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Explain planned economic system, direct distribution and three kinds of research

1. What is a planned economic system?
2. Name three advantages of direct distribution
3. What are the three kinds of research? Please describe each one.
4. What are the three basic jobs of all marketing managers?

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1. What is a planned economic system?

http://www.lasalle.edu/academ/sba/undergrad/bus100/E&GCH01.edited.ppt

Basically this is where the government owns and controls production

http://waukesha.uwc.edu/bus/cfischer/101/CH01.ppt#269,8,Types of Economic Systems

2. Name three advantages of direct distribution

Control over the process
Internet has made it easier to reach customers
More direct contact with customers
Suitable middlemen are not available

Some advantages of direct distribution are cost and ease of use, and unique products.

A business that primarily uses catalogs or a website to sell their goods is a good example of a direct distribution company.

3. What are the three kinds of research? Please ...

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