Complexities in markets: Introduction to the special issue

Nigel Gilbert*, Wander Jager, Guillaume Deffuant, Iqbal Adjali

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Many consumer markets display complex behavior, meaning that traditional forecasting models perform at a level that excludes practical use, for instance when predicting the market shares of new products or the effects of marketing strategies. Interaction among consumers, comprising normative influences and word-of-mouth, is one of the key processes behind this complex market behavior. The papers in this JBR Special Issue adopt a complexity approach in analyzing and managing consumer markets. This approach focuses on a general problem that is highly relevant to marketing and market dynamics: how one can describe, understand, predict and manage complex consumer markets. (C) 2007 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)813-815
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Business Research
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug-2007

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