Potential benefits and challenges of e-detailing in Europe

Item Type Journal paper
Abstract

E-detailing, which is understood to mean an IT-supported sales dialogue via the Internet, has mainly been an issue in the USA in the last few years, where it has been heavily pushed by service providers. Recently, Europe has also seen more and more pharmaceutical companies expanding their conventional pharmaceutical product marketing to include electronic channels for interacting with their customers. It has been shown, however, that the approaches and experience in the USA are not readily transferable to Europe: legal restrictions, more heterogeneous markets, the novelty of communication channels and a lack of platform providers make it harder for pharmaceutical companies to exploit the potential of e-detailing. The findings of a study conducted between summer 2002 and spring 2003 suggest that electronic opportunities for customer contact and interaction should be embedded in a more comprehensive spectrum of services supporting customers in their daily processes, which goes beyond straightforward product promotion.

Authors Heutschi, Roger; Legner, Christine; Schiesser, Andreas; Barak, Vladimir & Österle, Hubert
Research Team BN2, IWI2
Journal or Publication Title International Journal of Medical Marketing
Language English
Keywords Electronic Detailing, eDetailing, Altana Projekt
Subjects information management
HSG Classification not classified
Refereed No
Date 1 September 2003
Publisher Stewart
Place of Publication London
Volume 3
Number 4
Page Range 263-273
Number of Pages 11
ISSN 1469-7025
Depositing User Roger Heutschi
Date Deposited 22 Aug 2007 13:55
Last Modified 19 Aug 2016 16:11
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/196976

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Heutschi, Roger; Legner, Christine; Schiesser, Andreas; Barak, Vladimir & Österle, Hubert (2003) Potential benefits and challenges of e-detailing in Europe. International Journal of Medical Marketing, 3 (4). 263-273. ISSN 1469-7025

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