Country-Of-Origin and Perceived Product Quality: Comparison between Chinese and British consumers

xia, dan (2007) Country-Of-Origin and Perceived Product Quality: Comparison between Chinese and British consumers. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

When consumers come across same products manufactured in different countries, they must make a purchasing decision taking into account of different factors. Their decision to purchase a particular product originating from a specific country may be influenced by the fame that country enjoys with producing particular products or by the reputation the specific brand name enjoys in that country. This research was carried out to examine the influence of Country-of-Origin (COO) information on Chinese and British customers buying behaviours and how they perceive the quality of products made in specific countries. The findings are aimed to assist international marketing manager to realize the different consumer perceptions toward COO information between developed and developing countries, and consequently establish more efficient marketing strategies to Chinese market.

The findings suggest that COO is a particularly important tool in marketing foreign products to Chinese consumers. For companies in countries enjoying a positive COO image in China, they may target their promotional efforts at highlighting sourcing country information, while companies in other countries that have a less favorable COO image, they may want to stress and build up a stronger brand image for their products instead of relying on or emphasizing the COO information.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Keywords: COO,Brand Name, Perceived Product Quality
Depositing User: EP, Services
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2008
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2016 09:36
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/21249

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