Patrick M. Dunne; Robert F. Lusch Retailing

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Retailing

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Full color, completely current, and packed with practical applications, the sixth edition of the market-leading RETAILING delivers the inside track to the fast-moving retail industry. RETAILING is written by one of the most seasoned author teams in the market. Professor Dunne has more than 40 years of university teaching experience, nine books, and countless hours of consulting work to his credit. An authority in the area of marketing strategy and distribution systems, Professor Lusch has published 15 books. While others may focus on lackluster descriptions of retailers and their most mundane tasks, Dunne and Lusch bring retailing to life, covering the latest developments in the field and detailing behind-the-scenes stories in a conversational style filled with pictures and exhibits. It emphasizes the impact of technology and the Internet, as well as gives solid coverage to international topics and issues unique to service providers. This text also illustrates how retailing as a career choice can be fun, exciting, challenging, and rewarding. This excitement arises from selecting a merchandise assortment at market, determining how to present the merchandise in the store, developing a promotional program for the new assortment, or planning next season's sales -- all in an ever-changing economic environment. And the reward comes from doing this better than the competition. Helping students achieve their personal bests, RETAILING includes a thorough in-text study guide, which includes review questions, writing and speaking exercises, cases covering the gamut of retail operations, a computer spreadsheet case involving a small retail shop, and more. In addition, "Planning Your Own Retail Business" exercises give students experience grappling with the challenges managers/owners face in day-to-day operations, allowing readers to see firsthand the financial impact of retail decisions.

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Patrick M. Dunne, who recently retired from the Rawls School of Business at Texas Tech University, received his Ph.D. in marketing from Michigan State University and his B.S. from Xavier University. In more than 40 years of university teaching, Dr. Dunne taught a wide variety of marketing and distribution courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition to his tenure at Texas Tech, Dr. Dunne has taught at Michigan State University, Drake University, and the University of Oklahoma, and he has been honored throughout his career with several university teaching awards. His research has been published in many of the leading marketing and retailing journals, and he has authored more than 20 books, many of them with RETAILING, Seventh Edition, co-author Robert F. Lusch. Dr. Dunne's books have been printed in seven languages. Dr. Dunne has served as Vice President of both the Publications and Association Developmental Divisions of the American Marketing Association, and he has been an active consultant to retailers ranging from supermarkets to shopping malls.

Robert F. Lusch holds a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the James and Pamela Muzzy Chair in Entrepreneurship and Executive Director of the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship in the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona. Previously he served as Dean of the M.J. Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University and Dean of the Michael F. Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma. Professor Lusch is a previous editor of the Journal of Marketing, which is the oldest scholarly journal in marketing and the most cited. He has also served as Chairperson of the American Marketing Association, which is the largest professional association of marketing practitioners and educators. Currently he serves as AMA Vice President Publications. He is a two-time recipient of the AMA/Maynard Award for Theoretical Contributions to Marketing, and also is the recipient of the Academy of Marketing Science Outstanding Marketing Educator Award, AMA/Sheth Foundation Award for Long-Term Contributions to Marketing Thought, and the Lybrands Medal in Accounting. An author of over 150 publications his articles over the last five years have appeared in Marketing Science, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Retailing, IEEE-Intelligent Systems, IBM Systems Journal, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Organizational Dynamics and others.

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