Research Output

Global brand market-entry strategy to manage corporate reputation.

  Purpose – This paper aims to present a case for the practical management of corporate reputation, in relation to two groups of concepts: communication, identity, and trust; and communication, identity, and image.

Design/methodology/approach – A review of the current knowledge of corporate reputation, personality, identity, and image leads to development of a strategy framework to enhance/protect corporate reputation. A case study involving a corporate logo introduced into a developed market by an emerging multinational corporation (EMNC) is presented.

Findings – The paper identifies that credibility and trust are significant elements which must be managed and communicated to maintain the firm's corporate image and reputation.

Originality/value – A conceptual model is presented illustrating a series of internal and external factors affecting communication and trust, which influence the customer and assist in shaping corporate reputation. The case of the EMNC Chinese corporation Haier to introduce its brand into a developed market may enlighten others pursuing this path.




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  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    30 November 2008

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Emerald Group Publishing

  • DOI:

    10.1108/10610420910957807

  • ISSN:

    1061-0421

  • Library of Congress:

    HF Commerce

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    658 General management

Citation

Omar, M., Williams, J. & Lingelbach, D. (2008). Global brand market-entry strategy to manage corporate reputation. Journal of Product and Brand Management. 18, 177-187. doi:10.1108/10610420910957807. ISSN 1061-0421

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Keywords

Brand image; Communication; Multinational companies; Trust; Business management

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