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Journal of Brand Management

, Volume 18, Issue 9, pp 709–719 | Cite as

Towards a conceptual foundation of ‘Conscientious Corporate Brands’

  • Anne RindellEmail author
  • Göran Svensson
  • Tore Mysen
  • Anders Billström
  • Kristoffer Wilén
Original Article

Abstract

This article develops a conceptual foundation for Conscientious Corporate Brands (CCBs) by exploring the role that (i) environmental and (ii) climate change issues, and that (iii) internal and (iv) external corporate codes of ethics play as dimensions of CCBs. The article's aim is to extend previous research in ethical branding by proposing an empirically grounded conceptual foundation of ‘the conscientious dimension’ of a corporate brand. The empirical context is based on Nordic business-to-business relationships.

Keywords

conscientious corporate brand code of ethics natural environment climate change business-to-business relationships Nordic countries 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anne Rindell
    • 1
    Email author
  • Göran Svensson
    • 1
  • Tore Mysen
    • 1
  • Anders Billström
    • 1
  • Kristoffer Wilén
    • 1
  1. 1.Marketing departmentCentre for Relationship Marketing and Service Management, HANKEN School of EconomicsHelsinkiFinland

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