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The influence of electronic word-of-mouth on consumers' purchase intentions and brand awareness in Iranian telecommunication industry

Sharifpour, Yousef and Ali Khan, Mohd Noor Azli and Alizadeh, Mostafa and Mohammad, Rahim Akhgarzadeh and Mahmodi, Edris (2016) The influence of electronic word-of-mouth on consumers' purchase intentions and brand awareness in Iranian telecommunication industry. International Journal of Supply Chain Management, 5 (3). pp. 131-141. ISSN 2050-7399

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Abstract

Electronic word of mouth (eWOM) is an emerging marketing experience for consumers which impacts their assessment of different existing bran ds and products such as mobile brands through online communication channels. This study aims to explain the effect of Word of mouth on purchase intention and b rand awareness focusing on Samsung cellphone brand. The group studied in the current work is a sample of Samsung customers in Esfahan city in Iran (2015). In this s tudy, for the sake of data collection, a form of descriptive research method is applied. The Statistical sample consists of 384 respondents who accepted to take the survey which w as prepared in the form of a questionnaire. According to result analysis, the study showed that there is a signific ant positive relationship between the electronic word of mouth a nd purchase intention and there is a significant posit ive relationship between the awareness of a brand and p urchase intention while there was no effective relation fou nd between electronic word of mouth and brand awareness. Base on this, out of the three proposed hypothesis two hypothesis are accepted and one hypothesis is not denied.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:RADIS System Ref No:PB/2016/05749
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions:Management
ID Code:68244
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:01 Nov 2017 11:26
Last Modified:20 Nov 2017 16:52

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