Country of Origin is a key reason for and purpose of country brand positioning – or country branding. A well studied concept known as the country-of-origin effect, which can be positive (when a product from a specific country benefits from being associated with that country, for example Swiss watches), or negative, in which case we refer to a black cloud effect.
Learn more about this intriguing phenomenon in the following research summaries and reflections.
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