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Business and Management.
This paper reports on a study which explored the customer perspective on their roles in SST encounters in a tourism context, through the theoretical lens of service-dominant logic. The study employed short qualitative interviews with airline passengers at an international airport. The findings suggest that customers can assume six roles in an SST encounter which can be viewed as either positive or negative in terms of value creation. Therefore, a key contribution of this paper is the development of a role–experience continuum which depicts the variations in customer experiences of value creation in a tourism context.
Lawlor, J., Kelly, P. and Mulvey, M. (2016) Customer Roles in Self-Service Technology Encounters in a Tourism Context. Journal of Travel and Tourism Marketing, Published online: 21 Apr 2016. doi:10.1080/10548408.2016.1156612