The Impact of Brand Crisis on Consumers' Green Purchase Intention and Willingness to Pay More

Ismail Tamer TOKLU, Hilal OZTURK KUCUK
2016 International Business Research  
The purpose of the study is to develop an original framework to explore the effects of brand crisis on green purchase intentions and willingness to pay more. This study composes of seven original concepts, which are perceived brand crisis, green brand image, green trust, green brand equity, green perceived value, green purchase intentions and willingness to pay more to develop an integrated model. For this reason, an online survey was carried out in testing the model that includes questions
more » ... ludes questions measuring the effects of these variables. Smart PLS structural equation modelling is applied to verify the research framework. A total of 504 questionnaires were collected from Turkish consumers living in Turkey. According to the findings acquired from the structural equation modelling, there is an impact of the perceived brand crisis on green brand image, green trust, green brand equity and green perceived value. Consequently, green brand equity and green perceived value except for green brand image and green trust influence the green purchase intention. Moreover, green purchase intention affects willingness to pay more. Existing studies have shown that perceived brand crisis affects the brand equity, brand trust, brand image, perceived value and purchase intentions. However, there is not any research to shed light on the impact of perceived brand crisis on green brand equity, green brand image, green trust, green perceived value, green purchase intention and willingness to pay more. Therefore, this paper develops a research framework to fill the research gap.
doi:10.5539/ibr.v10n1p22 fatcat:v6yetbwembfm5erskbmarsjw44