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Recommending Books for Purchase (Bulletin 68 - May 2020): Marketing
Case Studies on Social Marketing by M. Mercedes Galan-Ladero (Editor); Helena M. Alves (Editor)
Publication Date: 2019-03-07
Social marketing has become an indispensable tool for all types of organizations worldwide. This book presents high-quality cases on the development, implementation, and analysis of different social marketing campaigns that have been created by non-governmental organizations, public administrations, and even businesses. The respective cases reflect the fact that, although social marketing was initially employed by public administrations and NGOs, the number of campaigns developed by all type of organizations, including businesses, is on the rise; in fact, Corporate Social Marketing is now considered to be one of the main CSR initiatives at businesses around the globe. Pursuing an international approach, the cases in the book explore social marketing practices from a diverse set of countries and cultures around the world.
A Concise Guide to Market Research by Marko Sarstedt; Erik Mooi
Publication Date: 2018-09-28
This book offers an easily accessible and comprehensive guide to the entire market research process, from asking market research questions to collecting and analyzing data by means of quantitative methods. It is intended for all readers who wish to know more about the market research process, data management, and the most commonly used methods in market research. The book helps readers perform analyses, interpret the results, and make sound statistical decisions using IBM SPSS Statistics. Hypothesis tests, ANOVA, regression analysis, principal component analysis, factor analysis, and cluster analysis, as well as essential descriptive statistics, are covered in detail. Highly engaging and hands-on, the book includes many practical examples, tips, and suggestions that help readers apply and interpret the data analysis methods discussed. The new edition uses IBM SPSS version 25 and offers the following new features: A single case and dataset used throughout the book to facilitate learning New material on survey design and all data analysis methods to reflect the latest advances concerning each topic Improved use of educational elements, such as learning objectives, keywords, self-assessment tests, case studies, and much more A glossary that includes definitions of all the keywords and other descriptions of selected topics Links to additional material and videos via the Springer Multimedia App
Contemporary Marketing Strategy by Rajagopal
Publication Date: 2019-02-25
The broad foundation of this book is laid on the conceptual discussions on consumer theories and applied arguments on shifts in consumer behavior. This book develops knowledge and skills on building market-centric and competition-oriented models. Discussions in the book illustrate strategies for managing competitive market interventions through advanced marketing-mix elements across nine chapters. Various perspectives on innovation and technology for expanding and establishing business in competitive markets are critically reviewed in these chapters. This book examines advanced marketing-mix and several consumer-centric strategies to co-create new businesses in new markets by associating consumers.
Cultural Heritage Marketing by Izabella Parowicz
Publication Date: 2018-11-07
Providing an overview of the marketing principles and tools that pertain to the area of heritage conservation services, this book combines research and practice to offer an alternative to the classical transactional marketing approach. Instead, the author argues for the relationship marketing approach, promoted and adopted by the Nordic School of Service Marketing. Offering a startlingly rare, but logical and practical marketing approach, this book also provides food for thought for academics dealing with managerial and marketing aspects in the field of cultural heritage and cultural heritage services.
Ethics, Social Responsibility and Sustainability in Marketing by Ipek Altinbasak-Farina (Editor); Sebnem Burnaz (Editor)
Publication Date: 2019-07-18
This book addresses the rising concept of 21st century societal marketing which entails that marketers should fulfill the needs of their target group in ways that enhance the well-being of a society as a whole. In the past, social responsibility and corporate ethics may not have been the key elements of corporate and business strategy. However, in the last decade the picture has changed dramatically. Consumers are more concerned about ethical issues and the effects of business activities on the environment and the society. The impact and importance of ethical consumerism is escalating. The consumers are more attentive and expect companies promote their ethical credentials in order to make them more accountable of their actions. This book also reveals how companies should realize that corporate social responsibility (CSR) is not an illustration of corporate altruism but a source of opportunity, and competitive advantage. Finding and following social initiatives as a part of the key business model is proved to be one of the competitive strengths in many instances. This book covers different issues related to ethics, social responsibility and sustainability in marketing and presents different cases and applications from different countries. Together with the best practices, each case and research is expected to shed light on how to improve the role of marketing in helping to the development and well-being of the society.
Fashion and Film by Peter Bug (Editor)
Publication Date: 2019-09-27
This book aims to explore various aspects of the use of moving images in fashion retail and fashion apparel companies in-store or online. The use of moving images is growing in numbers and in relevance for consumers. Films can be used in various forms by fashion businesses in traditional media like cinema or TV and in modern forms like in social media or moving images in high street stores. The book provides a data-oriented analysis of the state-of-the-art with certain future outlooks. Additional areas of covering fashion in moving images, such as 'fashion company identity films' or 'fashion and music videos' are covered in order to get a more complete analysis from a consumer influenced perspective.
