The effect of customer-brand relationship investments on customer engagement

An imperative for sustained competitiveness

Zuraidah Zainol, Norjaya Mohd Yasin, Nor Asiah Omar, Nik Mohd Hazrul Nik Hashim, Juliana Osman

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Abstract

Using the extended Resource Investment Model, this study investigated the effect of customerbrand investments in building a strong customer engagement. Data were collected from a sample of 200 mobile phone customers using self-administered questionnaire, and analyzed through the utilization of multiple linear regressions analysis. The findings revealed that investments in customer and brand relationship significantly induce the customer to be engaged to a brand. Besides, the findings indicated that customer investment partially mediates the relationship between perceived brand investment and customer engagement. This study is one of the first to test the applicability of resource investment model in the context of customer-brand relationship. It concentrated on customers' perception of their relationships with mobile phone brand in the Malaysia's context. Accordingly, this study provides useful insight for companies in developing a strong customer-brand relationship; and consequently to sustain their competitiveness.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJurnal Pengurusan
Volume44
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Brand relationship
Customer engagement
Competitiveness
Mobile phone
Resources
Customer perception
Regression analysis
Malaysia
Questionnaire
Multiple linear regression
Customer relationship

Keywords

  • Customer engagement
  • Customer-brand relationship
  • Mobile phone brand
  • Relationship investment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Accounting
  • Business and International Management

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The effect of customer-brand relationship investments on customer engagement : An imperative for sustained competitiveness. / Zainol, Zuraidah; Yasin, Norjaya Mohd; Omar, Nor Asiah; Nik Hashim, Nik Mohd Hazrul; Osman, Juliana.

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