UNIVERSITY AMERICAN COLLEGE SKOPJE

PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING
Semester: Fall 2010 Instructor: Ilijana Petrovska, PhD e mail : petrovska@uacs.edu.mk

Individual essay
Your assignment is to write an essay on a specific topic from the material or from the topics listed bellow: 1. Marketing myopia - Is it a reality or just a theory? 2. Demarketing – the benefits and needs to be used 3. Societal marketing concept as a trend for the new marketing management orientation 4. The need and benefits from Customer Relationship Management 5. The changing nature of customer relationships 6. The new era of Partner Relationships Management 7. How to measure the Customer Lifetime Value 8. The new marketing landscape – Trends affecting marketing 9. The new digitalization affecting marketing 10. Globalization affecting marketing 11. The use of the Growth Share Matrix in Strategic planning 12. Market segmentation 13. The importance of the Market positioning 14. Developing the marketing mix 15. Marketing Department organization’s structures 16. How to develop an effective Marketing plan 17. Measurement of the Return on marketing investment 18. Demographic environment – changing age structure of the population 19. Economic environment – Changes in consumer spending patterns 20. Technological environment as a reality for the marketing 21. Cultural environment trends 22. Market research issues, including public policy and ethics issues 23. Factors influencing buying behavior 24. The Buyer Decision process for new products 25. Consumer behavior across International borders 26. Benefits of implementing e-procurement system 27. Niche marketing 28. Individual marketing 29. Use of Positioning maps 30. Choosing a Differentiation and Positioning strategy The objective of this paper is to analyze specific theoretical issues, with conclusions and recommendations of the importance and need for its implementation.

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It is essential that you include a thorough critique on the published material and on the solutions to the problem you are analysing.3. paragraph: justified on left and right. Make sure to present arguments and contraarguments for your selected topic. Table of Contents – including all headings and subheadings of the essay 1.4. 14 for headings.2.1. and when you provide reasons as to why obtaining a solution is important. Main part of the essay The main part of the essay contains: 1. books. Introduction This is a statement of something sufficiently interesting that will motivate your reader to read the rest of the paper. It is called the Literature Review because the contents of this chapter are based on published material.4.3. spacing: 1.1. Google scholar and SSRN which are with open access. We recommend that at least one of the previous mentioned sources should be used. Conclusion and recommendations. 10 for footnotes. The subject and the aim of the essay. You should draw the reader in and make him want to read the rest of the essay.The final form should be written in English language. or why the essay was written. Literature review.4. What else belongs in the introductory section of your essay? • A statement of the goal of the written work: why the study was undertaken. what will and will not be included • A verbal "road map" or verbal "table of contents" guiding the reader to what lies ahead. This will provide justifications for the project and establish benchmarks against which your contributions can be assessed. 2 . A thorough literature review is essential because it shows that you have studied rigorously what others have done. Title page (Appendix A gives an example of how Title page should look like). conference proceedings. • Sufficient background information to allow the reader to understand the context and significance of the question you are trying to address • Explain the scope of your work. This lends credibility when you state the problem the written work is addressing. 1. Title page should be followed by a blank page. included pagination on right bottom corner) number of words: maximum 2000.4. The essay should be delivered to the instructor not later than 10th November 2010.5 lines. 1.2. monographs). Your Literature review chapter should use a variety of sources (for example academic articles from journals. make sure that you seek out the most recent information relating to your field of study. professional form (font: Times New Roman. It is an important/interesting problem that your paper either solves or addresses. font size: 12. 1. Therefore. Students should use on-line databases with credible literature such as: EBSCO (offered by UACS). List of acronyms 1. The essay should be organized in the following form: 1.

summarize new observations. do not include anything new! Recommendations: • Remedial action to solve the problem • Further research to fill in gaps in our understanding • Directions for future investigations on this or related topics 1. When authors are mentioned.5. and describe the conclusions that you reached from carrying out this investigation. what do you want them to remember about your paper? • Refer back to problem posed. introduction or discussion • REMEMBER: In the conclusion. List of references The list of references contains all works cited in the written assignment (books. journals. 3 . the entries should be ordered according to the surname of the author. new interpretations. Entries in the list are ordered alphabetically.Conclusions: • What is the strongest and most important statement that you can make from your observations? • If you met the reader at a meeting six months from now. The Harvard referencing system should be used. and. starting from the latest publication. if several books are cited by the author. and new insights that have resulted from the present work • Include the broader implications of your results • Do not repeat word for word the abstract. they should be ordered chronologically.). Internet sources etc.

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