Guest Editorial : Investigating the effect of the physical context on customer experience

Bruce, Helen and Krolikowska, Ewa and Rooney, Tara (2023) Guest Editorial : Investigating the effect of the physical context on customer experience. Journal of Services Marketing, 37 (6). pp. 689-699. ISSN 0887-6045

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Abstract

Purpose: This editorial introduces a special issue of the Journal of Services Marketing, dedicated to papers discussing the effect of the physical context on customer experience. This study aims to identify diverse areas of extant knowledge, upon which researchers might draw when investigating the effect of the physical context on customer experience, to inform future research agendas. Design/methodology/approach: Drawing on available literature, the authors argue that, as prior studies in diverse scholarly fields have explored the physical context, these bodies of knowledge may offer theories and constructs that meaningfully inform explorations of the effect of the physical context on customer experience. Findings: The authors identify five marketing subdisciplines and six nonmarketing disciplines, each offering theories, constructs and perspectives which researchers might draw upon in future studies of the effects of the physical context on customer experience. Originality/value: The authors develop a novel map which depicts the field of study of the effects of the physical context on customer experience, which scholars might use to inform future research design. In addition, the authors suggest several directions for future research.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Journal of Services Marketing
Uncontrolled Keywords:
Research Output Funding/no_not_funded
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ID Code:
193277
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Deposited On:
15 May 2023 13:20
Refereed?:
Yes
Published?:
Published
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15 Jul 2024 23:48