Language : English
Published : 2012-02-13
Pages : 532
Marketing Research for Beginners
This book is aimed at providing students and corporate professionals with some understanding of the basic principles of marketing research. By setting the foundation of the necessary skills to conduct research in the market place, readers will learn how to gather valid information for better managerial decision-making.
While most books written on Marketing Research tend to adopt either an academically rigorous or generalist approach to the topic, Marketing Research for Beginners: A Practical Handbook targets readers who may or may not have any prior knowledge and experience with its requirements. Furthermore, it is designed to assist beginners in carrying out marketing research in a quick, dirty and painless way, especially for those who lack the motivation for it, but have been tasked to conduct some form of it. It uses a straightforward, direct and easy-to-follow writing style to discuss the common research woes that students, business executives and professionals face in the research process.
Its writing style and design are intended to maximize readers appreciation of research. A problemsolving approach through the use of in-case activities and questions is used to facilitate readers learning experiences. As a handbook for beginners , the content will not only help beginners get started with marketing research, but also provide step-by-step instructions to hand-hold them in their research.
Table of Contents
English 1. Spelling 2. Alphabetising 3. Comprehension 4. Grammar 5. Punctuation 6. Formal letter writing Maths 7. General mathematics 8. Basic operations 9. Decimals 10. Fractions 11. Percentages 12. Measurement conversions 13. Earning wages 14. Squaring numbers 15. Vouchers 16. Deals 17. Reading, interpreting and understanding information in tables and Charts
“Marketing Essentials 2e” explains the nature of marketing and the importance of understanding the complexities of the market place in a concise manner. This comprehensive text is easy to read, reflects accurately the current thinking in the world of marketing and is informative, interesting and topical. “Marketing Essentials” follows a logical structure enabling students to clearly see how effective marketing requires an analysis of the market place, the recommendation of a marketing strategy and the implementation of the desired strategy. “Marketing Essentials” is ideal for use on introductory marketing modules at both undergraduate and MBA level. The strategic content of the text makes it suitable for use on strategic marketing, marketing analysis and marketing management courses.
About the Author
Sally Dibb is Professor of Marketing at the Open University Business School. The Open University is the largest university in the UK, teaching over 200,000 people every year, and the UK’s only university dedicated to distance learning. Before joining the Open University (in September 2005) Sally was a Reader in Marketing and Strategic Management at Warwick Business School (one of the U.K.’s leading three business schools), University of Warwick, U.K. She holds research degrees from the University of Manchester, UK and Warwick University: her Ph.D. examined consumer modelling. She has published widely in U.S. and European marketing journals on the marketing of services, marketing planning, market segmentation and corporate identity, as well as textbooks and practitioner-oriented workbooks on these themes. Sally chairs the U.K. Academy of Marketing’s Special Interest Group on market segmentation and until recently, she was Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs at Warwick Business School. Her consulting clients include a range of companies such as JCB, ICI, Fujitsu, Midland Electricity, Diageo and AstraZeneca. Lyndon Simkin is a Reader at Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, U.K. He received his Ph.D. from Bradford University. His research interests are business planning, target market prioritisation, marketing planning, implementation of effective marketing programmes, promotions management and retail marketing. He is the author of other marketing texts and his long-term consulting clients include Calor, Fujitsu, JCB, Raytheon, Royal & Sun Alliance and many retailers.
Dowling et al is a rare instance of a textbook that has developed alongside the field – helping to shape what it is today – and remains the market leading IHRM textbook worldwide. The international author team have ensured this edition is even more international than its predecessors, whilst also remaining close to curriculum developments. New edition changes include a streamlined chapter structure and a new chapter on the cultural context of IHRM. The focus on expatriates has been balanced with a stronger global management emphasis throughout. The content also reflects the current economic climate, including greater coverage of turbulence for IHRM and issues of employee separation. There is also expanded coverage of business ethics, outsourcing, emerging markets and small medium enterprises. In addition the new edition includes a wealth of case study material and class discussion material. A fully tailored CourseMate and Instructor’s website will also be available to adopters. MARKET: Dowling et al is a core textbook for “International HRM” modules (IHRM) as taught at intermediate and postgraduate levels on all HRM programmes and the majority of broad-based business programmes. It is also used on some “International Management” modules. This textbook is autopackaged with CourseMate. CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook and the textbook-specific website. CourseMate includes an integrated eBook and interactive teaching and learning tools including quizzes, flashcards, videos, and more and an EngagementTracker, a first-of-its-kind tool that monitors student engagement in the course.
