Other affiliations: Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad, International Management Institute, New Delhi
Bio: Ashish Sadh is an academic researcher from Indian Institute of Management Indore. The author has contributed to research in topic(s): Credibility & Brand community. The author has an hindex of 5, co-authored 15 publication(s) receiving 110 citation(s). Previous affiliations of Ashish Sadh include Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad & International Management Institute, New Delhi.
Abstract: Purpose The purpose of this paper is to understand the dimensions of the e-fulfillment process and its influence on customers in pure e-tailing; to classify the pertinent literature that has evolved over time addressing relevant managerial issues; and to identify the gaps between the practices prevalent in the e-fulfillment and those suggested by academicians to develop insights for future research. Design/methodology/approach A critical systemic literature review approach was used for the study with quantitative and qualitative analysis. Findings The authors identified seven dimensions of e-fulfillment in the literature on pure e-tailing: e-business quality, product quality, pricing, availability, timeliness, condition and ease of return and explored its linkages with shopping satisfaction and repurchase intention of customers in e-tailing. Research limitations/implications The study was skewed toward an empirical approach. The study does not include many of the analytical models in this space. Practical implications This study helps e-tailers, academicians and practitioners understand critical dimensions of e-fulfillment and its influence on customers in the pure e-tailing setting in order to design customer-centric e-fulfillment architecture. Originality/value The study identified seven dimensions of e-fulfillment in the literature and explored its influence on shopping satisfaction and repurchase intention of customers in pure e-tailing. This is the first compilation of standalone/isolated studies available in the literature to provide e-tailers and academicians meaningful insights into e-fulfillment in the pure e-tailing setting.
Abstract: Social media has a lot to offer to the marketers in the form of a ‘web of brand-related-conversations’. With the popularity of social media, users indulge in ‘eword-of-mouth’ (eWOM) behaviour while...
Abstract: Despite the rising importance of globalisation in the marketing field, researchers have given little attention to how it might affect brand name preference for a new product. This article examines the impact of brand globalness (global versus local brand) on consumer evaluation of new product branding strategies (new brand versus extended brand). Using an experimental approach, two analyses are performed for both functional and prestige products in the Indian context. The results show that consumers have a favourable attitude and purchase intention for global brands with extended brand name. For local brands, new brand names and extended brand names are preferred if the product categories are functional and prestige, respectively. The research further reveals that product category does not have a significant effect on consumer evaluation of branding strategy for global brand. The research not only contributes to the extant literature, but also provides managerial implications by emphasising that marketers must consider brand globalness and product category before selecting brand name for the new product.
TL;DR: A conceptual framework for measuring the key dimensions of the e-fulfillment process and its relationship with online shopping satisfaction in pure e-tailing is proposed and the constructs in the proposed framework were empirically tested.
Abstract: The purpose of this study is to propose a conceptual framework for measuring the key dimensions of the e-fulfillment process and its relationship with online shopping satisfaction in pure e-tailing. The key dimensions relevant to the e-fulfillment process are explored in the literature during the first part of the study. These dimensions are categorized into three distinct processes of e-fulfillment: order procurement, order fulfillment, and product returns. In the second part of the study, the authors propose a conceptual framework and develop hypotheses to understand the relationship between the key dimensions of the e-fulfillment process, including e-business quality, product quality, availability, timeliness, condition, billing accuracy, ease of return, and online shopping satisfaction. Furthermore, the constructs in the proposed framework were empirically tested. This study will help e-tailers, academicians, and practitioners understand the consumers’ expectations regarding the key dimensions of the ...
Abstract: In the current context of globalization, firms have concentrated their efforts on the development of international brands. As a result, international brand portfolios have been restructured, and many successful local brands have been eliminated. This article's objective is to improve the understanding of local brand differences and competitive advantages relative to international brands. To achieve this, the authors reanalyzed the Young & Rubicam database Brand Asset Valuator and examined more than 744 brands across the four largest countries in Europe: the United Kingdom, Germany, France, and Italy. The authors discuss the managerial implications of the findings for international marketers as they develop their ideal international brand portfolios.
TL;DR: This research offers a significant and timely contribution to both researchers and practitioners in the form of challenges and opportunities where it highlights the limitations within the current research, outline the research gaps and develop the questions and propositions that can help advance knowledge within the domain of digital and social marketing.
Abstract: The use of the internet and social media have changed consumer behavior and the ways in which companies conduct their business. Social and digital marketing offers significant opportunities to organizations through lower costs, improved brand awareness and increased sales. However, significant challenges exist from negative electronic word-of-mouth as well as intrusive and irritating online brand presence. This article brings together the collective insight from several leading experts on issues relating to digital and social media marketing. The experts’ perspectives offer a detailed narrative on key aspects of this important topic as well as perspectives on more specific issues including artificial intelligence, augmented reality marketing, digital content management, mobile marketing and advertising, B2B marketing, electronic word of mouth and ethical issues therein. This research offers a significant and timely contribution to both researchers and practitioners in the form of challenges and opportunities where we highlight the limitations within the current research, outline the research gaps and develop the questions and propositions that can help advance knowledge within the domain of digital and social marketing.
01 Nov 2003
Abstract: – The purpose of this paper is to investigate e‐tail store attributes that develop customers' positive perceptions of e‐tail store image, and determines whether or not they develop a sense of loyalty to an e‐tailer., – Acknowledging the importance of customer retention, this paper is designed to examine e‐customer loyalty intentions toward the e‐tailer. To understand the concept of loyalty toward an e‐tailer, this study focuses on the importance of the final stage of the customer decision‐making process: post‐purchase evaluation. This paper develops a model that describes the extent to which e‐tail store image (derived from a set of e‐tail store attributes) indicates patronage intentions and finally predicts customer loyalty. We use the structural equation modeling to test the model and hypotheses., – Results in this paper indicate that e‐tail store image is derived from e‐merchandise, e‐service, and e‐shopping atmosphere attributes, all of which support the way consumers shop. A favorable e‐tail store image positively influences e‐patronage intentions, which thus leads to e‐loyalty., – The research in this paper provides a conceptual model that will help e‐retailers better articulate how and why consumers may be e‐loyal shoppers. Second, the research identifies attributes, unique to online shopping that serve as the basis for conceptualizing e‐tail image as a second order factor.
01 Jun 2009
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01 Jan 2009
Abstract: We investigate the causal relationship between brand community identification, brand affect, community loyalty, brand loyalty, brand evangelism, and community evangelism, developing a structural equation model set within the context of online brand communities for newly hybridized roses. The analysis considers size as a moderator for the relationships between constructs, comparing small and large web-based brand communities. Findings highlight that small communities operate differently from larger ones with regard to numerous aspects, and possess specific strengths and weaknesses. Members of small communities develop higher community loyalty; brand loyalty in small community stems more from community loyalty than from brand affect; small communities engage in word of mouth for the community more than in word of mouth for the brand. Managerial implications are addressed.