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Market-Entry Strategies Of Startup Owners, Evgeny Tsaplin 2018 Walden University

Market-Entry Strategies Of Startup Owners, Evgeny Tsaplin

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Russia's startups fail at high rates. The purpose of this multiple case study was to understand the market-entry strategies used by accelerated startup managers to succeed in business longer than the first 3 years. The target population for this study was 3 startup owners who completed an acceleration program from the Internet Initiatives Development Fund and continued to operate businesses that generated revenue. The participants in the study were located in 3 different cities in Russia: Moscow, Saint Petersburg, and Tomsk. The conceptual framework for the study was Raheem and Akhuemonkhan's theory of enterprise development and von Bertalanffy ...


Marketing Strategies To Increase Sales In Small Family-Style Restaurant Businesses, Tammira Lucas 2018 Walden University

Marketing Strategies To Increase Sales In Small Family-Style Restaurant Businesses, Tammira Lucas

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Small business owners understand the advantages of using social media as a marketing tool; however, some of these owners do not leverage social media marketing strategies to increase sales. Small business owners who fail to implement social media marketing strategies minimizes the potential to gain new customers; thus, negatively impacting sales. The purpose of this qualitative multiple case study was to explore social media marketing strategies used by five small family-style restaurants in Maryland. Berry's relationship marketing theory was the conceptual framework for this study. Data collection included semistructured interviews, documents pertaining to social media marketing strategies, and social ...


Studying Abroad: A Travel Campaign, Flora Lindsay 2018 James Madison University

Studying Abroad: A Travel Campaign, Flora Lindsay

Senior Honors Projects, 2010-current

This project displays the steps taken in order to create a successful marketing campaign for the Center for Global Engagement at James Madison University. It explores the history of studying abroad, its perceived benefits, concerns, and existing marketing strategies. The client is studied in depth in order to create a SWOT analysis of its current state. From this research a creative strategy statement is created to better understand the target audience, competition and strategies for the campaign. The campaign idea then comes to life in the deliverables to be used by the client for marketing efforts.


What Airbnb Reviews Can Tell Us? An Advanced Latent Aspect Rating Analysis Approach, Yi Luo 2018 Iowa State University

What Airbnb Reviews Can Tell Us? An Advanced Latent Aspect Rating Analysis Approach, Yi Luo

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

There is no doubt that the rapid growth of Airbnb has changed the lodging industry and tourists’ behaviors dramatically since the advent of the sharing economy. Airbnb welcomes customers and engages them by creating and providing unique travel experiences to “live like a local” through the delivery of lodging services. With the special experiences that Airbnb customers pursue, more investigation is needed to systematically examine the Airbnb customer lodging experience. Online reviews offer a representative look at individual customers’ personal and unique lodging experiences. Moreover, the overall ratings given by customers are reflections of their experiences with a product or ...


Effective Marketing Strategies To Reach Mobile Users, Melissa R. Roy 2018 Walden University

Effective Marketing Strategies To Reach Mobile Users, Melissa R. Roy

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Reaching users on mobile devices has never been more critical for retailers given the ubiquitous use of mobile devices. U.S. consumers who shop online are using personal computers less and mobile devices more when doing so. The purpose of this single case study was to explore mobile device marketing strategies used by retail marketing leaders to reach mobile users effectively. Rogers's diffusion of innovation theory provided the conceptual framework for the study. Participants included a purposeful sample of 8 marketing managers employed by a Fortune 1000 retail organization in the Pacific Northwest. Data collected via in-person, semistructured interviews ...


Perceptions Of Word-Of-Mouth Referral Programs On Recruiting Clients, Jean Louise Goers 2018 Walden University

Perceptions Of Word-Of-Mouth Referral Programs On Recruiting Clients, Jean Louise Goers

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Abstract

Word-of-mouth (WOM) personal referrals are more efficient and influential than other forms of

advertising; however, there is a lack of information regarding the value of referral programs. The

purpose of this qualitative case study was to explore the perceptions of business owners, staff,

and customers of alternative health care organizations in a Midwestern U.S. state about efficient

referral strategies, measuring the effect of those strategies, and motivations of consumers to

make referrals. Maslow's hierarchy of needs theory of motivation and customer decision-making

theories provided the conceptual framework. The research questions addressed how industry

leaders perceived and ranked ...


Strategies For Reducing Short-Tenured Employee Attrition In The Retail Grocery Industry, Ogechi Ngemegwai 2018 Walden University

Strategies For Reducing Short-Tenured Employee Attrition In The Retail Grocery Industry, Ogechi Ngemegwai

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

The purpose of this multiple case study was to explore strategies that managers in the retail grocery industry use in reducing short-tenured employee attrition in the West Midland states in the United Kingdom. Participants were 4 store managers who had managerial experience in the retail grocery industry, worked as a retail store manager in the West Midlands, and had experience implementing effective strategies to reduce employee attrition. The Herzberg 2-factor theory was the conceptual framework. Semistructured interviews were used to collect data. Data were analyzed using Yin's 5-step data analysis process. The major themes were: training and development, enriched ...


