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OLIVEIRA, Alexandre S. de; DALLMEYER, Arno U. and ROMANO, Leonardo N.. Marketing in the pre-development process of agricultural machines: a reference model . Eng. Agríc. [online]. 2012, vol.32, n.4, pp.745-755. ISSN 0100-6916. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-69162012000400014.
The theme of the research is the development of the domain of marketing knowledge in the design of agricultural machinery. It is developed throughout the design of agricultural machinery in order to identify the corporate and customers needs and to develop strategies to satisfy these needs. The central problem of the research questions which marketing tools to apply on pre-development process of farm machinery, in order to increase the market value of the products and of the company and, consequently, generate competitive advantage to the manufacturers of agricultural machinery. As methodology, it was developed bibliographical research and multicase study of the development process of agricultural machinery developed by small, medium and large companies and the academy. As a result, a marketing reference model was elaborated for the pre-development stage of agricultural machinery, which outlines the activities, tasks, mechanisms and controls that can be used in strategic planning and in products planning of agricultural machinery manufacturers, contributing to explain the explicit knowledge in the marketing field.
Keywords : product design; agricultural mechanization; marketing techniques.