Erscheinungsdatum: 08/2008, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: A Comparative Study of Research Methodology, Titelzusatz: A comparison of paper based surveys delivered via direct mail with web based surveys delivered via email using a sample population of engineers., Autor: Lightfoot William, Verlag: VDM Verlag, Sprache: Englisch, Rubrik: Wirtschaft // Werbung, Marketing, Seiten: 136, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 219 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
With the explosion of SPAM mail and the proliferation of viral marketing campaigns, the factors affecting the rapid transmission of messages becomes more and more important. This research study focused on the impact of source characteristics and of providing consumers with additional motivations to act in propagating viral word-of-mouth. Ihe influence of strong ties and demographic and perceptual homophily are discussed in their role in encouraging people to view websites, forward e-mail messages, and try out new products. To complement these source characteristics, the presence of motivations to act such as offering discounts, providing entertainment value, and having a link to online communities was also explored.
The study focused on the amount of personalized print produced by printing companies in Europe, the challenges these printers are facing when producing personalized jobs, and how the market for personalized printing in Europe differs from that in the US. Personalization is a marketing tactic in which various media channels are used to send a personalized message to a consumer or client based on their interests. Personalized print one media channel that can be used in the marketing mix is divided among different applications such as mail merge, transactional print, versioning, moderate personalized print and highly personalized print. An online survey was distributed to printing companies across Europe via the International Confederation of Printing and Allied Industries (Intergraf). A total of 37 printing companies participated in this study.
Internet advertising is a very fast growing area which is providing companies a new channel of communication that can create closer yet more cost effective relationships with customers in sales, marketing and customer support. As consumers perceptions and attitudes toward Internet advertising are prominent factors affecting their buying behavior, this study has delineated this area for a detailed investigation by examining the relationship between demographics, Internet usage patterns, and attitudes toward Internet advertising. The present study explains comprehensively software professionals attitudes toward Internet advertising in the light of pros and cons of five different forms of Internet advertisements such as pop-up, banner, e-mail, floating and interstitial. The study considered software professionals as a sample because of their nature of job, high browsing skills, and income. The survey was conducted in India which is at fourth place in Internet users population. Thus, the results of the study would be useful to online marketers and advertisers in formulating appropriate marketing strategies so as to exploit fully the vast potential of Internet media.
This study aims to broaden the scope of export promotion knowledge by incorporating satisfaction with export promotion programs, export marketing strategy, and export performance into an integrated model and empirically investigating the direct and indirect impacts of satisfaction with export promotion programs on firms export performance. To improve the effectiveness of export promotion programs, this study offers a new perspective to the analysis called perceived gap , and it applies satisfaction theory to operationalize this concept. Level of satisfaction refers to how well the export promotion programs deal with the export activities that exporters find important. The size of the perceived gap is then related to the export success of firms. Large perceived gaps indicate that the government assistance program does not match firms expectations, and they do not consider the programs helpful. This study is specifically concerned with manufacturing firms that export noncommodity products, and with trading firms. A mail survey was conducted to obtain primary data from Thai exporting firms from 13 industries.
