Title page for ETD etd-07082009-144920

Type of Document Dissertation
Author Kuzmina, Yana
Author's Email Address ykuzmi1@lsu.edu
URN etd-07082009-144920
Title Brand Portfolio Management and the Role of Brand Acquisitions
Degree Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Department Marketing (Business Administration)
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
W.C.Black Committee Chair
A.C.Burns Committee Member
A.G.Bedeian Committee Member
R.D.Raggio Committee Member
A.C.Osborne Dean's Representative
  • brand
  • brand acquisitions
  • brand portfolio management
Date of Defense 2009-06-22
Availability unrestricted
This dissertation is the first study to propose and empirically test a framework outlining factors that influence the choice of brand acquisitions versus brand creations in a brand portfolio expansion strategy. Drawing on research on make-or-buy decisions, a multilevel interdisciplinary conceptual model was developed, identifying three potential levels of influence: the market, the firm, and the brand portfolio. Twenty-two firms were selected from the ACSI sample of firms, and secondary data sources were utilized to collect data for the variables in the analysis. The model was tested using logistic regression. The results revealed that factors at the market and firm levels seemed to have the greatest influence. Competitive Intensity of the market has the strongest effect on the choice of brand portfolio expansion strategy, followed by the firmís Financial Leverage, Market Concentration, and Market Growth. The contributions of the study and directions for future research are also discussed.
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