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THE IMPORTANCE OF CORPORATE BRANDS FOR DECISION MAKING IN THE BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS CONTEXT

Nikolina Koporčić   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0001-5050-3819 ; Åbo Akademi University, School of Business and Economics, Turku, Finland
Zdravko Tolušić ; Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Faculty of Economics in Osijek, Osijek, Croatia
Zlatko Rešetar ; University of Applied Sciences Baltazar Zaprešić, Zaprešić, Croatia

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APA 6th Edition
Koporčić, N., Tolušić, Z. & Rešetar, Z. (2017). THE IMPORTANCE OF CORPORATE BRANDS FOR DECISION MAKING IN THE BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS CONTEXT. Ekonomski vjesnik, 30 (2), 429-440. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/191908
MLA 8th Edition
Koporčić, Nikolina, et al. "THE IMPORTANCE OF CORPORATE BRANDS FOR DECISION MAKING IN THE BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS CONTEXT." Ekonomski vjesnik, vol. 30, no. 2, 2017, pp. 429-440. https://hrcak.srce.hr/191908. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.
Chicago 17th Edition
Koporčić, Nikolina, Zdravko Tolušić and Zlatko Rešetar. "THE IMPORTANCE OF CORPORATE BRANDS FOR DECISION MAKING IN THE BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS CONTEXT." Ekonomski vjesnik 30, no. 2 (2017): 429-440. https://hrcak.srce.hr/191908
Harvard
Koporčić, N., Tolušić, Z., and Rešetar, Z. (2017). 'THE IMPORTANCE OF CORPORATE BRANDS FOR DECISION MAKING IN THE BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS CONTEXT', Ekonomski vjesnik, 30(2), pp. 429-440. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/191908 (Accessed 03 December 2020)
Vancouver
Koporčić N, Tolušić Z, Rešetar Z. THE IMPORTANCE OF CORPORATE BRANDS FOR DECISION MAKING IN THE BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS CONTEXT. Ekonomski vjesnik [Internet]. 2017 [cited 2020 December 03];30(2):429-440. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/191908
IEEE
N. Koporčić, Z. Tolušić and Z. Rešetar, "THE IMPORTANCE OF CORPORATE BRANDS FOR DECISION MAKING IN THE BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS CONTEXT", Ekonomski vjesnik, vol.30, no. 2, pp. 429-440, 2017. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/191908. [Accessed: 03 December 2020]

Abstracts
The purpose of this paper is to provide a deeper understanding of the importance of the corporate brand for the business-to-business (B2B) context, specifically concerning the buyer and supplier decision-making processes. The paper provides a literature review on tangible and intangible brand attributes, as well as their influence on perceived risks and emotions in decision making. The findings imply that business decision making is not solely rational, and that emotions matter a great deal. The conceptual framework thus presents the process of business decision making in which brand attributes play a focal role for both the buyer and supplier. Research implications include three aspects: the importance of corporate brands and their attributes for reducing a buyer´s perceived risks when choosing a new supplier, the role of corporate brands for strategies that suppliers are using when attracting potential buyers, and the effect of emotions on the mentioned processes. The paper offers a new comprehensive framework for studying decision-making in the B2B context and contributes to corporate branding and decision-making theory development.

Keywords
corporate brands; tangible brand attributes; intangible brand attributes; business decision-making; emotions

Hrčak ID: 191908

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/191908

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