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An extension of Aaker’s brand personality model from Islamic perspective: a conceptual study

Muhammad Ahmed (Department of Business Administration, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Muhammad Tahir Jan (Department of Business Administration, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

Journal of Islamic Marketing

ISSN: 1759-0833

Article publication date: 14 September 2015

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to browse literature based on Aaker’s brand personality modal and highlight criticism on it. Furthermore, the study proposes an Islamic brand personality modal based on Islamic teachings.

Design/methodology/approach

Extensive research on Muslim characteristics based on Qur’an, hadith and scholarly work of traditional and modern scholars has been used to assess Aaker’s model. Expert opinions of faculty members from relevant field are also taken into consideration to propose Islamic brand personality model.

Findings

Aaker’s brand personality dimensions have been revised in the light of Islamic teachings. As a result, few pre-existing dimensions have been re-named and several new dimensions such as moral character and trustworthiness are also included.

Research limitations/implications

Considering the gap found in literature, the need to conduct brand personality research in the service industry such as Islamic banks is highlighted.

Practical implications

Islamic brand personality model may help marketers effectively differentiate Islamic brands such as Islamic banks. It may also reinforce advertising techniques/tools to attract a large Muslim consumer market.

Originality/value

This paper is one of the early attempts to see brand personality from Islamic perspective.

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Citation

Ahmed, M. and Jan, M.T. (2015), "An extension of Aaker’s brand personality model from Islamic perspective: a conceptual study", Journal of Islamic Marketing, Vol. 6 No. 3, pp. 388-405. https://doi.org/10.1108/JIMA-10-2014-0068

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2015, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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