Global Marketing

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2016-06-28
  • Publisher: Pearson

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"All good marketing is local. Global companies know this and are going "glocal".There is also a trend towards the ‘Internet of Everything’, which revolutionizes the whole marketing discipline. Svend Hollensen has captured all the latest trends very well with the new cases in his seventh edition of Global Marketing."

Philip Kotler, S. C. Johnson & Son Distinguished Professor of International Marketing, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University


In this era of increased globalisation, if there’s one textbook that today’s students and tomorrow’s marketers need to read, it’s Svend Hollensen’s world renowned text. For over fifteen years Global Marketing has been the definitive, truly international guide to marketing. During that time, borders have become ever more transient and this book more central to the work of marketers all around the world.


Now into its seventh edition, Global Marketing continues to be the most up-to-date and thorough text of its kind, with cutting-edge case studies and a focus on the impact of new technologies and perspectives on international marketing. This seventh edition expands on a number of new topics, including: shared economy solutions, social media, e-services and smartwatch app marketing, as well as many more.

It is ideal for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying international marketing, and for any practitioners who want to take their global marketing strategies to the next level.


"The world today truly is flat, and a sound global perspective is an absolute must for all students. Svend Hollensen's Global Marketing provides a thorough and comprehensive treatment that delivers on this need."

Michael R. Solomon, Professor of Marketing, Haub School of Business, Saint Joseph's University, USA, and Professor of Consumer Behaviour, University of Manchester, UK 


“The best textbook on global marketing I have come across! The case studies, many of them available online, provide an excellent basis for class discussion.”

Elisabeth Götze, Vienna University of Economics and Business


“Excellent level of detail in each chapter to support learning around strategic global marketing decisions. The video case studies are a huge bonus and really help to bring the subject alive. “

Giovanna Battiston, Senior Lecturer in Marketing, Sheffield Hallam University


Key Features include:

  • A clear part structure, organised around the five main decisions that marketing people in companies face in connection to the global marketing process
  • End of part and end of chapter case studies helping students to understand how the theory relates to real world application
  • Video case studies (available at www.pearsoned.co.uk/hollensen), showing how practitioners are using Global Marketing in their work


About the author


 Svend Hollensen is Associate Professor of International Marketing at the University of Southern Denmark and has worked as a marketing consultant for several international companies and organizations. As well as this book, he is the author of other Pearson texts, including Marketing Management and Essentials of Global Marketing.


Student resources specifically written to complement this textbook are at  www.pearsoned.co.uk/hollensen

Table of Contents


 1  Global marketing in the firm  

 2  Initiation of internationalization  

 3  Internationalization theories  

 4  Development of the firm’s international competitiveness  

   Part I Case studies


 5  Global marketing research

 6  The political and economic environment   

 7  The sociocultural environment

 8  The international market selection process   

  Part II Case studies


 9  Some approaches to the choice of entry mode

 10  Export modes

 11  Intermediate entry modes

 12  Hierarchical modes

 13  International sourcing decisions and the role of the subsupplier

Part III Case studies


 14  Product decisions   

 15  Pricing decisions and terms of doing business  

 16  Distribution decisions   

 17  Communication decisions (promotion strategies)

Part IV Case studies



 18  Cross-cultural sales negotiations  

 19  Organization and control of the global marketing programme  

Part V Case studies

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