Jeremy Noad

November 29th, 2016 by

These pages aim to keep readers informed of recently published research on sales-related topics, by including abstracts of peer-reviewed academic research published in a range of journals. We have grouped them in the following broad themes: sales performance; customer management; capability development; behavioural studies; and systems and processes. Improving sales performance is the goal of any sales leadership team. In…