Publish & Flourish: Eugene Sivadas

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Publish and Flourish is an annual event that recognizes the accomplishments of our faculty and staff who have published within the past year. In connection with the Office of Research and the University Bookstore, The UW Tacoma Library  celebrates the achievements of our campus community. In lieu of our campus closure, we will be highlighting these publications online through our blog. The UW Tacoma library purchases all faculty and staff publications to make them available to the UW community. This week we are highlighting:

Marketing Channel Strategy: An Omni-Channel Approach

Author: Eugene Sivadas, Ph.D. with Robert W. Palmatier, Louis W Stern, and Adel El-Ansary
Department: Milgard School of Business

Book Cover: Marketing Channel Strategy An Omni-Channel Approach“Marketing Channel Strategy: An Omni-Channel Approach is the first book on the market to offer a completely unique, updated approach to channel marketing. Palmatier and Sivadas have adapted this classic text for the modern marketing reality by building a model that shows students how to engage customers across multiple marketing channels simultaneously and seamlessly.

The omni-channel is different from the multi-channel. It recognizes not only that customers access goods and services in multiple ways, but also that they are likely doing this at the same time; comparing prices on multiple websites, and seamlessly switching between mobile and desktop devices. With the strong theoretical foundation that users have come to expect, the book also offers lots of practical exercises and applications to help students understand how to design and implement omni-channel strategies in reality.

Advanced undergraduate and graduate students in marketing channels, distribution channels, B2B marketing, and retailing classes will enjoy acquiring the most cutting-edge marketing skills from this book.

A full set of PowerPoint slides accompany this new edition, to support instructors.” – Routledge

Reviews (from Routledge):

Marketing Channel Strategy: An Omni-Channel Approach is fresh, insightful, and packed with information. The material is easy to read and digest and flows well. Readers will walk away with a clear understanding of the omni-channel ecosystem and how to build effective omni-channel strategies. The role and impact of omni-channels on each sector of the channel landscape is clearly laid out. The book is built on solid theoretical foundation but is very managerial at the same time.” –Rajdeep Grewal, The Townsend Family Distinguished Professor and Area Chair, Marketing Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Marketing Research, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, USA

“Marketing Channel Strategy: An Omni-Channel Approach is a very readable and updated take on a classic text. Omni-channels are growing in importance, and they fundamentally change the way firms go to market and connect with their customers. Unfortunately, however, there are few available frameworks to guide managerial decision-making in this area. This book draws on current academic research and industry practice to develop a compelling strategic framework that fills this void in the literature. The framework’s guiding principle is the idea of an omni-channel ‘ecosystem,’ and the authors apply it to a variety of different channel contexts, including wholesaling, franchising, and retailing. The book is packed with insights, and the authors do an excellent job of illustrating them with current examples.” –Jan B. Heide, Michael Lehman Distinguished Chair in Business, Wisconsin School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

“This leading textbook on marketing channels is completely redone and offers a unique take on channel marketing management in the light of the present-day reality. Marketing Channel Strategy: An Omni-Channel Approach builds a model that shows students and practicing managers how to engage and make the customer experience seamless across multiple channels. I find the chapter on international channels and base of the pyramid particularly informative, pragmatic, and interesting. The book is modular and can be used in a variety of classes including retailing, international marketing, channels, e-marketing, and marketing strategy.”–Constantine S. Katsikeas, Arnold Ziff Research Chair and Professor of Marketing and International Management, University of Leeds, UK

“Effective omni-channel management is a critical source of value and an important differential edge in the modern marketplace. Given the trends toward omni-channel ecosystems, it is key that managers and managers-in-training (i.e., students) focus more of their attention on channel management. This cutting-edge text can be a catalyst for renewed interest in channel management; it highlights the need for a greater focus on this element of the go-to-market marketing strategy.”Dhruv Grewal, Toyota Chair of Commerce and Electronic Business and Professor of Marketing, Babson College, USA

“Marketing Channel Strategy: An Omni-Channel Approach blends theory with practice-oriented examples to clearly enunciate the difference between a multi-channel and omni-channel worldview. The examples and exercises make it easy for managers and students to grasp the challenges involved in developing effective omni-channel strategies. This book can be used as a stand-alone in a distribution or channel strategy class or modules can be used in a variety of marketing classes.” –Robert Dahlstrom, Joseph Siebert Professor, Miami University, USA and Professor of Marketing, BI Norwegian Business School, Norway

Locate the print book in the UW Libraries catalog here
Learn more about the author here

The UW Tacoma Library is very proud of your accomplishments, Eugene Sivadas. Congratulations!

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