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Marketing for Engineers, Scientists and Technologists

  • ID: 2242360
  • Book
  • March 2008
  • Region: Global
  • 368 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Dr Tony Curtis covers everything that engineers need to know about marketing and project management. The book has been written in an easy to read style with clear learning outcomes and objectives. In my opinion this should be a mandatory reading for all engineers who are involved in the design and marketing of products and services.

Dr Naren Gupta, Senior Lecturer and Teaching Fellow, Director of Quality, School of Engineering and the Built Environment, Napier University

In working with a range of professionals across many industry sectors one often finds it is the technologists and scientists that gain the most out of acquiring skills and knowledge in marketing.  Not only does their structured and analytical approach lend itself to strategic marketing but those skills, combined with a clear customer focus and an innovative approach to the market, can give them the portfolio of skills required for successful leadership.

Deirdre Makepeace, Senior Examiner, CIM

To succeed, products and services must satisfy customers’ needs and wants. Engineers, scientists and technologists need to understand these to develop and deliver better products. This book presents the range of marketing sectors including consumer products, services, international and business to business. Current issues in the marketing environment such as green and social marketing are discussed. Full cover is given to the implementation powerhouse of marketing and the service extended marketing mix. Management skills are needed to implement marketing plans, such as leadership, negotiation and consultancy and these topics are covered in section three. Section four brings all the elements together into three key areas, new product development, market driven quality and marketing plans.

Written by a technologist for technologists this book is essential reading for engineers, scientists and technologists taking a module of business studies or marketing at all levels. It also provides a good foundation of marketing strategy for MBA students with a technical or science first degree.

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Part 1 Introduction to the context of marketing

Chapter 1 What is marketing and why do it?

Chapter 2 The marketing system

Chapter 3 Contemporary issues and contexts in marketing

Part 2 The tools of marketing

Chapter 4 The integrated marketing mix: Product

Chapter 5 The integrated marketing mix: Price

Chapter 6 The integrated marketing mix: Place

Chapter 7 The integrated marketing mix: Promotion

Chapter 8 The integrated marketing mix: Service extension: people, physical evidence and process

Part 3 Skills for implementation

Chapter 9 The collection and management of marketing information

Chapter 10 Finance for marketing

Chapter 11 Managing people

Chapter 12 Project management

Chapter 13 Consultancy skills

Part 4 Bringing it all together

Chapter 14 New product development

Chapter 15 Management of market driven quality

Chapter 16 The marketing plan



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