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The effect of innovative food products on shaping the image of their offerors

Agnieszka Izabela Baruk (Lodz University of Technology, Lodz, Poland)
Sebastian Białoskurski (University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Lublin, Poland)

American Journal of Business

ISSN: 1935-5181

Article publication date: 24 April 2020

Issue publication date: 26 May 2020

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Abstract

Purpose

The main purpose of this article is to determine the significance of selected reasons for the market success of a new food product depending on the perception of the offeror.

Design/methodology/approach

A cognitive-critical analysis of the literature on marketing, innovation management and image management were used to prepare the theoretical section. The results of the analysis indicate a cognitive and research gap regarding the role of innovative food products in creating their offerors' image. In order to reduce the gap, empirical studies were conducted on a sample of young Polish consumers, in which a questionnaire was used to gather primary data. The data were subjected to statistical analysis using the following methods and statistical tests: exploratory factor analysis, Kruskal–Wallis test, Pearson chi-square independence test and V-Cramer coefficient analysis.

Findings

The results of the analysis conducted indicated, inter alia, that there are no statistically significant dependencies between opinions on the importance of individual components to achieve market success by a new food product (NFP), and on the relationship between the perception of the NFP and the image of the offeror. Opinions on the impact of an offeror's image on the perception of an NFP are a feature that differentiates the factors indicating the success of NFPs in the case of three variables only.

Originality/value

The results obtained from the research have a cognitive and applicability value, characterized by originality. Until now, the role of innovative food products in creating their offerors' image has not been analyzed.

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Citation

Baruk, A.I. and Białoskurski, S. (2020), "The effect of innovative food products on shaping the image of their offerors", American Journal of Business, Vol. 35 No. 1, pp. 1-23. https://doi.org/10.1108/AJB-07-2019-0055

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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