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Wykorzystanie Komunikacji Nieformalnej Przez Przedsiębiorstwa
Informal Channels of Communication Used By Enterpises

Author(s): Grzegorz Mazurek, Jolanta Tkaczyk
Subject(s): Business Economy / Management, Theory of Communication, Marketing / Advertising
Published by: Szkoła Główna Gospodarstwa Wiejskiego w Warszawie
Keywords: word of mouth; management; marketing communication;

Summary/Abstract: To date, extant literature on the subject of word of mouth (WOM) has largely been devoted to the process of WOM communication from the consumer’s point of view. However, since companies are able to stimulate as well as employ WOM as one of marketing communication’s instruments, they may be perceived as both senders and receivers in this process. Therefore, the question is this: Can companies manage the process of word of- mouth communication within the framework of their structures, and if so, how? This article’s aim is to identify various methods companies can use to exploit WOM on the basis of source literature and our own studies, as well as to discuss opportunities and risks related to the process of management of WOM communication.

  • Issue Year: 15/2016
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 103-112
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: English