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Helge Thorbjørnsen

The chapter looks in detail at tactical launch decisions and suggests concrete marketing strategies to overcome barriers to innovation adoption. As the majority of innovations do not make it through even the first year after launch, marketing decisions during this period are essential and deserve extra attention. The chapter focuses particularly on aspects relating to marketing communication and distribution of innovations.

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Per Kristensson, Herbjørn Nysveen and Helge Thorbjørnsen

The chapter focuses on why customers do and do not switch. Switching is when a customer leaves a service provider for another one. The research presented looks at how customers perceive equity-related aspects, such as economic fairness, on the one hand, and more psychological determinants, such as cognitive and affective aspects, on the other hand. A review of the literature shows why customers sometimes switch and highlights the need to identify and understand how barriers and triggers affect them in this sense. By understanding barriers and triggers, switching processes are either facilitated or stifled and thus affect the likelihood of a customer adopting a new service innovation or not.