Marketing Strategies Of International Pharmaceutical Companies In The Middle East And North Africa Region, Ali Abou Abbas 2018 Walden University

Marketing Strategies Of International Pharmaceutical Companies In The Middle East And North Africa Region, Ali Abou Abbas

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

The declines in oil and gas prices in 2014 by 50% or more led governments in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to decrease healthcare budgets correspondingly by more than 30%. The purpose of this multiple case study was to explore the marketing strategies that managers of international pharmaceutical companies have successfully implemented in the MENA region to ensure profitability after the 2014 decreases in the healthcare budgets, which followed the decline in oil and gas prices. The study involved data collection through semistructured interviews of 6 middle and executive managers working in 2 international pharmaceutical companies located ...


Strategies For Insurance Agency Managers To Retain Customers And Improve Revenue, Daniel Lee Jackson 2018 Walden University

Strategies For Insurance Agency Managers To Retain Customers And Improve Revenue, Daniel Lee Jackson

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

The cost of creating new property and casualty insurance accounts is much greater than the costs associated with sustaining current accounts. Property and casualty insurance agency managers lack strategies to retain customers, the retention of whom has been found to improve revenue. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to explore strategies for insurance agency managers to retain customers and improve revenue. The population used for the study was 4 insurance agency managers in the Northeastern United States. The conceptual framework was customer relationship management, which is a technological and organizational mechanism for buffering market instability by understanding customer ...


Mentoring Strategies To Prevent Leadership Shortfalls Among C-Suite Executives, Vernon Walter Tynes 2018 Walden University

Mentoring Strategies To Prevent Leadership Shortfalls Among C-Suite Executives, Vernon Walter Tynes

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Corporate organizations are facing a shortage of future senior management leaders. The purpose of this single case study was to explore leadership mentoring strategies used to develop future C-suite executives in the waste industry. Companies may improve business practices by mentoring future generations to understand corporate responsibilities and expectations. The target population came from a regional waste company located in central Florida. The study participants consisted of 3 C-suite executives of the company responsible for the management and mentoring of future C-suite executive mentees. The conceptual framework for this study was rooted in transformational leadership theory. Data were collected using ...


Music Artists' Strategies To Generate Revenue Through Technology, Kalilu Kamara II 2018 Walden University

Music Artists' Strategies To Generate Revenue Through Technology, Kalilu Kamara Ii

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Music streaming services are increasing, compact discs (CDs) and digital download sales are declining, and many music artists are becoming affected by this positive shift in music technology. Music streaming revenue does not compensate for the decrease in revenue from CDs and paid downloads. Based on organizational configuration theory (OCT), the purpose of this multiple case study was to explore the technology and marketing strategies that small business music artists used to generate sales revenue from the Internet. Six small business music artists who were 18 years or older with different music revenue streams participated in semistructured interviews. These small ...


Successful Marketing Strategies Employed By Traditional Am/Fm Radio Stations, Shaquilla Nicole Smith 2018 Walden University

Successful Marketing Strategies Employed By Traditional Am/Fm Radio Stations, Shaquilla Nicole Smith

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

An increase in Internet radio adverting spending is negatively affecting the revenue of traditional radio stations. Some general managers and sales directors at traditional radio stations lack marketing strategies to compete effectively with Internet radio. Grounded by the attitude toward the ad theory, the purpose of this qualitative case study was to explore marketing strategies that successful general managers and sales directors used at traditional radio stations to compete effectively with Internet radio. The population consisted of 8 general managers and sales directors at traditional radio stations located in southeast Florida, who demonstrated success in developing marketing strategies to compete ...


Marketing Strategies To Improve Online Sales, Paul Barrie Targett 2018 Walden University

Marketing Strategies To Improve Online Sales, Paul Barrie Targett

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Marketing executives of traditional retail firms who lack strategies to expand e-commerce business, can experience inhibited growth, higher transaction costs, and a loss of competitive advantage. The purpose of this qualitative single case study was to explore marketing strategies that marketing executives of a traditional retail firm used to improve online sales. Eight purposefully selected marketing executives in the head offices of a large traditional retail business in South Africa who had implemented effective marketing strategies to improve online sales participated in the study. Social exchange theory was the conceptual framework for the study. The data collection process entailed face-to-face ...


Marketing Strategies During The Product Life Cycle In The Pharmaceutical Industry, Natasa Naneva 2018 Walden University

Marketing Strategies During The Product Life Cycle In The Pharmaceutical Industry, Natasa Naneva

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Development and implementation of effective marketing strategies during various stages of product life cycle in the pharmaceutical industry are critical to an organization's successful performance in the marketplace in the 21st century. Guided by the general systems theory developed by Bertalanffy and the evolutionary systems theory developed by Laszlo and Laszlo, the purpose of this single case study was to explore best practices among marketing managers within pharmaceutical companies related to marketing strategies during various stages of product life cycle. Data were gathered via semistructured interviews with 3 purposefully selected managers who have successfully developed marketing strategies in a ...


