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Perceived corporate credibility as the emergent property of corporate reputation’s transmission process

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  • Balboni, Bernardo

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Starting from the analysis of corporate reputation construct, this research focuses on the emergent property of corporate reputation process that results from individual corporate image’s transmission within a informal network where various actors interact. This emergent property is conceptualised as perceived corporate credibility. The aim of this paper is to test the influence of individual cognitive structure - i.e. corporate associations - and the third party’s interaction on the corporate credibility perceived by individual decision-makers within customer’s organization. The theoretical model is examined in a particular business-to-business context: business catering supplying relationships.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 7944.

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Date of creation: 15 Jan 2008
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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:7944

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Keywords: corporate reputation; corporate associations ; perceived corporate credibility; business-to-business relationships;

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