Doctoral Dissertations

Abstract

"Research of existing literature indicates that below the university level, there has been little effort made in branding academia, namely academic departments. The lack of branding may significantly affect the perceptions that potential students and future employers of these students have about one of these academic units. The impact may be most significant for units where the fields of study that are represented by the department may be unclear, such as in the case of engineering management. However, even in the cases of better-understood fields of study, for example, electrical engineering, the competition for students with other fields of study and within the field of study itself may drive the need for better branding. A model for assessing and understanding a brand's meaning for an intangible service as provided by an academic department has been developed and applied to the case of an engineering management department"--Abstract, page iii.

Advisor(s)

Daughton, William

Committee Member(s)

Luechtefeld, Ray
Martin, James H.
Nystrom, Halvard E.
Murray, Susan L.

Department(s)

Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Engineering Management

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Fall 2007

Pagination

x, 87 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 83-86).

Rights

© 2007 Cassandra Carlene Elrod, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Branding (Marketing) -- Research
Business names -- Psychological aspects
Consumers -- Attitudes
Marketing -- Vocational guidance

Thesis Number

T 9323

Print OCLC #

276838270

Electronic OCLC #

226326403

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