Customer value in self-service kiosks: a systematic literature review

Yulia Vakulenko (Department of Design Sciences, Lund University, Lund, Sweden)
Daniel Hellström (Department of Design Sciences, Lund University, Lund, Sweden)
Pejvak Oghazi (Department of Marketing, School of Business and Economics, Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden)

International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management

ISSN: 0959-0552

Publication date: 14 May 2018

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to provide a cohesive overview of the available self-service and customer value literature, identify customer value in self-service kiosks (SSKs), and analyze this value from the customer experience perspective.

Design/methodology/approach

The study comprises a systematic literature review of available works on customer value.

Findings

The paper presents conclusions on the SSK’s technological forms, presence in industries, and conceptual state. The review also provides a cohesive inventory of customer value elements in SSKs. The in-depth analysis proposes two alternative models of the customer value creation process: linear and circular.

Research limitations/implications

The study reveals gaps stemming from the inconsistency and fragmented nature of previous research on customer value in SSKs. The gaps are treated as opportunities for future studies.

Practical implications

By identifying new sources of competitive advantage and new ways to improve customer service strategies and experience management, the findings support managerial decision making at the stages of considering, implementing, and improving SSK networks.

Originality/value

This study is the first to systematically review and provide an inventory of customer value elements in SSKs. It, therefore, offers new perspectives on customer value creation using self-service technology.

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Citation

Vakulenko, Y., Hellström, D. and Oghazi, P. (2018), "Customer value in self-service kiosks: a systematic literature review", International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, Vol. 46 No. 5, pp. 507-527. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJRDM-04-2017-0084

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