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MERLOT II


    

Peer Review


The Market-led Organization

by The Open University
 

Ratings

Overall Rating:

4.5 stars
Content Quality: 4.25 stars
Effectiveness: 4.75 stars
Ease of Use: 4.25 starsstar
Reviewed: Apr 17, 2011 by Business Editorial Board
Overview: This online textbook/course is presented as a unit for a marketing class. "Marketing means different things to different people. How do you decide who to aim a campaign at? If you already have a background in marketing, this unit will improve your understanding of market orientation and (going to market). It also assesses the importance of managing key internal and external relationships." The unit is divided into two sections: Understanding marketing orientation and Managing a market-led organiztion.
Learning Goals: Understand the concept of market orientation and apply it in several activities and cases
Target Student Population: Undergraduate or graduate marketing class
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills: Marketing basics
Type of Material: Open textbook
Recommended Uses: Individual work outside of class, as a supplement or resource.
Technical Requirements: Browser

Evaluation and Observation

Content Quality

Rating: 4.25 stars
Strengths: It is a scholarly source for information on market orientation. It contains several examples, activities, and cases.
Concerns: Its use is straight-forward – it is a module in a marketing class.

Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool

Rating: 4.75 stars
Strengths: This is a very good teaching tool. The module contains activities that reinforce the concepts and have students engage with and apply the material. There are also short cases that demonstrate the concepts. This website is very effective. Resources were readily available and easy to access.
Concerns: None

Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty

Rating: 4.25 stars
Strengths: The module is very easy to use and the interface is intuitive.
Concerns: It is mostly text and visually somewhat drab, but there are some visuals.