In this chapter, we extend the coverage of product decisions by exploring additional product issues facing the marketer. First, we look at how companies structure their product offerings and identify the scope of a manager’s responsibilities within this structure. Second, we spend a large part of this chapter covering the importance of new product development, including an analysis of the steps firms may follow to bring new products to market. Finally, we show once new products have been established in the market numerous factors force the marketer to adjust its product decisions. As part of this, we examine the concept of the Product Life Cycle and see how it offers valuable insight and guidance for new product decisions.
- Structure of Product Management
- Managing New Products
- Categories of New Products
- New Product Development Process
- Managing Existing Products
- The Product Life Cycle
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