This study focuses on senior management cognitions of corporate brand building within leading (Financial Times-ranked) British business schools. The study reveals stakeholder theory to be highly apposite for corporate brand management and, importantly, confirms the pivotal role of senior managers in terms of corporate brand building and custodianship. The cognitions of senior business school managers confirmed the orthodox approach to corporate brand building and management where a multidisciplinary, service-focused, strategic-orientated and organizational-wide commitment is stressed. Mitchell et al. (1997) tripartite typology of stakeholders (power, legitimacy and urgency) is broadened in order to include necessity and responsibility that are highly germane for senior managers. The instrumental insights of this study demonstrate that in managing a corporate brand, senior managers should focus on organizational activities, institutional attitude, senior management advocacy and adherence on the part of organizational members. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Studies of Management & Organization on 24 March 2016, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/00208825.2016.1140521
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||International Studies of Management & Organization|
|Early online date||24 Mar 2016|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
Bibliographical noteDue to publisher policy, the full text is not available on the repository until the 24th of September 2017.
- corporate brand building
- business schools