Several forces are transforming the structure and content of the marketing profession. Marketers are seeing increasingly faster changes in the marketplace and are barraged with an ever increasing amount of information. While many view traditional marketing as art and some view it as science, the new marketing increasingly looks like engineering. This textbook, combined with a comprehensive collection of 26 leading-edge software models provides the student with the know-how and tools to collect the right information and perform analysis to make better marketing plans, better product designs, and better decisions.
Our purpose in writing this book is to help educate and train a new generation of marketing managers. We aim to train marketing engineers to translate concepts into context-specific operational decisions and actions using analytical, quantitative, and computer modeling techniques. We link theory to practice and practice to theory.
"I am very excited about this book. Finally marketing can exhibit its scientific muscle and move from opinions-based decision making to data-based decision making. I think this is a very important book that will spawn a new discipline within marketing. "
Philip Kotler, Northwestern University
This package includes a CD and a one-year license for the use of 26 software programs, help files, and tutorials. For more information, visit mktgeng. com for the educational market and decisionpro. biz for professional applications.
Gary L. Lilien, who coined the term marketing engineering, is Distinguished Research Professor of Management Science at the Smeal College of Business at Penn State. He is also co-founder and Research Director of the Institute for the Study of Business Markets at Penn State, an organization aimed at fostering research and interchange in nonconsumer markets. He holds three degrees in operations research, from the School of Engineering at Columbia University. Previously, Prof. Lilien was a member of the faculty at the Sloan School at MIT. His research interests are in marketing engineering, market segmentation, new product modeling, marketing-mix issues for business products, bargaining and negotiations, modeling the industrial-buying process and innovation-diffusion modeling.
Prof. Lilien is the author or co-author of 12 books (including Marketing Models with Philip Kotler) and over 80 professional articles. He was Departmental Editor for Marketing for Management Science; is on the editorial board of the International Journal for Research in Marketing and the Journal of Business to Business Marketing; is Functional Editor for Marketing for Interfaces, and is Area Editor for Marketing Science. He is former Editor in Chief of Interfaces. He served as President as well as Vice President/Publications for the Institute of Management Sciences. He is U.S. Coordinator for the European Marketing Academy , was named an inaugural EMAC Fellow and serves on the board of directors of the INFORMS College on Marketing.
Prof. Lilien is a winner of the Alpha Kappa Psi award for the outstanding article in the Journal of Marketing. He was honored as the 2001-2002 MorseLecturer by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), was named one of the inaugural INFORMS Fellows and received the Kimball medal from INFORMS for distinguished contributions to the field of operations research and . He has received honorary doctorates from the University of Liege, the University of Ghent and Aston University.
Prof. Lilien's consulting clients Arcelor, AT&T, BP, Dow, DuPont, Eastman Chemical, Exelon, Federal Reserve Bank, IBM, Pillsbury, Pitney Bowes, Sprint and Xerox and is co-founder of the marketing analytics consulting firm, DecisionPro Inc.
Prof. Lilien is three-time winner and seven-time finalist in the Penn State Squash Club Championship and has substantial collections of fine wines and unusual porcine objects.
Arvind Rangaswamy is the Jonas H. Anchel Professor of Marketing at Penn State, where he is also co-founder and Research Director of the eBusiness Research Center. He received a PhD in marketing from Northwestern University, an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, and a B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. Before joining Penn State, he was a faculty member at the J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, and at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He is actively engaged in research to develop concepts, methods, and models to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of marketing using information technologies, including such topics as marketing modeling, online customer behavior, personalization, and online negotiations.
Prof. Rangaswamy has published numerous articles in such leading journals as Marketing Science, the Journal of Marketing Research, Management Science, the Journal of Marketing, the International Journal of Research in Marketing, Marketing Letters, Psychometrika, Multivariate Behavioral Research, and the Journal of Economics and Statistics. He is an Area Editor for Marketing Science and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Interactive Marketing, the International Journal of Intelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance and Management, the Journal of Service Research, the Journal of Business-to-Business Marketing, and the Journal of Electronic Commerce. He has also co-authored a book titled, "The Power of One: Gaining Business Value from Personalization Technologies."
Prof. Rangaswamy is a Fellow of the IC2 Institute, an IBM Faculty Partner, and the Chair of the e-Business Section of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). He is also the Program Director for Electronic Markets and Marketing Information Systems at Penn State's Institute for the Study of Business Markets.
Prof. Rangaswamy has consulted for a number of companies including AT&T, AT&T Wireless, Bristol Myers Squibb, Cigna (Intracorp), IBM Global Services Division, SAP Americas, Syngenta, TVS (India), Unisys, and Walker Digital.
Prof. Rangaswamy is an avid and successful trader on eBay and other auctions, where he blends his research with his personal interest in rare Indian stamps and postal history.
I'm using the book for a marketing class, and it is useful for that. However, this version of the software requires a broadband connection to even run the software. It takes several minutes to even start the program (the executable file is on a mapped drive on the web), and I'm even on a very fast university LAN during class. The older version did not have this limitation.
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