Advertising standardization's positive impact on the bottom line: A model of when and how standardization improves financial and strategic performance.

Building on Zou and Cavusgil's (2002) global marketing strategy (GMS) framework, the authors propose a structural model of advertising standardization that explores (1) the factors that encourage firms to engage in standardized advertising; and (2) the impact of advertising standardization on advertising effectiveness, as well as on two measures of firm performance. Results from a survey of Japanese and U.S. subsidiaries operating in the European Union (EU) provide support for the model. They also suggest that standardized advertising does enhance a firm's financial and strategic performance, provided that the external environment and internal resources of the firm are conducive to standardization.

Main Author: Okazaki, Shintaro.
Other Authors: Taylor, Charles., Zou, Shaoming.
Format: Villanova Faculty Authorship
Language: English
Published: 2006
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