Market Orientation in Food and Agriculture

Market Orientation in Food and Agriculture

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In the fall of 1990, the Danish government started a comprehensive research pro- gramme to improve the competitiveness of the Danish food sector: The Research and Development Programme in the Danish Food Sector (Det F!Ildevareteknologiske Forsk- nings- og Udviklingsprogram, F0TEK). The programme was based on a combination of basic research to be carried out by universities and other research institutions, and a series of collaboration projects between researchers and food companies. The programme was originally designed as a technological research programme. However, in the planning phases of the research programme, the view that the development of new technologies and products may not be sufficient to improve competitiveness made some ground. A small comer of the overall research effort was therefore set aside for market-oriented research. This comer was filled by the research programme Market-based process and product innovation in the food sector (MAPP). MAPP was a joint research programme in which researchers from several Danish universities and business schools participated; it was coordinated by the Aarhus School of Business. MAPP set out to achieve a difficult task: to conduct high quality research on various aspects of the marketing of food products, to do so in cooperation with food companies, and to win under- standing and recognition from the colleagues in the food technology departments.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 284 pages
  • 165.1 x 243.3 x 22.9mm | 603.29g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1996 ed.
  • XIV, 284 p.
  • 0792396499
  • 9780792396499

Table of contents

Part I: Introduction. 1: Market orientation, product development and competitive advantage. Part II: Generating market intelligence. 2: The systematic generation of market intelligence. 3: Analysing consumers at the aggregate level. 4: Analysing consumers at the individual level. 5: Analysing distributors at the aggregate level 6: Analysing distributors at the organisational level. 7: Case: The generation of market intelligence in a medium-sized food company. Part III: Developing market responsiveness and profitability. 8: A framework for understanding market responsiveness. 9: Short- and medium-term product and process development. 10: Long-term development of firm and industry. 11: Developing supplier and customer relations. Part IV: Conclusion. 12: Market orientation and agriculture: summary, implications and research perspectives. References. Index.
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Review quote

`The strength of the book lies in the way it develops a conceptual framework ...
... a valuable contribution to the subject of market orientation in food marketing.
... a useful reference for company managers and marketing students, particularly whose who are interested in the strategic aspects of market orientation and product development.'
European Review of Agricultural Economics
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