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Well-being co-creation in service ecosystems: a systematic literature review

Mikèle Landry (Department of Management, University of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland)
Olivier Furrer (Department of Management, University of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland)

Journal of Services Marketing

ISSN: 0887-6045

Article publication date: 20 July 2023

Issue publication date: 15 August 2023




Following the continued development of transformative service research and the prevalence of the service-dominant logic in services marketing literature, increased scholarly interest centers on the co-creation of service actors’ well-being. In light of this significant evolution in service research, this study aims to provide a systematic review and synthesis of the growing, fragmented body of literature on well-being co-creation in services.


The hybrid systematic review approach combines bibliometric and framework-based literature reviews to analyze a sample of 160 article obtained from the Web of Science database. To examine the conceptual structure of the research domain, VOSviewer is used for conducting a bibliometric coupling analysis and a keyword co-occurrence analysis. Next, a content analysis is used to explore how the extant literature addresses the key concepts of service actors’ participation in co-creation, their resource integration and well-being outcomes across the micro-, meso- and macro levels of service ecosystems.


Service actors’ participation and resource integration are key theoretical concepts for understanding well-being co-creation. Yet, a comprehensive overview of well-being co-creation across the different levels of service ecosystems is lacking due to the presence of various application contexts, levels of aggregation, theoretical backgrounds and methodological perspectives. A conceptual framework of well-being co-creation in service ecosystems is developed, highlighting the participation of multilevel service actors and suggesting priorities for further research.


To the best of the author’s knowledge, this paper represents a first effort to systematically review and organize growing literature on well-being co-creation in service ecosystems.



Landry, M. and Furrer, O. (2023), "Well-being co-creation in service ecosystems: a systematic literature review", Journal of Services Marketing, Vol. 37 No. 7, pp. 862-882.



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