Marketing Management : A Strategic Decision-Making Approach by John Mullins, Orville C. Walker, Harper W. Boyd
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.
Section 1: The Role of Marketing in Developing Successful Business Strategies Chapter 1 The Marketing Management Process Chapter 2 The Marketing Implications of Corporate and Business Strategies Section 2: Market Opportunity Analysis Chapter 3 Environmental Analysis: Tools to Identify Attractive Markets Chapter 4 Industry Analysis and Competitive Advantage Chapter 5 Understanding Consumer Buying Behavior Chapter 6 Understanding Organizational Markets and Buying Behavior Chapter 7 Measuring Market Opportunities: Forecasting and Marketing Research Chapter 8 Market Segmentation and Target Marketing Chapter 9 Differentiation and Positioning Section 3: Developing Strategic Marketing Programs Chapter 10 Business Strategies Provide a Foundation for Marketing Program Decisions Chapter 11 Product Decisions Chapter 12 Pricing Decisions Chapter 13 Distribution Channel Decisions Chapter 14 Integrated Promotion Decisions Section 4: Strategic Marketing Programs for Selected Situations Chapter 15 Marketing Strategies for the New Economy Chapter 16 Strategies for the New and Growing Markets Chapter 17 Strategic Choices for Mature and Declining Markets Section 5: Implementing and Controlling Marketing Programs Chapter 18 Organizing and Planning for Effective Implementation Chapter 19 Measuring and Delivering Marketing Performance.