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JOEBM 2017 Vol.5(1): 54-58 ISSN: 2301-3567
DOI: 10.18178/joebm.2017.5.1.485

A Brand Oriented Model in Service Organizations with an Emphasis on Airlines

Shirin Salehi and Amir Ekhlassi
Abstract— The present research aimed at recognizing the indexes of brand orientation in service organizations and discussing their effects on creating a competitive advantage for a service organization and developing a strong service brand.150 experts and managers of the business and marketing units of Airlines were chosen to attend the current project. Data analysis was performed using structural equation modeling. The results indicate that brand orientation indexes in service organizations including brand symbolization, Brand identity, internal marketing and implementation of integrated marketing communications, lead to a strong service brand development and differentiation from competitors in the marketplace. Furthermore attitudes of senior managers to brand orientation as an investment approach affects their participation in branding process thus it provides a situation for brand orientation improvement in the organization. According to this research, Competitive advantage and differentiation from competitors are attained as a result of developing a strong service brand.

Index Terms— Brand development, brand orientation, Brand oriented organization, service organization.

Shirin Salehi is with University of MehrAlborz, Iran (e-mail: sh.salehi@mehralborz.ac.ir).
Amir Ekhlassi is with Faculty of Entrepreneurship, University of Tehran, Iran (e-mail: amekhlassi@ut.ac.ir)

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Cite: Shirin Salehi and Amir Ekhlassi, " A Brand Oriented Model in Service Organizations with an Emphasis on Airlines," Journal of Economics, Business and Management vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 54-58, 2017.

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