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Marketing Ethics

Marketing Ethics

George G. Brenkert

ISBN: 978-0-631-21423-6

Mar 2008

268 pages

In Stock

$48.95

Description

Marketing Ethics addresses head-on the ethical questions, misunderstandings and challenges that marketing raises while defining marketing as a moral activity.
  • A substantial introduction to the ethics of marketing, exploring the integral relations of marketing and morality
  • Identifies and discusses a series of ethical tools and the marketing framework they constitute that are required for moral marketing
  • Considers broader meanings and background assumptions of marketing infrequently included in other marketing literature
  • Adds direction and meaning to problems in marketing ethics through reflection on concepts such as individual choice, freedom and responsibility, desire satisfaction, noncoercive exchanges, and instrumental efficiency
Preface.

1. Marketing, Ethics, and Morality.

The Ethical Challenges Marketing Faces.

Thinking about Ethics and Morality.

Defining Marketing.

Marketing as a Practical Activity.

Towards a Marketing Ethics Framework.

Conclusion.

2. Marketers and their Markets.

Introduction.

Marketing and the Marketing Concept.

Marketing Research.

Competitive Intelligence.

Segmentation and Target Marketing.

Conclusion.

3. From Product Development to Distribution.

Introduction.

Product Development.

Packaging and Labeling.

Pricing.

Distribution.

Conclusion.

4. Promotion: Advertising, Retailing, and Customers.

Introduction.

Advertising.

Retailing.

Customer Responsibilities.

Conclusion.

5. Marketing in a Global Society.

Introduction.

Marketing and Other Societies.

The Expansion of Marketing Within Society: Social and Political Marketing.

Fostering Ethical Marketing.

Conclusion.

Appendices.

I. AMA Statement of Ethics (adopted in 2004).

II. The Hunt--Vitell General Theory of Marketing Ethics.

III. SCIP Code of Ethics for Competitive Intelligence Professionals.

Bibliography.

Index.

”Brenkert's book offers a carefully reasoned and serious examination of marketing ethics. He provides useful insights into the several important topics he examines in the text.” (Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, May 2009)
  • Addresses the ethical questions underlying major domains of marketing such as marketing research, distribution, advertising, and retailing
  • A substantial introduction to the ethics of marketing, exploring the integral relations of marketing and morality
  • Identifies and discusses a series of ethical tools and the marketing framework they constitute that are required for moral marketing
  • Considers broader meanings and background assumptions of marketing infrequently included in other marketing literature
  • Adds direction and meaning to problems in marketing ethics through reflection on concepts such as individual choice, freedom and responsibility, desire satisfaction, noncoercive exchanges, and instrumental efficiency