The Japanese are not the world's greatest marketers. Japanese companies approach and perform marketing within Japan differently than Western firms do within their domestic markets. In fact, marketing to the average Japanese firm is not a priority item. To succeed in Japan, they concentrate instead on production quality and low prices. This fascinating look at the cultural differences, reflected in their marketing practices, reveals the advantages and disadvantages of Japanese marketing practices. The author argues that as the advantages of a protected market and superior production and technology disappear, the Japanese must develop a new marketing process. Examples of both Japanese and foreign firms operating in Japan highlight each section. Marketing Japanese Style examines how Japanese firms actually market to their Japanese customers. Each of the four Ps of marketing-product, promotion, place, and price-are explored. Japanese cultural, strategic, and negotiation practices are described in detail. An interesting facet of the book is the analysis of keiretsu and sogo shosha, and their place in the marketing structure.
"I see this book as an important addition to the marketing literature. A weakness in critical approaches to marketing is that they are often not made easily accessible to undergraduate students. Chris Hackley has done a wonderful job in producing a rigorous text that remedies this situation and makes critical perspectives accessible to all". (Professor Rob Lawson, University of Otago). Does marketing really work for organizations, managers and citizens? How can marketing management be studied and practised critically? This key text introduces the essentials of critical thinking within the field of marketing in easy to read and understandable terms. Integrating critical perspectives with the topics of the typical marketing curriculum, Chris Hackley has produced an indispensable supporting text for upper level, undergraduate and postgraduate Marketing courses. A wide range of issues are covered including: historical origins and influences in marketing; introduction to the concepts of Critical Theory; marketing 'orientation' and the marketing 'mix'; critique of marketing principles; marketing and strategy; the role of research in marketing; marketing and managerial ideology; and marketing ethics. Each chapter includes Chapter Review questions, Case studies reflecting issues in the chapters, along with supporting case questions and reflections, as well as stimulating practical examples.
Creative Marketing has been written in response to the continued failure to address the theory/practice gap in marketing management. The art world is full of creativity, yet existing marketing theory continues to prescribe formulaic, stepwise processes for marketing success. Rather than perpetuating the belief in the value of traditional marketing frameworks, this book draws on a diverse range of disciplines to inspire entrepreneurial thinking and practice among those marketers who wish to push the boundaries of knowledge and convention. Creative Marketing gets back to how best to support individuals as well as small, medium and micro-enterprises through new marketing approaches.
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