Miklos-Thal, Jeanine (2008): Linking Reputations: The Signaling and Feedback Effects of Umbrella Branding.
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This paper develops a theory of umbrella branding as a way to link the reputations of otherwise unrelated products. I show that while umbrella branding can credibly signal positive quality correlation, there are no equilibria in which umbrella branding either fully reveals high quality, or signals negative quality correlation. Finally, whenever umbrella branding signals perfect positive quality correlation, firms that already produce high quality products have stronger incentives to invest in developing further high quality products than firms that are currently inactive or produce low quality products.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Linking Reputations: The Signaling and Feedback Effects of Umbrella Branding|
|Keywords:||reputation, umbrella branding, brand extensions, quality signaling|
|Subjects:||M - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting > M3 - Marketing and Advertising > M31 - Marketing
L - Industrial Organization > L1 - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance > L15 - Information and Product Quality; Standardization and Compatibility
|Depositing User:||Jeanine Miklós-Thal|
|Date Deposited:||12. Oct 2008 11:08|
|Last Modified:||11. Feb 2013 19:54|
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