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Global brands or local heroes? A comparative study of Egyptian consumer perceptions and behaviors in the fashion and apparel industry

Iman Boseila (Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt)
Abeer A. Mahrous (Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt)
Ehab Abouaish (Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt)

American Journal of Business

ISSN: 1935-5181

Article publication date: 20 June 2023

Issue publication date: 23 October 2023

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Abstract

Purpose

The paper examined the impact of brand-identity expressiveness and perceived brand value that was neglected in prior literature, in addition to perceived brand quality and prestige, on behavioral intention. Research also tests if certain consumer values moderate this relationship.

Design/methodology/approach

Mall-interception technique was used. Also, partial least square-structural equation modelling (PLS-SEM) was used to analyze data and test research hypotheses.

Findings

Results indicate that perceived brand globalness (PBG) and perceived brand localness (PBL) are significantly positively associated with perceived quality and prestige. Besides, the inclusion of brand-identity expressiveness and perceived brand value was supported. PBL showed a greater association with brand identity expressiveness compared to PBG, different from previous findings. Furthermore, the total indirect effect of PBG on behavioral intentions was significant through the routes of perceived quality and prestige, compared to a weak and non-significant effect for PBL through the quality route.

Originality/value

This study proposes a comprehensive model testing additional pathways through which global and local brands can boost their preferences.

Keywords

Citation

Boseila, I., Mahrous, A.A. and Abouaish, E. (2023), "Global brands or local heroes? A comparative study of Egyptian consumer perceptions and behaviors in the fashion and apparel industry", American Journal of Business, Vol. 38 No. 4, pp. 211-228. https://doi.org/10.1108/AJB-09-2022-0161

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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