Marketing research has experienced a resurgence with the widespread use of the Internet and the popu

Jun 21st, 2015
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Marketing research has experienced a resurgence with the widespread use of the Internet and the popularity of social networking. It is easier than ever before for companies to connect directly with customers and collect individual information that goes into a computer database to be matched with other pieces of data collected during unrelated transactions. The way a company conducts its market research these days can have serious ethical repercussions, impacting the lives of consumers in ways that have yet to be fully understood. Further, companies can be faced with a public backlash if their market research practices are perceived as unethical.The ease with which a company can access and gather data about its customers can lead to deceptive practices and dishonesty in the company's research methods. For this Discussion Board please discuss unethical practices in marketing research AND what can management do to avoid/discourage this type of behavior? answer this question, only needs

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Unethical practices do arise when data is collected for marketing and promotion with the help of Internet or social networking sites. While collecting information online, people need to login with ID and password. This sometimes allows hackers to access the accounts. Moreover companies have access t

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