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Corporate identity: the concept, its measurement and management

Cees B.M. van Riel (Graduate School of Management, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
John M.T. Balmer (Department of Marketing, University of Strathclyde Business School, Glasgow, UK)

European Journal of Marketing

ISSN: 0309-0566

Article publication date: 6 June 1997



Articulates the main trends in the literature on corporate identity; defines corporate identity; explains the rationale for corporate identity management and describes the main methods used to reveal the desired and the actual corporate identity. Particular reference will be made to two recently developed models used to reveal an organization's identity: Balmer's Affinity Audit (BAA) and The Rotterdam Organizational Identification Test (ROIT). Concludes that while empirical research on the area will increasingly be multidisciplinary marketing will, nonetheless, play a pivotal role in an understanding of corporate identity.



van Riel, C.B.M. and Balmer, J.M.T. (1997), "Corporate identity: the concept, its measurement and management", European Journal of Marketing, Vol. 31 No. 5/6, pp. 340-355.




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