The purpose of this paper is to develop a new enriched approach regarding the prosumer concept and a framework for efficient managerial decision, making use of prosumer innovative potential.
Based on relevant literature sources, this paper takes the prosumer concept one step further from usual interpretations suggesting its innovative potential for companies which adequately address this issue. Depending on their own objectives, the domain limitations and the creativity they are allowing regarding specific activities or campaigns, companies can open up and develop prosumer co-creation strategies.
The authors develop a new prosumer understanding of value co-creation and design prosumer-oriented marketing strategies as a starting point for important decision making and complex marketing campaign creation in an always changing environment.
The research contributes to the existing knowledge on prosumerism, being at the same time valuable for managers, especially in the marketing domain. Marketing corporate specialists do not have guidelines on how to understand, relate and engage these new consumers in corporate activities and therefore loose a potential creative external partner and a significant competitive advantage.
Seran (Potra), S. and Izvercian, M. (2014), "Prosumer engagement in innovation strategies : The Prosumer Creativity and Focus Model", Management Decision, Vol. 52 No. 10, pp. 1968-1980. https://doi.org/10.1108/MD-06-2013-0347
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