The concentration on strategic decision making sets this book apart from other texts that place greater emphasis on the description of marketing phenomena than on the strategic and tactical marketing decisions that managers and entrepreneurs must make each and every day. This edition continues to be the most current and Internet-savvy book available, injecting the latest developments in Internet-based communication and distribution technology into every chapter. The author team’s rich entrepreneurial, marketing management, and consulting experience spans a broad variety of manufacturing, service, software, and distribution industries, providing an abundance of real-world, global perspectives.
The eighth edition of Marketing Management: A Strategic Decision-Making Approach, concentrates on marketingdecision-making, rather than mere description of marketing phenomena. By providing specific tools and decision frameworks, it prepares its readers to hit the ground running and contribute tangibly to the marketing efforts of firms large and small.
Worldwide restaurant reviewer Sam Worthington provides an easy to read guide to writing restaurant reviews. Sam is known for his forthright views, no nonsense and often amusing accounts of his dining experiences. An invaluable guide for anybody starting out as a reviewer as well as worthwhile advice and tips for experienced critics. Sam is an acknowledged foody who has also worked as a chef and restaurant owner.
Strategic Marketing for the C-Suite examines the relevance of academic research to the most senior levels of the marketing profession, the chief marketing officer (CMO), and the interests of their C- suite colleagues, particularly those of the chief executive officer (CEO) and chief financial officer (CFO). Unless academic research is relevant at the C-suite level, it is unlikely to be paid much attention lower down the organization. Strategic Marketing for the C-Suite has three objectives: (1) to understand what we can learn from recent academic research on strategic marketing, (2) to test the validity of earlier editorial positions, and (3) to make some modest suggestions as to what the field might do better in the future. The author addresses these objectives through a review of the academic research on a set of strategic marketing issues that are of relevance to top executives. Strategic Marketing for the C-Suite is structured in four steps. First, it examines the meaning of the phrase strategic marketing to help define the scope of the literature review and the role of the CMO in the firm, drawing on both the academic and practitioner literature. The second step identifies the key domains and associated issues that are currently relevant to the CMO and C-suite including the value of marketing to the firm, managing the new digital market space, achieving profitable growth through innovation, marketing capabilities as a source of competitive advantage, and addressing society's major concerns. The third step reviews the marketing literature relating to these five domains, and, in doing so, identifies the key research themes within each domain, and draws conclusions on these themes and overall conclusions on the domain itself. The fourth and final step summarizes what we learn from a decade's worth of research on strategic marketing, draws conclusions on the validity of earlier research, and discusses the implications for the field of academic marketing.
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