The role of corporate identity in the higher education sector: a case study

Melewar, T. C. and Akel, Sibel (2005) The role of corporate identity in the higher education sector: a case study. Corporate Communications: An International Journal, 10 (1) . pp. 41-57. ISSN 1356-3289 [Article] (doi:10.1108/13563280510578196)


Purpose – This paper analyses the strategic intent behind the University of Warwick's corporate identity (CI) programme by using the four components of the corporate identity model developed by Melewar and Jenkins.

Design/methodology/approach – Information gathered from the interview with Ian Rowley, Director of Communication at the University of Warwick, is presented in support of the arguments. In addition, the paper refers to two further documents: “University of Warwick: Reputation Audit” and “The Corporate Identity Guide”.

Findings – Warwick's new CI is the reflection of the new management strategy which is the move from a decentralised towards a more centralised management style. In this respect the changes at Warwick represent not a one-dimensional perspective to CI but rather the first step of an evolving CI programme.

Originality/value – Application of the Melewar and Jenkins identity model in the context of a higher education sector.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): Corporate identity, corporate image, higher education
Research Areas: A. > Business School > International Management and Innovation
A. > Business School > Marketing, Branding and Tourism
A. > Business School > Strategic Marketing, Consumer Behaviour and Branding/Identity group
Item ID: 13349
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Depositing User: Devika Mohan
Date Deposited: 27 May 2014 06:46
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:30

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