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Ethics in E-Marketing: A Marketing Mix Perspective

Ethics in E-Marketing: A Marketing Mix Perspective
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Author(s): Erkan Özdemir (Uludag University, Turkey)
Copyright: 2010
Pages: 15
Source title: Ethical Issues in E-Business: Models and Frameworks
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Daniel E. Palmer (Kent State University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-615-5.ch008


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Some of the ethical issues experienced in traditional marketing practices are encountered in those of e-marketing as well. However, e-marketing practices raise specific new and different ethical issues as well. For instance, new forms of dynamic pricing, spam email advertising, and the use of tracking cookies for commercial purposes have all raised ethical issues. These issues can be examined from the perspective of such components of the traditional marketing mix as product, price, place and promotion, which are under the control of marketing executives. As such, an awareness of the ethical issues in e-marketing under the control of marketing executives is central to the realization of an ethical climate in e-businesses. The aim of this chapter is to present a critical analysis of ethical issues in e-commerce in relation to the marketing mix. The topics discussed within this framework will be enlightening for the ethical decision making process and practices of e-marketing.

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