||Interbrand consulting group started a co-investigation with Business Week since 2001. They announced a top 100 brand list which consists of brands possess greatest brand values. Brand has been an attention-grabbing issue for a decade. In 2003, Bureau of Foreign Trade applied this brand evaluation methodology, and invited Interbrand as the evaluator for Taiwanese brands. The results indicate that there are significant gaps between Taiwanese brands and worldwide top tier brands. However, it is not an easy task to bridge the gap via learning – no generalized rules exist for firms to follow. Thus this thesis serves the results of Interbrand’s reports and tried to discover the relation between firm inputs, operation performance and brand values of the top 100 brands for providing a reference to Taiwanese firms willing to run a global brand. |
This study utilized methodologies such as correlation analysis, regression and case study and drew three conclusions: 1. Balanced focus on R&D, operating income and cost of goods sold is necessary, 2. Differences in brand value drivers are not identical among market segments, which should be addressed, and 3. Firms should view brands as a basic element or crucial strategic resource in their value creation system.