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Customer creativity and willingness to contribute to co-creative innovation in online communities


Laud, G and Karpen, I and Conduit, J, Customer creativity and willingness to contribute to co-creative innovation in online communities, 25TH IPDMC: Innovation and product development management conference, 10-13 June 2018, Porto, Portugal, pp. 1-2. ISSN 1998-7374 (2018) [Conference Extract]

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The benefits of co-creating with customers for innovation are widely acknowledged within service marketing and innovation literature (e.g. Trischler et. al., 2017; Gustafsson et al., 2012 and Chan et al., 2010). However, as more organizations utilise customer resources in the co-creation of innovation, there is competitive pressure to enable customers to perform better as creative agents. Yet, little is known about how to activate and leverage customer creativity to enhance the co-creation of innovation, particularly within online communities. Research recognises the complexities regarding co-creation with customers for the purpose of innovation (e.g. Gemser and Perks, 2015; Mahr et al., 2014; Trischler et al., 2017). These complexities are apparent, as managers must manage for the individual, socio-cultural and environmental factors that facilitate meaningful new ideas through individual and collective creativity within online communities (Amabile and Conti, 1997).Therefore, activating the link between customer creativity and co-creation for innovation requires a deeper understanding of the conditions that drive such pursuits.

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Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:innovation, customer creativity, co-creation
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Marketing
Research Field:Marketing theory
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Management and productivity
Objective Field:Marketing
UTAS Author:Laud, G (Dr Gauri Laud)
ID Code:123916
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:TSBE
Deposited On:2018-02-01
Last Modified:2018-11-12

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