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ass coverRiding the Country, Buying the Brand: How Country-of-Origin Image Drives the Purchase Behavior of Big Motorcycle in Indonesia

Suharyanti, B. S. Wijaya & M. Rostika



Abstract: This paper examines the role of country-of-origin image (COO image) values in the process of purchase decision making of big motorcycle consumers in Indonesia. Referring to the COO image values such as Authenticity, Differentiation, Quality Standard and Expertise, as well as the elements of purchase decision making process such as Need Recognition, Information Search, Evaluation of Alternatives, Purchase Decision and Post Purchase Decision, researchers conducted in-depth interviews to five Triumph big motorcycle consumers. The results show that the authenticity of the British-made product is the main consideration of Continue reading


ijaberPlanted with Word-of-Mouth, Flourished with Social Media Communications: How a Small Business Brand in Indonesia Grows Globally in the ‘Land’ of Branderpreneurship

by: B. S. Wijaya & A. H. Sutawidjaya


Abstract: The power of communications through Word-of-Mouth (WOM) and the efficacy of social media in communicating the brand values are also used by Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) or small business brands in Indonesia. This research examines a small business brand, Maicih Spicy Chips (known with the global brand ‘Spicy Granny’), which is able to demonstrate a phenomenal performance, with the spirit of Continue reading

HumanioraDesire and Pleasure in the Branded Reality Show as a Discursive Psychoanalysis

by: B. S. Wijaya*

DOI: 10.22146/jh.v27i1.6406


The study of branded reality show is still very limited, especially in the perspective of discursive psychoanalysis. In fact, the phenomenon of reality show is currently growing in the television industry, so brands are inspired to create similar programs. This paper aims to analyze the desire and pleasure of success that are presented and disclosed by branded reality show ‘Diplomat Success Challenge’ on a national TV channel in Indonesia. Using discursive psychoanalysis approach in the Lacanian perspective, author found that participants in the ‘Diplomat Success Challenge’ saw competitors (other participants) as ‘other’ in imaginary phase which is the object of desire in having the pleasure of success, Continue reading


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Is Social MeCOVER JMT1dia Impactful for University’s Brand Image?

by: B. S. Wijaya & D. M. Putri

DOI: 10.12695/jmt.2013.12.3.4

 Abstract: This research aims to verify many opinions and previous studies that stated how powerful of social media in building the image of a brand, also applies for university’s brand image enhancement. Using explanatory survey research, data were collected by giving out questionnaires to samples that were taken randomly from Facebook’s friend list of a private university that located in South Jakarta. The results showed that the most powerful influence occurs on the role of community towards the brand identity and the role of connectivity towards the brand benefits. Another interesting finding of this Continue reading

Cover EJBMDIMENSIONS OF BRAND IMAGE: A Conceptual Review from the Perspective of Brand Communication

by: B. S. Wijaya

DOI: 10.13140/ejbm.2013.55.65

Abstract: Currently almost all products have the brand, and all companies strive to develop and maintain their brand reputation. Brand is a mark left on the minds and hearts of consumers, which creates a specific sense of meaning and feeling. Thus, brand is more than just a logo, name, symbol, trademark, or label attached to a product. Using theoretical review and reflective method, this conceptual paper aims to review the dimensions of brand image as one stage in the hierarchy of branding or brand communications, so it can be a guide for future studies related to the brand image. Brand image plays an important role in the development of a brand because the brand image associated with the reputation and credibility of the brand which later became the “guidelines” for the consumer audience to try and use a product or service then creating a particular experience that determines whether the consumer will be into brand loyalist, or simply an opportunist Continue reading

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