Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://buratest.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/11941
Title: Why business school managers are a key corporate brand stakeholder group
Authors: Balmer, JMT
Wang, W-Y
Keywords: Business schools;Stakeholder theory;Business school managers;Corporate brands;Corporate brand management
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Citation: International Studies of Management and Organization, (2016)
Abstract: This study focuses on senior management cognitions of corporate brand building within leading (Financial Times-ranked) British business schools. The study reveals stakeholder theory to be highly apposite for corporate brand management and, importantly, confirms the pivotal role of senior managers in terms of corporate brand building and custodianship. The cognitions of senior business school managers confirmed the orthodox approach to corporate brand building and management where a multidisciplinary, service-focused, strategic-orientated and organizational-wide commitment is stressed. Mitchell et al. (1997) tripartite typology of stakeholders (power, legitimacy and urgency) is broadened in order to include necessity and responsibility that are highly germane for senior managers. The instrumental insights of this study demonstrate that in managing a corporate brand, senior managers should focus on organizational activities, institutional attitude, senior management advocacy and adherence on the part of organizational members.
URI: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/mimo20?open=46&repitition=0#vol_46
http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/11941
ISSN: 1558-0911
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