MARKETING STRATEGY

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This text is presented from a perspective that guides strategic marketing management in the social, economic, and technological arenas in which business functions today. The importance of customer orientation, integrated throughout the text, is designed to help students develop a customer-oriented market strategy applicable to managers in any sized organisation. Emphasising the SWOT approach to planning the text also includes a set of marketing plan worksheets and a marketing plan successfully employed by a number of companies. Including comprehensive cases of varying length and difficulty and accompanied by a Web site featuring further cases, a guide for analysing and preparing case studies, and links to company Web sites, this text is entirely current and relevant to today's studies. Features: * Text emphasis on the SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) approach to planning. * A comprehensive casebook featuring cases of a variety of lengths, and difficulty. These cases highlight issues faced by companies such as Saturn, USA Today, and Ralston Purina. * Global integration throughout the chapters and cases, as well as specific coverage in Chapter 10, highlights international marketing strategic planning issues. * Coverage of ethics and social responsibility helps to satisfy AACSB requirements for instruction in this area.

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O. C. Ferrell is Professor of Marketing and Creative Enterprise Scholar at Anderson Schools of Management, University of New Mexico. He recently served as the Bill Daniels Distinguished Professor of Business Ethics at the University of Wyoming and previously as chair of the Colorado State University Marketing Department. He has also been on the faculties of University of Memphis, Texas A&M University, and Illinois State University. He received his Ph.D. in marketing from Louisiana State University. He is past president of the Academic Council of the American Marketing Association and chaired the American Marketing Association Ethics Committee. Under his leadership, the committee developed the AMA Code of Ethics and the AMA Code of Ethics for Marketing on the Internet. He is currently a member of the advisory committee for the AMA marketing certification program. In addition, he is a former member of the Academy of Marketing Science Board of Governors and is a Society of Marketing Advances and Southwestern Marketing Association Fellow. He is the Academy of Marketing Science's Vice President of Publications. He currently serves as Marketing Ethics and Social Issues Section Editor of the JOURNAL OF MICROMARKETING. Dr. Ferrell is the co-author of 18 books and approximately 75 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, JOURNAL OF PUBLIC POLICY MARKETING, as well as other journals.

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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"The first book dealing with strategic marketing issues in combination with a strong 'how-to' focus. This comprehensive text is ideal for students who are already familiar with marketing instruments but have to prepare a marketing plan." 3/4Dr Karel Jan Alsem, Associate Professor of Marketing, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

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