Corporate reputation and financial performance : underlying dimensions of corporate reputation and their relation to sustained financial performance

Tracey, Noel Patrick (2014) Corporate reputation and financial performance : underlying dimensions of corporate reputation and their relation to sustained financial performance. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This thesis examined the relationship between firms' corporate reputation and their future financial performance. Corporate reputation was represented by measuring the level of senior executives' attention to a number of intangible firm' resources (e.g. financial reputation, service culture) within firms' annual reports over a 17 year period. Initial findings suggested there was only a small relationship between reputation and future performance which lead to a reformulation of the problem. Reputation was posited to be a source of corporate resilience that helped firms with stronger reputations to sustain superior financial performance in times of difficulty, as well as allowing them to rebound more quickly from performance decline. Results suggest this interpretation of corporate reputation as well as indicating that industry sectors operate in different reputational 'domains' in which the relative importance of financial versus stakeholder aspects of corporate reputation varies.

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ID Code: 67787
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Kabanoff, Boris, Newton, Cameron, & French, Erica
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I want to thank my supervisor(s) and QUT for the support I have received in this research.

Thank You all.

Keywords: corporate reputation, intangible resources, content analysis, financial performance, organisational resilience, adaptive resilience, rebound resilience, survival analysis
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 03 Mar 2014 23:52
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2015 22:18

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