Financial Dimensions of Marketing Decisions by David W. Stewart
Publication Date: 2019-06-13
This book is about linking marketing activities and outcomes to the financial performance of the organization. The theme of the book is that the marketing function must justify its activities and use of resources in terms of its financial contributions to the firm. More specifically, the book focuses on how marketing activities generate cash flow, growth, and other financial benefits for the organization. This perspective provides a framework for long-term investments for purposes of evaluating and ranking the funding of proposed projects.
From Arts to Marketing by Marta Massi
Publication Date: 2020-10-05
Taking a new approach to a relatively underexplored area, this book examines the concept of authenticity and its relevance to marketing management. The author draws on several disciplines, including arts, philosophy, sociology and psychology, as well as focusing on important sub-fields within the field of marketing such as consumer behaviour and tourism. Presenting data from interviews with managers and consumers, and summarising and critiquing recent developments within the field, From Arts to Marketing is a timely and much-needed addition to literature and will be useful to those researching consumer behaviour, brand management and marketing more generally.
The Great Facilitator by Barry J. Babin (Editor); Marko Sarstedt (Editor)
Publication Date: 2019-03-25
This commemorative volume honors the contributions of Prof. Joseph F. Hair, Jr., who through his writings, leadership and mentoring has had a profound influence on marketing and other fields of business research. He is widely known for sidestepping mathematically complex ways of teaching statistical approaches with an eye toward making the tools accessible to the average behavioral researcher. Joe is also a bona fide researcher whose work has had a massive impact on marketing and business research in general. The book provides revealing insights on his works and acknowledges his role as an outstanding teacher and mentor who has shaped generations of researchers.
The Growth of the Scholarly Publishing Industry in the U. S. by Albert N. Greco
Publication Date: 2018-10-25
This book analyzes the dynamic growth of the scholarly publishing industry in the United States during 1939-1946, a critical period in the business history of scholarly publications in STM and the humanities and the social sciences. It explains how the key publishing players positioned themselves to take advantage of the war economy and how they used different business and marketing strategies to create the market and demand for scholarly publications. Not only did the atomic threat necessitate a surge in scholarly research, but at the same time scholarly publishing managers prepared for the dramatic shift by anticipating the potential impact of the GI Bill on higher education, creating superb printed products, and by becoming the brand, the source of knowledge and information. The creation of strategic business units and value chains as well as the development of marketing targeting strategies resulted in brand loyalty to certain publishers and publications but also accelerated the growth of the US scholarly publishing industry. Business historians and marketing professors interested in the business strategies of scholarly publishers during World War II will find this book to be a valuable resource.
An Investor's Perspective on Marketing Excellence by Dominik Kemsa
Publication Date: 2019-01-31
Dominik Kemsa develops a comprehensive framework to objectively assess a firm's position with respect to Marketing Excellence (MEXC). Drawing on resource-based theory MEXC is conceptualized as a holistic framework of capabilities, which can be the source of sustained competitive advantage and concomitant superior firm performance. Conducting a large-scale literature review and synthesizing the findings from different research areas, this book finds that MEXC can be measured with the help of a set of 25 secondary data indicants, which are aggregated to a MEXC dashboard.
Market-Value Pricing by Gabriel Steinhardt
Publication Date: 2019-02-19
This book highlights essential concepts, models, and processes that help those responsible for making pricing decisions - whether professionally or privately - to effectively engage in product pricing activities. Novel, straightforward and clearly structured, the Blackblot Market-Value Pricing(tm) Model (MVP Model), introduced in this book, employs a market-value-centric pricing process that offers step-by-step guidance on the managerial decisions that help determine a product's price. This intentionally succinct, highly readable, and practical book provides practitioners with the knowledge and tools they need in order to approach pricing activities in an organized and efficient manner.
Price Management by Hermann Simon; Martin Fassnacht
Publication Date: 2018-12-20
In this book, the world's foremost experts on pricing integrate theoretical rigor and practical application to present a comprehensive resource that covers all areas of the field. This volume brings together quantitative and qualitative approaches and highlights the most current innovations in theory and practice. Going beyond the traditional constraints of "price theory" and "price policy," the authors coined the term "price management" to represent a holistic approach to pricing strategy and tactical implementation. They remind us that the Ancient Romans used one word, pretium, to mean both price and value. This is the fundamental philosophy that drives successful price management where producer and customer meet. Featuring dozens of examples and case studies drawn from their extensive research, consulting, and teaching around the world, Simon and Fassnacht cover all aspects of pricing following the price management process with its four phases: strategy, analysis, decision, and implementation. Thereby, the authors take into account the nuances across industry sectors, including consumer goods, industrial products, services, and trade/distribution. In particular, they address the implications of technological advancements, such as the Internet and new measurement and sensor technologies that have led to a wealth of price management innovations, such as flat rates, freemium, pay-per-use, or pay-what-you-want. They also address the emergence of new price metrics, Big Data applications, two-sided price systems, negative prices, and the sharing economy, as well as emerging payment systems such as bitcoin. The result is a "bible" for leaders who recognize that price is not only a means to drive profit in the short term, but a tool to generate sustained growth in shareholder value over the longer term, and a primer for researchers, instructors, and students alike. Praise for Price Management "This book is truly state of the art and the most comprehensive work in price management." - Prof. Philip Kotler, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University "This very important book builds an outstanding bridge between science and practice." - Kasper Rorsted, CEO, Adidas "This book provides practical guidelines on value creation, communication and management, which is an imperative for businesses to survive in the coming era of uncertainty." - Dr. Chang-Gyu Hwang, Chairman and CEO, KT Corporation (Korea Telecom)
Process Innovation in the Global Fashion Industry by Byoungho Ellie Jin (Editor); Elena Cedrola (Editor)
Publication Date: 2019-03-29
Process innovations - an improved way of doing things - help firms achieve higher-level performance by reducing the time and cost to produce a product or perform a service, and increasing productivity and growth. This book provides a comprehensive examination of process innovations occurring in the global fashion industry, with a focus on fashion brands from USA, Italy, and Japan. It offers practical insights for enhancing efficiency in the supply chain as well as management process such as work routines, information flow, and organization structures. Using case analyses, this book will help readers to grasp how successful fashion companies optimize their operations and advance their competitive position by integrating process innovations into their supply chain and management systems.
