This book offers the best approach toward communicating the intricacies of marketing research and its usefulness to the marketing organization. This highly regarded text focuses on market intelligence, strategy, theory, and application and retains its coverage of the most advanced and current marketing research methodologies. Pointing out these methodologies' limitations and strengths, the book also brings to the forefront the relevance of marketing intelligence, the power of the Internet in marketing research applications, and much more. Suitable for students in the intermediate or advanced courses.
Scholars and practitioners around the globe have identified the capability of MNCs to create and efficiently transfer and combine knowledge from different locations worldwide as an increasingly important determinant of competitive advantage, corporate success and survival. Traditional marketing approaches have overly focused on explicit knowledge and neglected the important role of tacit knowledge, specifically in international, cross-cultural settings. This book draws on real-life examples of knowledge-based firms - Hewlett-Packard Consulting & Integration, Schindler, Siemens, Toyota, Mazda, and Maekawa - to reveal that knowledge-based marketing is key to obtaining a sustainable competitive advantage.
This comprehensive work, covering a wide spectrum of the marketing environment, provides a fundamental basis to marketing geography for those concerned with market research, comparative and international marketing, and the study of economic geography. The book focusses on the spatial patterns and processes in marketing, and the development conflicts occur in the marketing system, and how evolution and change in marketing systems is realised through the resolution of these conflicts. The major sectors and institutions in the marketing system are described and a detailed study is made of the ways they change and interact.
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