Decoding the complexity of the consumer-based brand equity process

Chatzipanagiotou, K. , Veloutsou, C. and Christodoulides, G. (2016) Decoding the complexity of the consumer-based brand equity process. Journal of Business Research, 69(11), pp. 5479-5486. (doi: 10.1016/j.jbusres.2016.04.159)

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Brand equity is a valuable (intangible) asset for firms. Research examines brand equity from the side of consumers, firms, or other stakeholders. Consumer-based brand equity focuses on consumers and represents positive business outcomes. Despite its importance, most extant literature focuses on brand equity as a construct, thus failing to recognize the complexity of the phenomenon. This study uses complexity theory and fuzzy set qualitative comparative analysis to put forth an empirically validated framework that shows consumerbased brand equity as a dynamic and sequential process consisting of three blocks: Brand building, brand understanding, and brand relationships. This study provides insights into the creation process of brand equity, and helps progress the discussion from a focus on brand equity as a construct to a focus on brand equity as a process.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Chatzipanagiotou, Dr Kalliopi and Christodoulidis, Professor George and Veloutsou, Professor Cleopatra
Authors: Chatzipanagiotou, K., Veloutsou, C., and Christodoulides, G.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management
Journal Name:Journal of Business Research
ISSN (Online):0148-2963
Published Online:06 June 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 Elsevier
First Published:First published in Journal of Business Research 69(11): 5479-5486
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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