Qualitative Consumer and Marketing Research by Krittinee Nuttavuthisit
Publication Date: 2019-02-21
This book presents both theoretical research methods and practical uses of qualitative consumer and marketing research in Asia, as well as approaches to research with extended viewpoints and case studies on the specific research practices, identifying the distinctive characteristics and conditions of the Asian market. Starting with an introduction and a rationale for qualitative consumer and marketing research, which discuss interpretive research perspectives and key qualitative research traditions underlying the research, it then elaborates on research design, formulating research directions, research questions, research methods, research validity and reliability, as well as research ethics. The book goes on to cover various key data-collection techniques, such as interviews, focus groups, observation and ethnography, online observation and netnography, and other alternative tools like projective techniques, autodriving and diaries. These include design of research setting (samples and sampling strategy, context, time) and research procedures (from entry to access and completion of the research project) with resources planning. In addition, the book also addresses data analysis and interpretation as well as presentation, dissemination, and sharing of research results through both academic and practical courses. Lastly, it derives key concepts by reviewing classic research traditions and methods together with academic and practical studies.
Race in the Marketplace by Guillaume D. Johnson (Editor); Kevin D. Thomas (Editor); Anthony Kwame Harrison (Editor); Sonya A. Grier (Editor)
Publication Date: 2019-04-04
This volume offers a critical, cross-disciplinary, and international overview of emerging scholarship addressing the dynamic relationship between race and markets. Chapters are engaging and accessible, with timely and thought-provoking insights that different audiences can engage with and learn from. Each chapter provides a unique journey into a specific marketplace setting and its sociopolitical particularities including, among others, corner stores in the United States, whitening cream in Nigeria and India, video blogs in Great Britain, and hospitals in France. By providing a cohesive collection of cutting-edge work, Race in the Marketplace contributes to the creation of a robust stream of research that directly informs critical scholarship, business practices, activism, and public policy in promoting racial equity.
Research Methodology in Marketing by Martin Eisend; Alfred Kuss
Publication Date: 2019-03-15
This textbook describes and explains the fundamentals of applying empirical methods for theory building and theory testing in marketing research. The authors explain the foundations in philosophy of science and the various methodological approaches to readers who are working empirically with the purpose of developing and testing theories in marketing. The primary target group of the book are graduate students and PhD students who are preparing their empirical research projects, e.g. for a master thesis or a dissertation.
Smart Retailing by Eleonora Pantano; Charles Dennis
Publication Date: 2019-03-12
By providing a comprehensive theoretical framework, this book aims to map the most relevant technologies that have the potential to reshape the retail industry. The authors demonstrate how technology is pushing innovation, and examine how smart technologies can be fruitfully applied both in-store and through digital channels. The aim of the book is to synthesise theory and practice, and provide a richer understanding of new digital opportunities offered by the 'smart' experience. An accessible resource for researchers who want to understand this phenomenon as part of their expertise in digital marketing and e-commerce, Smart Retailing also provides insights for practitioners who are experiencing the dramatic effects of new technologies on their retail strategies.
Toolbox for Marketing and Management by Ralf T. Kreutzer
Publication Date: 2019-05-16
Modern marketing managers need intuitive and effective tools not just for designing strategies but also for general management. This hands-on book introduces a range of contemporary management and marketing tools and concepts with a focus on forecasting, creating stimulating processes, and implementation. Topics addressed range from creating a clear vision, setting goals, and developing strategies, to implementing strategic analysis tools, consumer value models, budgeting, strategic and operational marketing plans. Special attention is paid to change management and digital transformation in the marketing landscape. Given its approach and content, the book offers a valuable asset for all professionals and advanced MBA students looking for 'real-life' tools and applications.