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Brand origin and country of manufacture influences on brand equity and the moderating role of brand typicality

  • Hamzaoui-Essoussi, Leila
  • Merunka, Dwight
  • Bartikowski, Boris
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    This research investigates how country macro and micro images associated with both brand origin (BO) and country of manufacture (COM) impact two main dimensions of brand equity-brand image and brand quality. Whereas BO images relate positively to both dimensions of brand equity, COM images exert an impact on brand quality, not on brand image. The typicality of the brand as a representative of the country of origin moderates the impact of BO on brand equity, such that the effects of BO on brand equity are stronger when the brand is more typical. The authors explore implications for theory and practice.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Business Research.

    Volume (Year): 64 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 9 (September)
    Pages: 973-978

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