Marketing and Firm Value: Metrics, Methods, Findings, and Future Directions
Boston University - Questrom School of Business
Dominique M Hanssens
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Anderson School of Management
May 9, 2008
Boston U. School of Management Research Paper No. 2009-6
The marketing profession is being challenged to assess and communicate the value created by its actions on shareholder value. These demands create a need to translate marketing resource allocations and their performance consequences into financial and firm value effects. The objective of this paper is to integrate the existing knowledge on the impact of marketing on firm value. We first frame the important research questions on marketing and firm value and review the important investor response metrics and relevant analytical models, as they relate to marketing. We next summarize the empirical findings to date on how marketing creates shareholder value, including the impact of brand equity, customer equity, customer satisfaction, R&D, product quality and specific marketing-mix actions. In addition we review emerging findings on biases in investor response to marketing actions. We conclude by formulating an agenda for future research challenges in this emerging area.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 45
Keywords: Marketing investments, investor response, firm valuation
Date posted: May 25, 2008 ; Last revised: March 27, 2012
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