Strategies Used By Retail Store Managers To Engage Customers, Jefferson Lee Haddox 2018 Walden University

Strategies Used By Retail Store Managers To Engage Customers, Jefferson Lee Haddox

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Between the years 2013 and 2016, e-commerce sales grew as a percent of total retail sales in the United States from 5.8% to 8.5%, an increase of $129 billion. Some brick-and-mortar (B & M) retailers struggle with maintaining the historic levels of revenue in their stores. A multiple case study design with retail store managers was used to understand what factors engage customers to shop at B & M store locations. The consumer-dominant value creation logic was the conceptual framework. Data were collected from semistructured interviews with 5 retail store managers in Texas who demonstrated successful strategies for engaging customers ...


Branding Strategies Of Service Small And Medium-Sized Enterprise Owners, Mohammed Aslamuddin Siddiquie 2018 Walden University

Branding Strategies Of Service Small And Medium-Sized Enterprise Owners, Mohammed Aslamuddin Siddiquie

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Most enterprises in the United Arab Emirates are small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs); some owners of these enterprises lack the knowledge of branding strategies to succeed financially. The purpose of this multiple case study was to explore branding strategies used by owners of some successful service SMEs. Krake's funnel model for the role of brand management in SMEs was the conceptual framework used in the study. Data were collected from semistructured interviews with a purposeful sample of 6 owners of medium-sized service enterprises who used branding strategies to improve the financial performance of their companies, and a review of ...


The Implications Of Model Body Size And Self-Congruity On Consumer Attitudes & Purchase Intention In Women's Lingerie Advertisements, Daniella M. Carnevale 2018 Rhode Island College

The Implications Of Model Body Size And Self-Congruity On Consumer Attitudes & Purchase Intention In Women's Lingerie Advertisements, Daniella M. Carnevale

Honors Projects Overview

“Real” advertising, or advertising products using more “realistically” sized models, has recently become a notable trend within the fashion and beauty industries. However, little research has been done thus far to reveal the implications of such advertising tactics on consumer attitudes and purchase intention. In other words, this study intends to answer the following question: is this emerging advertising strategy truly effective? The idea of featuring models with body dimensions that more accurately represent the consumer’s body size taps into the concept of self-congruity. Self-congruity, or the level of likeness between consumer self-concept and the typical brand-user image, presents ...


Marketing Leadership In A Knowledge Economy, Myles Bassell, Sonia Lambert 2018 CUNY Brooklyn College

Marketing Leadership In A Knowledge Economy, Myles Bassell, Sonia Lambert

Atlantic Marketing Journal

Often the most valuable assets of a marketing driven firm are intangible assets such as a brand name, intellectual capital, and the expertise and knowledge of employees. The new breed of marketing leaders understand that it is important for employees to collaborate and be engaged and that leaders must be agents of change, creative, ethical, and global thinkers who can create learning organizations. The research reveals that organizations that are going to thrive in the knowledge economy are those that have marketing leaders who can build learning organizations, encourage diversity, and ensure employees are engaged in meaningful work.


Moderating Factors On The Impact Of B Corporation Certification On Purchasing Intention, Willingness To Pay A Price Premium And Consumer Trust, Albena Ivanova, Jill Maher, Gayle Marco, Melissa Reinbold 2018 Robert Morris University

Moderating Factors On The Impact Of B Corporation Certification On Purchasing Intention, Willingness To Pay A Price Premium And Consumer Trust, Albena Ivanova, Jill Maher, Gayle Marco, Melissa Reinbold

Atlantic Marketing Journal

This study determines the impact of B Corp certification on consumers’ attitudes, consumers’ purchasing intention, and consumers’ willingness to pay price premium and investigates the moderating effect of demographics and psychographics on these relationships. A convenient sample of 133 Americans participated. Respondents were exposed to pictures of a product with and without the B Corp logo and meaning. Repeated measures on a single sample research method is applied. Findings indicate a significant overall effect of the certification with description on purchase intentions, willingness to pay a price premium and trust. Additionally, there is a significant moderating effect of consumer demographics ...


Communication And Engagement Strategies For Promoting Division Iii College Sports: An Exploratory Study, Lisa D. Spiller, Dae-Hee Kim, Matt Hettche 2018 Christopher Newport University

Communication And Engagement Strategies For Promoting Division Iii College Sports: An Exploratory Study, Lisa D. Spiller, Dae-Hee Kim, Matt Hettche

Atlantic Marketing Journal

College sports programs are embracing promotional activities that aim to create spectators and fans for live-action events. Whereas relationship marketing and fan engagement tactics are a mainstay of professional sports organizations, their inclusion within college sports programs is not ubiquitous. This study explores the promotional strategies for college sports, surveys the sports marketing literature, and presents findings from a spectator/fan questionnaire (n = 600) conducted with full-time enrolled students for a Division III college sports team. The twofold purpose of the questionnaire was to investigate what motivates student-spectators to attend men’s college basketball games and how to increase the ...


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