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Country Image and Consumer Evaluation of an Imported Organic Food Product
(A2019-4088)

Published: May 28, 2019

AUTHORS

John Thøgersen, Aarhus University; Jessica Aschemann-Witzel, Aarhus University; Susanne Pedersen, Aarhus University

KEYWORDS

Country image; organic food; structural equation modelling

ABSTRACT

This paper tests the general validity of a hierarchical model of country image across countries that differ in socio-economic development and distance to the exporting country. Representative consumer samples from Germany, France, China and Thailand (N ? 1000 per country) completed an online survey on three levels of country image regarding Denmark and attitudes towards buying an organic food product from Denmark. Data were analysed using confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation modelling. The hierarchical country image model fitted the data well in the European countries, but not in the Asian countries. It appears that the hierarchical relationships proposed by the model requires a high level of familiarity with and knowledge of the origin country and the product type. It is confirmed that consumer perception of imported products is affected by their image of the exporting country, but the country image may be more or less elaborate and differentiated.

REFERENCES

This paper is an outcome of the SOMDwIT project, which is part of the Organic RDD 2.2 programme coordinated by ICROFS (International Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems). Funded by the Danish Green Development and Demonstration Program.