The nexus between customer equity and brand switching behaviour of millennial Muslim consumers

Saeed, Munazza and Azmi, Ilhaamie Abdul Ghani (2019) The nexus between customer equity and brand switching behaviour of millennial Muslim consumers. South Asian Journal of Business Studies, 8 (1). pp. 62-80. ISSN 2398-628X

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1108/SAJBS-04-2018-0046

Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the influence of customer equity on the brand-switching behaviour of millennial Muslim consumers in Pakistan and Malaysia using the theory of planned behaviour framework. Design/methodology/approach: Data were collected from 706 millennial Muslim consumers from two universities in each country through a self-administered questionnaire using a multi-cluster probability sampling and were analysed using structural equation modelling. Findings: The findings demonstrate that the customer equity dimensions (awareness of American brands, perceived quality and image of American brands) are significantly different between the two countries, and moreover, customer equity strongly influences the brand-switching intention behaviour in both countries, and this consequently influences the actual brand-switching behaviour. Practical implications: This study is important for those firms who have many prospective switchers and Muslim consumers, because it is essential to understand why brand-switching behaviour occurs, and to what extent such firms can discourage such consumers from leaving the brand. Originality/value: This is the first paper of its kind to examine the brand-switching behaviour of millennial Muslim consumers in two different cultures. © 2019, Emerald Publishing Limited.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: American brands; Brand-switching; Customer equity; Malaysia; Millennial Muslim consumers; Pakistan
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions: Academy of Islamic Studies > Dept of Syariah & Management
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2020 02:38
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2020 02:38
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/23601

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