Double standard or sensible positioning: what factors influence consumers authenticity evaluation of off-shore manufactured brands?
Liu, Martin Jen-Yuan and Wang, Qing (2009) Double standard or sensible positioning: what factors influence consumers authenticity evaluation of off-shore manufactured brands? In: Association for Consumer Research Asia-Pacific Conference, Hyderabad, India., Jan 2-4th, 2009. Published in: Asia-Pacific Advances in Consumer Research, Vol.8 pp. 44-46.Full text not available from this repository.
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This paper proposes that in the situation of off-shore manufactured brands where indexical authenticity is inherently low, higher authenticity evaluation can be managed and communicated via marketing positioning strategy that takes into account both brand type and consumer expertise and utilizes cues from different dimensions of authenticity. In two experimental studies we found that: (1) a brand elicits higher authenticity evaluation when paired with incongruent marketing positioning images than when paired with congruent marketing positioning images and (2) consumers’ expertise significantly influence their ability to process brand attributes, which in turn affects their authenticity evaluation of the brand. The findings have important implications for market positioning and brand management.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (Paper)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HF Commerce|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Marketing & Strategic Management
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School
|Journal or Publication Title:||Asia-Pacific Advances in Consumer Research|
|Publisher:||Association for Consumer Research|
|Page Range:||pp. 44-46|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Conference Paper Type:||Paper|
|Title of Event:||Association for Consumer Research Asia-Pacific Conference|
|Type of Event:||Conference|
|Location of Event:||Hyderabad, India.|
|Date(s) of Event:||Jan 2-4th, 2009|
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