Market Structure Analysis by James Myers

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Market Structure Analysis is a review of various technologies as they relate to a current conceptual model, called the behavioral market structure model. The purpose behind these technologies is to promote a greater understanding and usage of marketing structure in marketing planning. To reach this end, the following issues are discussed: -Multidimensional scaling and the four major types of measuring scales (nominal, ordinal, ratio, and interval); -Two approaches to deriving consumers' utility functions for attributes and levels of attributes; -Stefflre's approach to processes of perception, positioning, and product planning; and -The technique of benefit structure analysis, used to systematically search for needs in broadly defined markets. In this book, the authors have provided an in-depth, thorough analysis of marketing structuring, measurement theory, and measuring scales. The research collected here will prove invaluable to students and scholars of marketing, as well as economists and business firms. Dr. James H. Myers is Professor of Marketing at the Drucker School at Claremont Graduate University. Prior to Claremont University, Dr Myers taught at the University of Southern California for twenty years. Prior to his career in academia, Myers was manager of the Management Research Division at the Prudential Insurance Company's regional headquarters. He is the author of seven books and more than sixty scholarly articles. He has done extensive consulting for Frito-Lay, Pacific Gas & Electric Co., and Eastman Kodak. Edward M. Tauber is currently a corporate researcher, consultant, and divorce counselor. He earned his Ph.D. in Marketing from Cornell University. He was formerly a full professor at the University of Southern California and editor of the Journal of Advertising Research. He is the author of a variety of books, including Marketing Analysis and Decision Making and Finding the Right One After Divorce.
 

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James H. Myers, Ph.D. was professor of marketing at the Drucker School at Claremont Graduate University, for 22 years. Prior to that, he taught for 20 years at the Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Southern California. Before entering academia, Myers was manager of the Management Research Division at the Prudential Insurance Company 's regional headquarters in Los Angeles. Myers is the author or coauthor of 7 books and more than 60 articles in the areas of marketing management, strategic marketing research, and customer satisfaction. He has also given many presentations on these and other topics to business and professional groups throughout the country. Myers has done extensive consulting in the areas of marketing research, market segmentation, product/service positioning, and new product opportunity identification. His clients have included Eastman Kodak, British Telecom, Frito-Lay, Gemini Management Consulting, and Pacific Gas & Electric Co.
 
Published June 1, 1977 by Amer Marketing Assn. 159 pages
Genres: Science & Math.

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