Marketing Strategy

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Cengage Learning, 2010 M04 1 - 768 pages
The powerful new MARKETING STRATEGY features its most aggressive case revision program to date. The fifth edition includes six all-new cases written specifically for the text and five new outside cases from Harvard Business School and the Ivey School of Business, while other cases have been updated and, in most cases, rewritten with a new focus. And for the first time, the book includes vibrant photographs and captions--making it an even more exciting read in 12 succinct chapters. MARKETING STRATEGY emphasizes teaching students to think and act like marketers. It presents strategy from a perspective that guides strategic marketing management in the social, economic, and technological arenas in which businesses function today--helping students develop a customer-oriented market strategy and market plan. Its practical approach to analyzing, planning, and implementing marketing strategies is based on the creative process involved in applying marketing concepts to the development and implementation of marketing strategy. An emphasis on critical thinking enables students to understand the essence of how marketing decisions fit together to create a coherent strategy. Well-grounded in developing and executing a marketing plan, the text offers a complete planning framework, thorough marketing plan worksheets, and a comprehensive marketing plan example for students to follow.
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About the author (2010)

O.C. Ferrell (Ph.D., Louisiana State University) is the James T. Pursell Sr. Eminent Scholar in Ethics and Director of the Center for Ethical Organizational Cultures, Auburn University. He served as the Distinguished Professor of Leadership and Ethics at Belmont University and University Distinguished Professor of Marketing in the Anderson School of Management at University of New Mexico. His academic research focuses on ethical decision-making, stakeholder relationships and social responsibility. He is a leading author in marketing ethics and stakeholder orientation to achieve marketing performance in organizations. Dr. Ferrell is past president of the Academic Council of the American Marketing Association and chaired the American Marketing Association Ethics Committee twice. Under his leadership, the committee developed the AMA Code of Ethics and the AMA Code of Ethics for Marketing on the Internet. He is Vice President of Publications for the Academy of Marketing Science. He has received the Cutco Vector Distinguished Marketing Educator Award from the Academy of Marketing Science. Dr. Ferrell is the co-author of 20 books and more than 100 articles. His articles have been published in the Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Research, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, and The Academy of Management Executive, as well as other journals. Business Ethics: Ethical Decision Making and Cases, co-authored with John Fraedrich and Linda Ferrell, is one of today's leading business ethics texts. Dr. Ferrell has served as an expert witness on marketing issues for numerous legal cases, has been quoted in leading business publications, such as USA Today and Wall Street Journal, and has appeared on The Today Show to discuss marketing issues. Michael D. Hartline (Ph.D., The University of Memphis) is Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives and the Charles A. Bruning Professor of Business Administration in the College of Business at Florida State University, where he is responsible for external relations, executive education, and strategic programs. He also serves as Vice President of Development for the Academy of Marketing Science. Dr. Hartline primarily teaches graduate courses in Marketing Strategy and Corporate Affairs Management, as well as undergraduate courses in Services Marketing. He has won many teaching and research awards, made many presentations to industry and academic audiences, and co-chaired two international conferences. Dr. Hartline's research appears in the Journal of Marketing, the Journal of Service Research, the Journal of Business Research, and other outlets. He also coauthors Marketing Strategy, a widely used textbook. Dr. Hartline has served as a consultant to several for-profit and non-profit organizations in the areas of marketing plan development, market feasibility analysis, customer satisfaction measurement, customer service training, and pricing policy. He has also worked with Pfizer, Inc. in the corporate affairs, government relations, and philanthropy areas.

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