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Turning ideas into products: subjective well-being in co-creation.

Pera, R and Viglia, G., 2015. Turning ideas into products: subjective well-being in co-creation. The Service Industries Journal, 35 (7-8), 388 - 402.

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DOI: 10.1080/02642069.2015.1015521


New services, like fabrication spaces, 3D printer rentals and virtual marketplaces, have made it easier for empowered consumers to co-create innovative products without almost any involvement of traditional companies. Adopting a consumer-grounded view, this work takes a step forward from the existing service literature by investigating the link between psychological motives and happiness in co-creation. Specifically, the study measures how community affiliation, personal growth, and utilitarian motives are predictors of subjective well-being. The results illustrate that community affiliation and personal growth motives predict high scores of subjective well-being, while utilitarian motives do not. In addition, empowered consumers who co-create with others are happier than consumers who create alone. This indicates that direct interactions are not only a powerful platform for service co-creation, but are also predictors of subjective well-being. We discuss the implications for traditional companies and for decision makers regarding the benefits offered by digital fabrication services.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:co-creation, psychological motives, subjective well-being, service design, open innovation spaces
Group:Bournemouth University Business School
ID Code:22018
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:29 May 2015 14:56
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 13:51


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