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An integrative framework of corporate brand equity

An integrative framework of corporate brand equity Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to propose an integrated conceptual framework showing how corporate brand equity is generated. It builds upon a number of previous studies which have focused upon specific aspects of brand equity and integrates these within a more comprehensive model. Design/methodology/approach – The paper is based upon a review and integration of the corporate branding, consumer psychology and strategy literatures. Findings – The result is the construction of a number of sub‐models and an overall proposed framework which integrates internal and external determinants of consumer‐based corporate brand equity and combines these within a comprehensive framework. The model encompasses internal, company‐determined, variables, a Stimulus‐Organism‐Response model, the stakeholder cognitive perception process, a number of mediating variables such as corporate performance, industry sector and internationality, and the resulting impact upon corporate reputation and brand equity. Research limitations/implications – From this conceptual paper, further work can be developed for empirical validation. Practical implications – The paper sets out to integrate academic and practitioner work and both internal (company) dimensions with external (consumer/stakeholder) dimensions. Originality/value – The originality of the work is that it is both comprehensive and it puts forward an integrative model which goes beyond previous work which has focused upon specific aspects of corporate brand value. It also analyses the links between the different constructs and the directions of causality and influence. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png EuroMed Journal of Business Emerald Publishing

An integrative framework of corporate brand equity

EuroMed Journal of Business , Volume 7 (3): 13 – Sep 14, 2012

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2012 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1450-2194
DOI
10.1108/14502191211265307
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to propose an integrated conceptual framework showing how corporate brand equity is generated. It builds upon a number of previous studies which have focused upon specific aspects of brand equity and integrates these within a more comprehensive model. Design/methodology/approach – The paper is based upon a review and integration of the corporate branding, consumer psychology and strategy literatures. Findings – The result is the construction of a number of sub‐models and an overall proposed framework which integrates internal and external determinants of consumer‐based corporate brand equity and combines these within a comprehensive framework. The model encompasses internal, company‐determined, variables, a Stimulus‐Organism‐Response model, the stakeholder cognitive perception process, a number of mediating variables such as corporate performance, industry sector and internationality, and the resulting impact upon corporate reputation and brand equity. Research limitations/implications – From this conceptual paper, further work can be developed for empirical validation. Practical implications – The paper sets out to integrate academic and practitioner work and both internal (company) dimensions with external (consumer/stakeholder) dimensions. Originality/value – The originality of the work is that it is both comprehensive and it puts forward an integrative model which goes beyond previous work which has focused upon specific aspects of corporate brand value. It also analyses the links between the different constructs and the directions of causality and influence.

Journal

EuroMed Journal of BusinessEmerald Publishing

Published: Sep 14, 2012

Keywords: Corporate branding; Brand identity; Corporate brand equity; Branding

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