This study shows that different types of associations regarding a company have different effects on customers' product evaluations. Associations with a company's ability influenced quality perceptions of products marketed by the company's subsidiaries, but not intentions to actually buy those products. In contrast, corporate social responsibility associations influenced product purchase intentions, but not quality perceptions.

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Berens, G.A.J.M, van Riel, C.B.M, & van Bruggen, G.H. (2002). The Added Value of Corporate Brands (No. ERS-2002-43-ORG). ERIM Report Series Research in Management. Erasmus Research Institute of Management. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/192