International Journal of Marketing & Distribution
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  • Kei Kuriki, Kosuke Mizukoshi
    2019 Volume 3 Issue 1 Pages 1-10
    Published: 2019
    Released: August 23, 2019

    This study explores the role of standardization and coordination in the management of corporate websites. For this purpose, it empirically confirms the impact of standardization on website management by exploring the role of coordination in corporate website management in terms of global marketing. Through a survey of the corporate website management practices of Japanese international firms, we empirically test a modified version of the global marketing strategy (GMS) model. That is, companies’ internal organizational characteristics lead to the standardization of their websites which, in turn, has a positive effect on their marketing communication, which is intermediated by coordination activities. Further, this marketing communication effect has a positive influence on companies’ business growth. The results show the role of standardization as a precondition for the coordination of global website management; that is, the standardization of a corporate website has an incubator effect on the global coordination of website communication.