Description Global Marketing Management, 8th Edition combines academic rigor, contemporary relevance, and student-friendly readability to review how marketing managers can succeed in the increasingly competitive international business environment. This in-depth yet accessible textbook helps students understand state-of-the-art global marketing practices and recognize how marketing managers work across business functions to achieve overall corporate goals. The author provides relevant historical background and offers logical explanations of current trends based on information from marketing executives and academic researchers around the world.
Designed for students majoring in business, this thoroughly updated eighth edition both describes today's multilateral realities and explores the future of marketing in a global context. Building upon four main themes, the text discusses marketing management in light of the drastic changes the global economy has undergone, the explosive growth of information technology and e-commerce, the economic and political forces of globalization, and the various consequences of corporate action such as environmental pollution, substandard food safely, and unsafe work environments. Each chapter contains review and discussion questions to encourage classroom participation and strengthen student learning.
Presents diverse perspectives on global marketing strategies in different industries and geographic locations
Provides numerous case studies of current real-world marketing strategies and practices
Discusses a broad range of marketing-related concepts and tools used by actual companies
Features chapter overviews and summaries, definitions of key terms, and numerous tables, flowcharts, and illustrations
Includes an instructor companion website containing downloadable case studies and supplementary resources
Table of Contents
1 Globalization Imperative
2 Economic Environment
3 Financial Environment
4 Global Cultural Environment and Buying Behavior
5 Political and Legal Environment
6 Global Marketing Research
7 Global Segmentation and Positioning
8 Global Marketing Strategies
9 Global Market Entry Strategies
10 Global Product Policy Decisions I: Developing New Products for Global Markets
11 Global Product Policy Decisions II: Marketing Products and Services
12 Global Pricing
13 Global Communication Strategies
14 Sales Management
15 Global Logistics and Distribution
16 Export and Import Management
17 Planning, Organization, and Control of Global Marketing Operations
18 Marketing Strategies for Emerging Markets
19 Global Marketing and the Internet
20 Sustainable Marketing in the Global Marketplace
Masaaki "Mike" Kotabe holds the Washburn chair Professorship in International Business and Marketing, and is Director of research at the Institute of Global Management Studies at the Fox School of Business at Temple University. Prior to joining Temple University in 1998, he was Ambassador Edward Clark centennial Endowed Fellow and Professor of Marketing and International Business at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Kotabe also served as Vice President of the Academy of International Business in the 1997-1998 term. He received his Ph.D. in Marketing and International Business at Michigan State University. Dr. Kotabe teaches international marketing, global sourcing strategy (R&D, manufacturing, and marketing interfaces) and Asian business practices at the undergraduate and MBA levels, and teaches theories of international business at the Ph.D. level. He has lectured widely at various business schools around the world, including Austria, Brazil, China, Colombia, Finland, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Norway, Sweden, and Turkey. For his research, he has worked closely with leading companies such as AT&T, Kohler, NEC, Nissan, Philips, Sony, and Seven & I Holdings (parent of 7-Eleven stores), and served as advisor to the United Nations' and World Trade Organization's Executive Forum on National Export Strategies.
Kristiaan Helsen has been an associate professor of marketing at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) since 1995. Prior to joining HKUST, he was on the faculty of the University of Chicago for five years. He has lectured at Nijenrode University (Netherlands), the International University of Japan, Purdue University, the Catholic University of Lisbon, and China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai, China. Dr. Helsen received his Ph.D. in Marketing at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
His research areas include promotional strategy, competitive strategy, and hazard-rate modeling. His articles have appeared in journals such as Marketing Science, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing research, and European Journal of Operations Research, among others. Dr. Helsen is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Research in Marketing.