The associate professors Niels Kornum and Richard Gyrd-Jones published an article about brand identity
Research challenges branding as an inside-out, managerially controlled process. Brand are powerful because of what they mean for stakeholders: authors suggest this meaning is embedded in nested identities across stakeholders.
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Commentary by Robert Kozinets, here:
Brand Networks as the interplay of Identities, Sleves, and Turtles: Commentary on "Interplay between intended brand identities in a Nike related brand community: Co-existing synergies and tensions in a nested system"