The marketing imagination

Front Cover
Free Press, 1986 - Business & Economics - 238 pages
4 Reviews
Prof. Ted Levitt, Editor of the Harvard Business Review, is renowned as a marketing expert. In this volume he has expanded his original 1983 publication, to recap the developing globalization debate and to respond to his critics. He has also added his famed McKinsey Award-winning essay "Marketing Myopia," and included detailed accounts of how to maximize the product life cycle and achieve the delicate balance between innovation and imitation. This provocative and challenging book is a must-read for everyone in business. Levitt's literate, thoughtful treatment takes the reader from the broadest theoretical concepts to specific how-to pointers.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

Review: Marketing Imagination

User Review  - David Musgraves - Goodreads

Pretty good, although lacking in some of the practical detail I was looking for. It may be that this book is better or more useful to someone already in marketing who is looking to refine their ... Read full review

Review: Marketing Imagination

User Review  - Bob - Goodreads

Required reading for first-year MBA course in Marketing at Graduate School of Industrial Administration, Carnegie Mellon University, Spring 1981. Read full review


Marketing and the Corporate Purpose
The Globalization of Markets
The Industrialization of Service

9 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1986)

Theodore Levitt is Editor of the "Harvard Business Review" and Edward W. Carter Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. One of the most widely read and respected figures in marketing, he is a four-time winner of the annual McKinsey Award for the best article in the "Harvard Business Review.

Bibliographic information