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In many cases, however, it is not possible to ‘raise the ceiling’ through modification and the cell, or whatever, will begin to oscillate wildly in an attempt to avoid the inevitable (the ‘hausse’ in the economic cycle which precedes crisis and depression). As a result of these oscillations the phenomenon may become so changed as to be unrecognizable, that is it mutates or diversifies and recommences life in an entirely new guise. Alternatively, the phenomenon may accept the inevitable, smoothing out the oscillations and settling in equilibrium at a stable limit or, under different circumstances, slowly decline to nothing.
In doing so it is following closely the precedents set by professions such as medicine, architecture and engineering, all of which have also been practised for thousands of years and have built up a wealth of descriptive information concerning the art which has both chronicled and advanced its evolution. At some juncture, however, continued progress demands a transition from description to analysis, such as that initiated by Harvey’s discovery of the circulation of the blood. If marketing is to develop it, too, must make the transition from art to applied science and develop sound theoretical foundations, mastery of which should become an essential qualification for practice.
As the authors make clear, relationship marketing has evolved over the past 30 years or so as a re-conceptualization of the transactional model of marketing, based upon the application of the marketing mix to the marketing of mass-produced products to large, homogeneous consumer markets. This model was seen to be inappropriate in industrial or business-to-business markets, and also to the marketing of services, and a new approach based on the creation and maintenance of relationships began to emerge.