Best-selling in Textbooks
Save on Textbooks
- AU $24.68Trending at AU $42.56
- AU $78.00Trending at AU $87.92
- AU $72.90Trending at AU $73.76
- AU $71.88Trending at AU $73.54
- AU $82.89Trending at AU $85.42
- AU $72.90Trending at AU $79.41
- AU $34.71Trending at AU $42.64
About this product
- DescriptionData have almost value in and for themselves. What's important is how they are used to create the information one needs to make informed decisions, and this is particularly true in making marketing decisions. Thus, Samli's new book dwells on the art and science of information generation and on how to convert it to practical kwledge. Without information and kwledge, says Samli, the firm faces great risk in the marketplace and its survival probabilities in the long run are very low. Samli explains, first, the various data generating procedures, with special emphasis on data analysis, and second, the procedures for creating information out of data - all in a clear, systematic presentation that marketing managers will understand and benefit from immediately. Their MIS colleagues, whose goal should be to make data and information decision-maker friendly, will also benefit. A unique, valuable book for both. The problem is t information overload as some contend, says Samli, but data overload. Data have almost value in and for themselves. What's important is how data are used to create the information marketers need in order to make kwledgeable decisions. Thus, Samli's newest book dwells on the art and science of information generation and on how to convert it to practical kwledge. Without information and kwledge - and ather essential ingredient, wisdom - the firm faces great risk in the marketplace and its survival probabilities in the long run are very low, says the author. Samli starts by presenting the key elements that contribute to an information gap in the use of data for marketing decisions. He describes the evolution of information in decision making, the distinction between data and information, and the reasons why data gathering and processing have become so sophisticated and difficult to use. Samli goes on to discuss data collecting techniques, the dimensions and uses of internal data and their parameters, and identifies the best but most underrated data gathering method: observation. Surveys, experimentation, and research are covered next, including attitude and motivation research, with a careful analysis of how the research operation, as well as its products, should be managed. He goes on to explain how information is elicited from data and how it should be used; then, the various control mechanisms for information systems overall, and ends with his own agenda for the improvement of the entire information-driven marketing decision process. A clear, systematic presentation that marketing managers, and their MIS colleagues (who appreciate the need to make data and information decision-maker friendly), will find valuable and immediately beneficial.
- Author BiographyA. COSKUN SAMLI is Research Professor of Marketing and International Business at the University of North Florida, and an international marketing consultant. Author or coauthor of more than 200 scholarly articles, seven books, and 30 monographs, Samli has lectured extensively throughout the world and serves on the review board of seven major journals. He is a senior fellow of the Academy of Marketing Science. Among his previous books are International Consumer Behavior (1995), Counterturbulence Marketing (1993), and Social Responsibility in Marketing (1992).
- Author(s)A. Coskun Samli
- Date of Publication13/02/1996
- SubjectManagement Techniques: Professional
- Place of PublicationSanta Barbara, CA
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintQuorum Books,U.S.
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight489 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Format DetailsLaminated cover
This item doesn't belong on this page.
Thanks, we'll look into this.