Consumer Behaviour

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Cengage Learning EMEA, 2008 - Business & Economics - 456 pages
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Why is a knowledge of consumer behaviour so essential to effective marketing? How can an understanding of why people buy help marketers know how to sell? How are attitudes towards products formed - and how can those attitudes be changed? What can managers do to persuade consumers to buy - and buy again? The Essence of Consumer Behaviour is an invaluable reference source for managers on short courses; for MBA and other students who want to get quickly to the heart of the subject; as reference material for managers' bookshelves and for aspiring managers wishing to improve their knowledge and skills.

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Jim Blythe is Visiting Professor of Marketing at University of Plymouth, UK. Jim Blythe has been a Merchant Navy officer, a ladies hairdresser, a business consultant, a rock musician, a truck driver, a company director and an award-winning playwright all before becoming an academic he always planned on having a varied life and likes learning new skills. Currently he is trying to learn to grow vegetables (with limited success...), but he has a pilot s licence and has learned to play drums in a samba band, so the beat goes on.

Jim has written 18 books, over 50 journal articles, and has contributed chapters to 8 other books. He has taught overseas, written open-learning packs for international training organisations and has been a Senior Examiner for the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

His next venture is to study for a degree in modern languages having left school at 16 he thinks it s time to get the education he missed out on. He holds four real degrees (including one fake), and therefore feels somewhat irritated that he is mainly known for winning the Cardiff heat of the TV show, Come Dine With Me. Perhaps the latest editions of his textbooks will help redress the balance a little...

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