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Constructing a relationship-based brand equity model


  • Chao-Hung Wang


  • Li-Chang Hsu


  • Shyh-Rong Fang



The purpose of this study is to develop and test a model in which several aspects of the service encounter including service staff, servicescape, customer similarity, and customer interaction are taken into account simultaneously as antecedents of relationship quality and generation of brand equity. Testing the hypotheses involved two service settings, banks and department stores. The findings demonstrate that serviced staff and customer interaction have significant direct effects on brand equity. Surprisingly, four variables of service encounter have significant indirect effects through relationship quality on brand equity. Based on these findings, the implications for managers and future research are identified. Copyright Springer-Verlag 2009

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  • Chao-Hung Wang & Li-Chang Hsu & Shyh-Rong Fang, 2009. "Constructing a relationship-based brand equity model," Service Business, Springer;Pan-Pacific Business Association, vol. 3(3), pages 275-292, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:svcbiz:v:3:y:2009:i:3:p:275-292
    DOI: 10.1007/s11628-008-0062-2

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