About the Author
Peter J. Dowling (Ph.D, The Flinders University of South Australia) is a Professor of Human Resource Management at La Trobe University. He has co-authored a number of books and has written or co-authored over seventy journal articles and book chapters. He serves on the editorial boards of International Journal of Human Resource Management, Journal of World Business, Management International Review, Journal of International Management, Thunderbird International Business Review, Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Management & Organization and ZfPGerman Journal of Human Resource Research. Peter is President of the International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management (IFSAM), a Vice-President of the Australia & New Zealand International Business Academy, a Life Fellow of the Australian Human Resources Institute and a Senior Research Affiliate of the Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies at Cornell University. Former roles include past National Vice-President of the Australian Human Resources Institute and editor of Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources (1987-1996). Marion Festing is Professor of Human Resource Management and Intercultural Leadership at ESCP-EAP European School of Management in Berlin, Germany. Her previous appointments include the University of Paderborn, Germany, and she has gained educational, research and work experience in France, Australia, Tunisia, Taiwan, and the U.S. Dr. Festing’s current research interests focus on transnational HRM strategies, global careers, and global compensation. Her publications include a book on strategic international human resource management (Strategisches Internationales Personalmanagement, 2e) and a co-authored text on international human resource management (Internationales Personalmanagement, 2e). In addition, she has written or co-authored more than 50 book chapters and journal articles, as well as published in such international journals as Management International Review, Economic and Industrial Demography, European Management Journal, and International Journal of Globalisation and Small Business. Dr. Festing serves on the editorial boards of Career Development International, Journal of Management & Organization, International Journal of Globalisation and Small Business, ZFP-German Journal of Human Resource Research, and Zeitschrift Fur Management. In 2006, Dr. Festing served as co-chair of the IHRM track at the IFSAM conference in Berlin. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Paderborn. Allen D. Engle, Sr. is a professor of management in the College of Business and Technology at Eastern Kentucky University, where he has taught courses in management, human resource administration, organizational behavior, organizational theory, and international management. He also has been a visiting lecturer at the FHS – Hochschule Fur Technik, Wirtschaft und Soziale Arbeit, St. Gallen in Switzerland, and a visiting professor of international management at the University of Pecs in Hungary. Dr. Engle is a national and regional professional member of World at Work (formerly the American Compensation Association) and the Society for Human Resource Management, as well as a longtime member of the U.S. Academy of Management. His research interests are in the topic areas of compensation theory and practices, leadership and organizational change, job analysis, managerial competencies, and organizational design — particularly their impact on multinational firms. Published in regional, national, and international academic journals, Dr. Engle has presented academic papers at conferences in the U.S., Australia, Canada, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Slovenia, Spain, and the United Kingdom. He also has consulted for regional firms and presented professional seminars in the areas of performance appraisal systems, executive team building, strategically responsive compensation systems, intercultural management issues and organizational change. He received his D.B.A. from the University of Kentucky.
What purpose does Strategic Management serve in modern businesses? Why do different businesses have different strategies? Is traditional strategic thinking still relevant for today? This dynamic textbook looks at strategy from a local to a global level, and uses real-life examples of businesses and individuals to provide an up-to-date view of Strategic Management in the current economic environment. In this new edition of Strategic Management: Principles and Practice, Barry J. Witcher and Vinh Sum Chau offer a practical and thought-provoking analysis of what Strategic Management is and how it can be put to good use.
About the Author
Dr Vinh Sum Chau is Lecturer in Strategy and Strategic Management at the Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia (UEA), and faculty member of the UK ESRC Centre for Competition Policy (CCP). Dr Barry J. Witcher is Reader in Strategic and General Management at the Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia (UEA).