Cultural differences in brand extension evaluation: The influence of analytic versus holistic thinking

Alokparna Basu Monga, Deborah Roedder John

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Abstract

Consumers evaluate brand extensions by judging how well they fit with the parent brand. We examine this process across cultures. We predict that consumers from Eastern cultures, characterized by holistic thinking, perceive higher brand extension fit and evaluate brand extensions more favorably than do Western consumers, characterized by analytic thinking. Study 1 supports the existence of these cultural differences, with study 2 providing support for styles of thinking (analytic vs. holistic) as the drivers of cultural differences in brand extension evaluations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)529-536
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Consumer Research
Volume33
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2007

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