7th Edition

The Strategy and Tactics of Pricing A Guide to Growing More Profitably

    360 Pages 73 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    360 Pages 73 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    360 Pages 73 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Strategy and Tactics of Pricing is the most well-established and influential strategic pricing text available, relied on by practitioners and students globally as a core guide for value-based pricing. The book explains how to balance the ability to create and extract value through from markets by managing pricing decisions in a more strategic and profitable manner. Rather than calculating prices to cover costs or to achieve sales goals, readers will learn to frame more strategic choices that proactively influence customer perceptions of value, manage internal costs, and profitably shift demand curves.

    This edition features new discussions on harnessing concepts from behavioral economics as well as a refined "value cascade" to help organize the topics covered in this book. Readers will also benefit from:

    • Major revisions to more than a third of the chapters, including an expanded discussion of the role of artificial intelligence and machine learning analytics tools to assist in the evaluation of new pricing opportunities
    • Discussion of many of the new pricing and revenue-recognition models such as consumption-based pricing, outcomes-based pricing, and others
    • An expanded discussion on "Special Topics in Pricing" that cover many of the transformative pricing moves successful companies have made in the past few years in response to major disruptive forces such as the pandemic as well as re-emergent inflation
    • In-chapter textboxes and call-out to highlight different "pricing concepts in action" using actual examples of companies addressing market challenges
    • Chapter summaries and visual aids to help the reader better understand the ideas and concepts presented throughout this book

    This comprehensive, managerially-focused text is a must-read for students and professionals with an interest in strategic price management and achieving commercial excellence for their organizations. Additional online resources include PowerPoint slides and an instructor’s manual, including exercises, mini-cases, and examination questions.

    1. Strategic Pricing 2. Economic Value 3. Price and Value Communication 4. Price Structure 5. Pricing Policy 6. Price Competition 7. Price Level 8. Measurement of Price Sensitivity 9. Financial Analysis 10. Specialized Strategies 11. Creating a Strategic Pricing Capability 12. Ethics and the Law


    Thomas T. Nagle, Ph.D., was a Professor at the University of Chicago and at Boston University when he authored the first edition of The Strategy and Tactics of Pricing (1987). In the nearly four decades since, his experience as a pricing consultant, author, and trainer is reflected in subsequent editions. He founded the Strategic Pricing Group which became part of Monitor in 2005 and Monitor Deloitte in 2011. Dr. Nagle is now semi-retired and living in Miami, FL.

    Georg Müller, Ph.D., is a Managing Director at Deloitte Consulting, specializing in driving top-line margin improvement through strategic pricing. He leads the firm’s pricing and revenue management practice. He has been a colleague and collaborator with Dr. Nagle for over two decades and is the lead author of this revised edition. He also leads executive development programs on strategic pricing at leading universities.

    Evert Gruyaert is a Principal with Deloitte Consulting in the Customer Strategy practice. His work focuses on creating organic growth strategies through analytics, pricing, trade promotion management, and sales effectiveness. He is a frequent guest lecturer at business schools and conferences and has published articles in multiple journals.

    "Excellently written with detailed examples, this book is a must-read for managers wanting to understand the principles behind building a sound pricing strategy. The updated edition adds in materials from current topics that will resonate strongly with all pricing practitioners." Rajeeve Kaul, Corporate Vice President – Global Pricing Officer, McDonald’s Corporation

    "Still the best pricing book on the planet! The go-to resource for pricing success – powerful, practical, and profitable!" Mark Bergen, James D. Watkins Chair in Marketing, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota

    "The Strategy and Tactics of Pricing is my go-to resource for any type of pricing challenge. It presents a balance of theory and practice and offers pragmatic guidance for pricing professionals and business leaders in today’s rapidly changing environment. I have applied the learnings from this book in hyper-competitive markets and it proved its power every time." Annie X. Wang, Director, Pricing & Analytics, PPG Industries

    "The Strategy and Tactics of Pricing is a must-read book for professionals in Revenue Management, Sales Enablement, Pricing, and related business fields. The 7th edition includes new information on incorporating today’s economic uncertainty, inflationary pressures, reexamining value propositions, and it also has great case studies to give you and your team the skills necessary to thrive." Kevin Mitchell, President, The Professional Pricing Society, Inc.

    "The outcomes for our commercial teams and enterprises deploying The Strategy and Tactics of Pricing have been and continue to be critical to the success of our multiple businesses. The 7th edition builds on the fundamentals of the excellent previous editions with additional strategies for success in the volatile '20's." Lynn Guinn, Global Strategic Pricing Leader, Commercial Excellence COE, Cargill