Loyalty reward programs (LRPs), initially developed as marketing programs to enhance customer retention, have now become an important part of customer-focused business strategy. With the proliferation and increasing economy impact of the programs, the management complexity in the programs has also increased. However, despite widespread adoption of LRPs in business, academic research in the field seems to lag behind its practical application. Even the fundamental questions such as what LRPs are and how to classify them have not yet been fully addressed. In this paper, a comprehensive framework for LRP classification is proposed, which provides a foundation for further study of LRP design and planning issues.

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Communications in Computer and Information Science
Sprott School of Business

Cao, Y. (Yuheng), Nsakanda, A, & Mann, I.J.S. (Inder Jit Singh). (2010). A typology framework of loyalty reward programs. In Communications in Computer and Information Science. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-16397-5_14