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The risk of ignoring management science in marketing

In the post of March 31st, I was referring to the fiftieth anniversary of Montgomery & Urban beautiful and fundamental book on management science in marketing, now unfortunately out of print. In their introduction, they had listed the six major factors that were slowing down the growth of this discipline, also known as operations research…
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The Urgent Need for Data Literacy

I have some difficulties at translating with a short and meaningful English sentence the famous Italian expression (in fact, a sort of vernacular jargon in Rome) “‘ndo cojo cojo“! It sounds like a Japanese saying, but it means something like “shooting randomly”. In the area of marketing and communication, it’s a method of aiming at…
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The usefulness of a humanistic background in data analysis

This is for all those, like me, who were so unlucky to have very bad teachers of mathematics in high school, and had to study maths more seriously at college and graduate schools, when it was too late to intimately absorb the logic and philosophy of this fundamental science. As I anticipated in the last…
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