Examining the Relationship between Co-creation and Brand Equity in the Context of Services Brands: A Unifying Conceptualization and Operationalization

Stefan Markovic, Oriol Iglesias, Yuqian Qiu, Mehdi Bagherzadeh

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Abstrakt

Research is increasingly recognizing that by embracing co-creation, brands can achieve a multitude of organizational advantages, including customer loyalty and brand competitiveness. However, empirical insights into the relationship between co-creation and brand equity are still very scant. This is surprising because the literature acknowledges that co-creation is an emerging innovation practice, and any innovation practice should aim at boosting brand equity. Thus, this paper aims to empirically examine the influence of co-creation on brand equity, considering relevant mediating and moderating variables. Based on data collected through an online panel of 1101 customers, the hypothesized model is tested using structural equation modelling. The results show that co-creation positively influences brand equity, both directly and indirectly through recognition benefits. Alternative brand attractiveness positively moderates the effect of co-creation on recognition benefits.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelProceedings of the EMAC 2019 Annual Conference
Antal sider1
UdgivelsesstedBrussels
ForlagEuropean Marketing Academy. EMAC
Publikationsdato2019
ISBN (Trykt)9783982114606
StatusUdgivet - 2019
BegivenhedThe 48th EMAC Annual Conference 2019 - University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Tyskland
Varighed: 29 maj 201931 maj 2019
Konferencens nummer: 48
https://www.emac-2019.org/

Konference

KonferenceThe 48th EMAC Annual Conference 2019
Nummer48
LokationUniversity of Hamburg
LandTyskland
ByHamburg
Periode29/05/201931/05/2019
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Emneord

  • Co-creation
  • Brand equity
  • Recognition benefits

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