Investigating the uses of corporate reputation and its effects on brand segmentation, brand differentiation and brand positioning evidence from the Taiwanese pharmaceutical industry

Chen, Chen-Chu Matilda and Nguyen, Bang and Melewar, T. C. and Dennis, Charles (2017) Investigating the uses of corporate reputation and its effects on brand segmentation, brand differentiation and brand positioning evidence from the Taiwanese pharmaceutical industry. International Studies of Management & Organization, 47 (3). pp. 240-257. ISSN 0020-8825

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Abstract

This study advances current knowledge on building a brand strategy that includes corporate reputation. It employs three theories – value creation, strategic resources and corporate communication – to study the uses of corporate reputation and its effect on brand segmentation, brand differentiation and brand positioning. In the context of the Taiwanese pharmaceutical industry, a sequential mixed method approach is applied and data are analyzed using PLS SEM. Findings demonstrate the relative impacts of three uses of corporate reputation (value creation, strategic resources and corporate communication) on brand image strategy (brand segmentation, brand differentiation and brand positioning) and the implications are evaluated. This study discovers that the inclusion of medicine prices is necessary and that it negatively moderates the impact of the overall uses of corporate reputation on overall brand image strategy. This research contributes empirically as one of the few that tests reputation-and-branding-building models outside the USA and Europe.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Marketing, Branding and Tourism
Item ID: 24813
Notes on copyright: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Studies of Management & Organization on 09/06/2018, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/00208825.2017.1318019
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Depositing User: Charles Dennis
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2018 09:50
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2018 04:04
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/24813

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