|dc.creator||Lin, C.-P.;Huang, C.-J.;Lin, H.-M.;Chuang, C.-M.||-|
|dc.description.abstract||Purpose: Country of origin has profound effects on consumer behavior; yet few studies have examined an antecedent of these effects: why some countries enjoy a positive image while others suffer a negative one. Developing an institutional theory of country image, the authors argue that weak legal institutions at the country level increase firm opportunistic behavior that expropriates consumers and decrease the product quality of local brands, thus decreasing the country’s image regarding its products and brands. Design/methodology/approach: This study measures country image for products and brands using the number of valuable brands (i.e. brands included in the top 500 brands from 2008 to 2016) in a particular home country. Data concerning the rule of law in each country come from the World Bank, and data on the efficiency of countries’ judicial systems comes from Djankov et al. (2007). We also collect patent data from the US Patent and Trade Office, national culture from Hofstede Insights and GDP and GDP per capita from the World Bank as control variables. Panel Poisson regression, Tobit regression and truncated regression are used in the analyses. Findings: Supporting the institutional theory of country image, both the rule of law and efficiency of the judicial systems show positive and significant effects on country image, even when economy size (GDP), degree of economic development (GDP per capita), level of technology and skill (patents) and culture are controlled. Practical implications: To improve their country’s image and the brand value of local firms, policymakers should strive to strengthen legal institutions aimed at punishing firm opportunistic behavior in their countries. Originality/value: Previous research on the country-of-origin effect has not yet appreciated the role of legal institutions in developing the construct of country image. © 2019, Emerald Publishing Limited.||-|
|dc.relation.ispartof||Journal of Product and Brand Management||-|
|dc.subject||Consumer protection; Country image; Country of origin effect; Financial brand equity; International marketing; Product quality; Trust||-|
|dc.title||The origin of the country-of-origin image: the role of law||en_US|
|crisitem.author.parentorg||College of Management||-|
|Appears in Collections:||國際企業學系|
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