Product and Services Management

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SAGE Publications, Apr 27, 2006 - Business & Economics - 270 pages
Product and Services Management provides a holistic approach to the study of product and services management. Authors George Avlonitis and Paulina Papastathopoulou look at the key milestones within a product's or service life cycle and considers in detail three crucial areas within product management, namely product/service portfolio evaluation, new product/service development and product/service elimination. Based on research conducted in Europe and North America, this book includes revealing cases studies that will help students make important connections between theory and practice.

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Professor George J. Avlonitis PhD is Chairman at the Department of Marketing and Communication at the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB). He is also Director of both the Marketing Laboratory (The Athens Laboratory for Research in Marketing - A.LA.R.M.) and the Postgraduate Program “Marketing and Communication with New Technologies” of the same Department.

Dr. Paulina Papastathopoulou is an Assistant Professor of Marketing in the Department of Marketing and Communication of the Athens University of Economics and Business. She received her B.Sc., M.B.A. and Ph.D. from the Athens University of Economics and Business. Her research interests include product policy and especially new product/service development, brand alliances of companies and non-profit organisations, social corporate responsibility and consumer behaviour. Her work has been published in the proceedings of International Conferences like EMAC, AMS and AMA, as well as various journals including the Journal of Product Innovation Management, Industrial Marketing Management, European Journal of Marketing and Journal of Services Marketing among others. In collaboration with other colleagues she has published three books in Greek and one book in English (Sage Publications, London). In addition, she has been involved in a considerable number of consulting as well as EU-funded projects. Dr. Papastathopoulou is a member of the Greek ?arketing Academy and the European Marketing Academy, in which she has been elected as National Representative of Greece for the periods 2007-2010 and 2010-2013. She is also appointed as Editor of the EMAC Newsletter (2008-2010).

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