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Reconceptualizing brand identity in a dynamic environment

Da Silveira, C.; Lages, C. and Simões, C. (2013). Reconceptualizing brand identity in a dynamic environment. Journal of Business Research, 66(1) pp. 28–36.

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Abstract

Brand identity definitions predominately take a unilateral and aspirational perspective—what managers want the brand to be—while emphasizing the need for stability over time. The increasingly dynamic environment and the rising role of consumers as co-contributors to brand construction and development demand rethinking this perspective. This paper seeks to advance the established conceptualization of brand identity by revising the definition and proposing brand identity as dynamic, constructed over time through mutually influencing inputs from managers and other social constituents (e.g., consumers). Drawing on a seminal definition from the field of sociology, underpinning the socially constructed nature of identity, the authors propose an innovative managerial framework that challenges established approaches of brand identity, within the new market context.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2011 Elsevier Inc.
ISSN: 0148-2963
Keywords: brand identity; self-identity; brand management; consumer–brand relationship
Academic Unit/Department: Open University Business School
Item ID: 31649
Depositing User: Claudia Simões
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2012 10:23
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2013 17:53
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/31649
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