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Why People (Don't) Buy

The Go and Stop Signals


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Why People (Don't) Buy by A. Chakravarti
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Full of practical diagrams and maps, as well as international case studies, this book offers a unique and extensively-tested 'GO-STOP Signal Framework', which allows managers to better understand why consumers are not buying their products and what can be done to put this right.

Author Biography

Amitav Chakravarti is Professor of Marketing at the Department of Management, London School of Economics and Political Science, and wrote part of the book when visiting the Sloan School of Management, MIT. Currently he is on the faculty of University of California, Riverside. Prior to his appointment at LSE, he was an Associate Professor at the Stern School of Business, New York University. He received his PhD from the University of Florida (Go Gators!) and his research has been published in leading journals like Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Consumer Psychology, and Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. He was awarded the Google-WPP Marketing Research Award and the Marketing Science Institute (MSI) Young Scholar Award, and named among the 'Top 10' instructors at the Department of Management, LSE. Chakravarti spends a lot of his time in the concrete jungles of New York City, but still misses his childhood days growing up near a Rhino reserve. Manoj Thomas is Associate Professor of Marketing and Director of Business Simulation Lab at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. He trains MBA students and executives to identify and test powerful consumer insights. Thomas has received the Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching. He holds a PhD in marketing from the Stern School of Business at New York University. His specialization is consumer psychology. His research has been published in the Journal of Consumer Research, the Journal of Marketing Research, Marketing Science and Psychological Science. Thomas has received several research fellowships, has been nominated an MSI Young Scholar, and is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Consumer Psychology. He lives in the idyllic town of Ithaca, NY with his charming wife and two sons.
Release date Australia
April 13th, 2016
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
1st ed. 2015
XV, 223 p.
Palgrave Macmillan
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