Diploma Thesis from the year 2002 in the subject Computer Science - Miscellaneous, grade: 1,0, University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld (unbekannt), language: English, abstract: Inhaltsangabe:Abstract:Language learning software has been available on the market for a couple of years. So far the most common form of delivering the product is a CD-Rom. The Internet offers not only the possibility to deliver this product in an immaterial way, but also to add new features to it.The goal of the thesis is to find out, which additional features an online offered language learning software must possess, to satisfy the needs of the customer. This task is part of the so called new product development process. It is a very complex process and refers to all departments of a company, even though, for a long time it has been considered to be only the job of the R & D department. But to solve the above mentioned task, the technical component, of new product development is not important. For this piece of work only the point of view of the marketing department is important, as it is their duty to observe the market expectations. Therefore this thesis only covers the first part of new product development, the opportunity identification, and partly the design.Firstly the different environments were studied and secondary data were collected. A main part of the secondary data were delivered by a European Union study from the year 2000. This research was focused on the knowledge and habits of EU inhabitants regarding foreign languages. After the examination of the available secondary data, the required primary data were collected, to find out how the single features satisfy the requirements of the target group. Other secondary data were delivered by pedagogical departments of universities. They researched and evaluated, from the pedagogical point of view, possible online features like e-mail, newsgroups and chats, videoconferences, downloadable video / audio files and up to date articles.This thesis objective is to find out, how these possible features meet the requirements of the customer, or to be more precise of the target group. Therefore the target group had to be defined. Defined by profession, the target group consist of: Students in higher education and universities, managers and White Collar Workers.Thanks to the secondary data, the needs of the target group are known. To obtain the required primary data, on how the possible product features satisfy the market needs, a questionnaire was designed. The interviews took place in two countries and at international courses in order to be able to consider domestic differences. The universities were: The University of Applied Science, Bielefeld, Germany and the Universidade do Minho, Braga Portugal.The results were analysed and afterwards the few available offers, of online language learning products, were evaluated according to the obtained results. Resulting from this work one can state that there is a general positive attitude of the respondents regarding the new possible features, even though different attitude groups exist.The features that are considered to be the most valuable and helpful ones are E-mail, newsgroups and Chat and Downloadable Video / Audio files . At present there is not even a handful of companies, which are offering one or all of the new possible features, on the Internet. This means the entry barrier for this emerging market is still very low and that makes this market quite attractive.Inhaltsverzeichnis:Table of Contents:1.)Executive Summary42.)Introduction6a.)A General outline of the development in Europe6b.)Elearning of foreign languages7c.)The part of New Product Development83.)Literature Review9a.)Introduction9b.)Elearning from the pedagogical point of View9c.)Problems of New Product Development11i....
Based on a variety of methods such as interviews, questionnaires, and corpus-based research, the book investigates the impact of electronic mail on several aspects of organizational behavior. These include, among other fields, e-mail marketing, customer relationship management, and hierarchical structures. Furthermore, the thesis presents research findings which show that diligence - or the lack thereof - can still win - or lose - contracts even in the age of electronic communication. The study deals exclusively with native-speaker communication to exclude any distortions deriving from non-native language problems and inaccuracies. Finally, mainstream e-mail guidelines are examined and compared to the way in which they are handled and perceived in real business life.
Master's Thesis from the year 2011 in the subject Business economics - Marketing, Corporate Communication, CRM, Market Research, Social Media, grade: 1,0, Edinburgh Napier University, language: English, abstract: The main purpose of this dissertation is to investigate how Public Relationsare currently used as a communication tool within the UK budget airline industry, and how the student segment in the UK corresponds to these measures. To gain a holistic understanding of the topic, facts on the UK air transport market are introduced briefly, with a special regard to the two leading budget airlines, Ryanair and EasyJet. Furthermore, the importance of PR for the airline industry is addressed and the research aims defined.To provide the theoretical background for the conducted research, chapter two focuses on scientific theory, highlighting the areas of Public Relations, Consumer Behaviour and Budget Airlines in particular. By choosing the deductive research approach, nine hypotheses could be developed to contribute to the overall aims and build a basis for the primary research. The latter is an online survey, using the convenient sampling method among the student body of Edinburgh Napier University. Results of the primary research are analysed using SPSS statistical software, conducting frequency distributions, descriptive statistics and chi-square tests.With regards to the main findings it may be said that price is the most crucial decision factor and thus the strongest communication tool. In addition, there is a shift of recognized communication efforts, away from classic channels as TV or direct mail and towards the corporate homepage and E-Mails, which may be used in a low frequency as to not be perceived as disturbing. All in all, price seems to be more important than service, at least within the student segment. Beside that, the reputation of an airline seems to be important to the respondents, which underlines the need for proper communication efforts. In respect of the limitations and options for further research, there is room to repeat the study with a larger group of participants who are all born and raised in the UK to gain more detailed results. The use of E-Mail in terms of content and frequency might be the most interesting field for future research, as the Internet will be the communication tool of the future.
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