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Marketing Strategy: A Decision-Focused Approach
Marketing Strategy: A Decision-Focused Approach

Marketing Strategy: A Decision-Focused Approach, 8th Edition

ISBN10: 0078028949 | ISBN13: 9780078028946
By Orville Walker and John Mullins
© 2014

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Marketing Strategy, 8e is a focused, succinct text which can be used on its own or packaged with a case book. It covers the concepts and theories of creating and implementing a marketing strategy and offers a focus on the strategic planning process and marketing’s cross/inter-functional relationships. This text distinguishes itself from competitors by maintaining a strong approach to strategic decision making. The eighth edition helps students integrate what they have learned about analytical tools and the 4P’s of marketing within a broader framework of competitive strategy. Four key and relevant trends that are sweeping the world of marketing theory and practice are integrated throughout this new edition.

Section One: Introduction to Strategy

Chapter 1: Market-Oriented Perspectives Underlie Successful Corporate, Business, and Marketing Strategies

Chapter 2: Corporate Strategy Decisions and Their Marketing Implications

Chapter 3: Business Strategies and Their Marketing Implications

Section Two: Opportunity Analysis

Chapter 4: Understanding Market Opportunities

Chapter 5: Measuring Market Opportunities: Forecasting and Market Knowledge

Chapter 6: Targeting Attractive Market Segments

Chapter 7: Differentiation and Brand Positioning

Section Three: Formulating Marketing Strategies

Chapter 8: Marketing Strategies for New Market Entries

Chapter 9: Strategies for Growth Markets

Chapter 10: Strategies for Mature and Declining Markets

Chapter 11: Marketing Strategies for the New Economy

Section Four: Implementation and Control

Chapter 12: Organizing and Planning for Effective Implementation

Chapter 13: Measuring and Delivering Marketing Performance

About the Author

Orville Walker

Orville C. Walker, Jr.Orville C. Walker, Jr. is Professor Emeritus in the University of Minnesota’s CarlsonSchool of Management, where he served until recently as the James D. Watkins Professorof Marketing and Director of the PhD Program. He holds a Master’s degree in social psychologyfrom the Ohio State University and a PhD in marketing from the University ofWisconsin–Madison.Orville is the co-author of three books and has published more than 50 research articlesin scholarly and business journals. He has won several awards for his research, includingthe O’Dell award from the Journal of Marketing Research, the Maynard award from theJournal of Marketing, and a lifetime achievement award from the Sales Management InterestGroup of the American Marketing Association.Orville has been a consultant to a number of business firms and not-for-profit organisations,and he has taught in executive development programs around the world, includingprograms in Poland, Switzerland, Scotland and Hong Kong. Perhaps his biggest businesschallenge, however, is attempting to turn a profit as the owner-manager of a small vineyardin western Wisconsin.

John Mullins

John W. MullinsJohn Mullins is Associate Professor of Management Practice at London Business School,where he heads the entrepreneurship group. He earned his MBA at the Stanford GraduateSchool of Business and, considerably later in life, his PhD in marketing from the Universityof Minnesota. An award-winning teacher, John brings to his teaching and research 20years of executive experience in high-growth firms, including two ventures he founded, oneof which he took public.Since becoming a business school professor in 1992, John has published more than 30articles in a variety of outlets, including Harvard Business Review, the Journal of ProductInnovation Management, and the Journal of Business Venturing. His research has wonnational and international awards from the Marketing Science Institute, the AmericanMarketing Association, and the Richard D. Irwin Foundation.He is also co-author of Marketing Management: A Strategic Decision-Making Approach,5th edition. His recent trade book, The New Business Road Test: What Entrepreneurs andExecutives Should Do Before Writing a Business Plan, is the definitive work on the assessmentand shaping of market opportunities.

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