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From Replication to Further Scale Development: A Case Study of Incorporating an Eco-Friendliness Dimension in an Existing Consumer Experience Scale

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSAGE Research Methods Cases
Subtitle of host publicationBusiness & Management
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherSAGE Publications
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781526487629
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jan 2019
Publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book


This case study describes how we developed a new dimension for measuring eco-friendliness in an existing brand experience measurement scale. We also replicated the original scale to test its generalizability in other countries. Extensions and replications of existing frameworks are important for validating current theories and testing their reliability, even though these research approaches are not yet commonly applied in marketing and business research. In this case study, we describe the research stages that we went through when replicating and extending the scale in two different countries: a small Western country and a large non-Western country. This case study also briefly presents the statistical methods we used (e.g., principal components analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, and structural equation modeling). Replications and extensions of existing frameworks with new dimensions for sustainability-related constructs could aid the field of business and management to further develop more theories on advancing sustainable business.

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Field of science, Statistics Finland