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  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 3 edition (Dec 31 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 013008218X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0130082183
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 17.9 x 2.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 608 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #601,788 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Jan. 17 2004
Format: Paperback
I really like this book. There are around 10 intro marketing textbooks, and they're almost all either (co-)authored by Kotler, or shameless rip-offs of his books.
Hats of to Roger Best for coming up with a book that's truly different. The approach is refreshingly down-to-earth, almost nerdy, including a lot of frameworks for financial or qualitative analysis that would be useful to any marketing manager in his or her daily life. Although it can be used as an introductory marketing textbook, you'll find a lot of material here that you don't find in Kotler and Kotler-clones, so I also recommend it to people who've had an intro marketing course, and who want to move beyond the basics. Likewise, this would be a great book for practicing marketing managers who've been out in the field a couple of years, and want to brush up on the basics, without wading through the usual definitions and useless frameworks in other intro textbooks.
The entire book is in black and white, lacking the usual fancy graphics, and it is only about half the length of other textbooks. I actually find that refreshing, and it is an extension the substance-over-hype approach behind this book.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
A real treasure, an intro marketing book with substance Jan. 17 2004
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I really like this book. There are around 10 intro marketing textbooks, and they're almost all either (co-)authored by Kotler, or shameless rip-offs of his books.
Hats of to Roger Best for coming up with a book that's truly different. The approach is refreshingly down-to-earth, almost nerdy, including a lot of frameworks for financial or qualitative analysis that would be useful to any marketing manager in his or her daily life. Although it can be used as an introductory marketing textbook, you'll find a lot of material here that you don't find in Kotler and Kotler-clones, so I also recommend it to people who've had an intro marketing course, and who want to move beyond the basics. Likewise, this would be a great book for practicing marketing managers who've been out in the field a couple of years, and want to brush up on the basics, without wading through the usual definitions and useless frameworks in other intro textbooks.
The entire book is in black and white, lacking the usual fancy graphics, and it is only about half the length of other textbooks. I actually find that refreshing, and it is an extension the substance-over-hype approach behind this book.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Great Book for Managers March 20 2007
By Stefan Michel - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is a great book for managers who want to understand marketing better. It is truly customer-focused and performance-oriented. I teach Marketing in EMBA classes in the US and in Switzerland, and the students love this book, together with the applications.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
A standard textbook for many Universities Sept. 22 2012
By Ryan Gravette - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Market based management walks the reader through the basic foundations of marketing. Each chapter takes the reader through examples and explanations of these foundational principals.

Although the text is clear, it feels like it is written by an accountant rather than by someone who writes for a living.

This kindle version was disappointing with ye number of restrictions. Only my iPad was able to read it, and features like dictation were disabled.

For the cost, rent or reselling is a better option.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Great material and ideas... needs a little fine tuning in later editions Oct. 31 2008
By C. Robart - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is a very pricey book for an MBA course of mine. It's got great concepts and a very quantitative method for evaluating marketing, which is great because when marketing programs are the first to get cut in the budget, it's nice to have proof of how effective they are. The author also has a compatible website with additional tools for marketing.

Still, I think that the book is really dense with not enough real-world examples. Also, the graphs alluded to on one page are found on a different page, which makes it difficult to follow along (sometimes graphs are in the future, and others they have already been shown).

His methods are great in theory, but a lot of them would be impossible to configure in real life. For example, when does anyone truly know the true market attractiveness score? It's an estimate, at best. Great start, though. I hope that the 6th edition is a little better organized...
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Great marketing book! July 13 2010
By Sireenah Siman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I am about to start an MBA program in the fall and this was a great book on marketing to get me up to speed and feel as though I can succeed and also contribute in my upcoming marketing classes.

The writing is great and easy to comprehend and Best gives good basic examples of concepts throughout the book. I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in learning more about marketing.
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