The impact of customer experience on brand equity in a business-to-business services setting
2010 (English)In: Journal of Brand Management, ISSN 1350-231X, Vol. 17, 446-458 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The main purpose of the study is to investigate the impact of customer experience on brand equity in a business-to-business (B2B) services setting. The conceptual model illustrates the impact of customer experience on the formation of brand equity, which is assessed through a hierarchy of effects between brand awareness, brand associations, perceived quality and brand loyalty. Structural equation modeling is used to test the proposed model in the B2B setting. The findings of the study indicate that customer experience has a positive effect on the four dimensions of brand equity. The study provides marketing managers with a clear understanding of how customer experience affects brand equity in the B2B context. The study portrays the importance of creating a positive customer experience through a direct interaction of customers with the company and its brand. The study advances the current state of knowledge by analyzing the impact of customer experience on all dimensions of brand equity and by including a hierarchy of effects between different dimensions in one conceptual model.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Palgrave Macmillan , 2010. Vol. 17, 446-458 p.
brand equity, customer experience, business-to-business, brand management
Research subject Business Studies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-39466DOI: 10.1057/bm.2009.37OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-39466DiVA: diva2:392801