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Introspecting the spiritual nature of a brand divorce

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  • Sussan, Fiona
  • Hall, Richard
  • Meamber, Laurie A.

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This introspective piece focuses on a brand divorce that was not deliberate, but rather, was the positive consequence of a spiritual transformation through meditation. From the perspective of the author who was introspecting, the brand divorce was a result of the self-transformation. The paper contributes to the literature on brand relationships, and self-transformational consumer research. The work brings attention to unintentional, consumer-initiated, brand–person relationship dissolution.

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  • Sussan, Fiona & Hall, Richard & Meamber, Laurie A., 2012. "Introspecting the spiritual nature of a brand divorce," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 65(4), pages 520-526.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jbrese:v:65:y:2012:i:4:p:520-526
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jbusres.2011.02.031
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    1. Fetscherin, Marc & Heinrich, Daniel, 2015. "Consumer brand relationships research: A bibliometric citation meta-analysis," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 68(2), pages 380-390.

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