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The role of benefits and transparency in shaping consumers’ green perceived value, self-brand connection and brand loyalty

Jialing Lin, Antonio Lobo and Civilai Leckie

Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, 2017, vol. 35, issue C, 133-141

Abstract: Building on the literature on green consumption, this study investigates consumers’ perceptions of a brand's green benefits (utilitarian environmental and warm glow) and green transparency on their green perceived value (GPV). In particular, this study tests the mediating role of GPV and self-brand connection on the relationships between green benefits and green transparency and brand loyalty. We used structural equation modeling to test the research model with a sample of 826 Chinese respondents. Our findings suggest that most of the hypotheses were supported. However, comparison between brands of physical goods and services indicate that the approach to develop consumers’ green value perceptions is different and that the influences of GPV and self-brand connection on brand loyalty are significantly different between these two groups of brands. Hence, it would be more effective for organizations to have diverse green branding strategies between these two groups of brands.

Keywords: Green brand; Green perceived value; Green benefits; Green transparency; Self-brand connection; Brand loyalty (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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