The effect of brand credibility on consumers' brand purchase intention in emerging economies : The moderating role of brand awareness and brand image

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-188
Journal / PublicationJournal of Global Marketing
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2010


This study investigates the impact of brand credibility, composed of trustworthiness, expertise, and attractiveness, on consumers' brand purchase intention in emerging economies, focusing specifically on China's automobile industry. We propose that brand awareness and brand image play a moderating role in this relationship. Results reveal that brand credibility exerts a positive influence on consumers' brand purchase intention. Brand image and brand awareness are found to positively moderate the relationship between brand credibility and consumers' brand purchase intention. Implications concerning both research and managerial practices are offered. © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

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  • Brand awareness, Brand credibility, Brand image, China, Purchase intention