:: Volume 8, Issue 3 (11-2021) ::
تعامل انسان و اطلاعات 2021, 8(3): 41-56 Back to browse issues page
The Role of Brand Equity in Increasing Market Share Based on Infor-mation Seeking Behavior and Needs in Kish Commercial Centers
Afshin Mohsen, Darioush Afshin, Alireza Rousta
Department of Business Management,Khonj Branch, Islamic Azad University, Fars, Iran
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Objective: The study aims to explain the role of brand equity in increasing market share, based on information seeking behavior and needs in Kish commercial centers.
Method: This is applied exploratory-explanatory qualitative research. Population included branding and economics experts who were selected as a research sample by targeted snowball method of 14 people. To analyze the information related to the semi-structured interview, the content analysis method based on open coding, axial coding and selective coding based on the data theory of the foundation was used.
Findings: The results showed that marketing strategies through 5 elements of product, price, location, promotion, process management. Management factors through two components of leadership and human resource management have added value to the brand of Kish commercial centers. The added value created creates a competitive advantage. Also, environmental capabilities include: Infrastructure, technology, environmental features, security and recreation as background conditions and external factors including political-economic factors, information seeking behavior and information needs through customer information and market information as an intervener. The competitive advantage of Kish commercial centers is affected and ultimately increases the market share or in other words the development of customers and improves the financial performance of these centers.
Results: The results showed that increasing market share is a complex process and is strongly influenced by brand value added, which is affected by marketing strategies and management factors. In addition, in order for Kish commercial centers to be known as a brand, they must first gather the necessary and sufficient information about customers and then the market.
Keywords: brand equity, information seeking behavior, information needs, competitive advantage, market share, Kish commercial centers.
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