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Publication date: 13 August 2020

Harriman Samuel Saragih and Novi Amelia

With the growing interest in eudaimonia in the past years and the need to better understand festival visitors' motivation in the context of music festivals, this study aims to…

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Abstract

Purpose

With the growing interest in eudaimonia in the past years and the need to better understand festival visitors' motivation in the context of music festivals, this study aims to propose visitor segmentation based on the values of hedonia, life satisfaction and eudaimonia.

Design/methodology/approach

The analysis in this study employs a case research method that follows the abductive paradigm. The authors begin their conceptual foundation with a review of the literature on hedonia, life satisfaction and eudaimonia. The authors then use the preliminary conceptual foundation as the basis of rival analysis through a focus group and interviews with senior executives, government officials, communities and other related stakeholders. The authors also carry out an exploratory factor analysis to determine the building blocks of eudaimonic festival experiences. Last, using cluster analysis, the authors support their conceptual proposition from the initial qualitative inquiries.

Findings

From the three studies that the authors performed, their findings suggest that, based on hedonia and eudaimonia, festival attendees can be divided into three distinct segments: (1) pleasure seekers (i.e. visitors who look for personal pleasure, enjoyment and affection), (2) playful learners (i.e. visitors who not only seek pleasure, but also consider the urgency to think about the need to grow as a person) and (3) transcendentalists (i.e. visitors who seek a balance of pleasure, escapism, self-reflection, personal meaning and impact through attending festival activities).

Research limitations/implications

This study argues that the ideas of hedonia and eudaimonia are present in the context of the music festival. Theoretically, this paper suggests that festival-goers can be divided into three clusters based on the values of hedonia and eudaimonia: pleasure seekers, playful learners and transcendentalists. Practically, this study suggests that festival organisers should consider developing music concert events by taking into account the eudaimonic and hedonistic desires, intrinsically possessed by the festival-goers, which is expected to add value to the produced musical event.

Originality/value

This study is the first to present visitor segmentation in a music festival setting based on the values of eudaimonia, life satisfaction and hedonia.

Details

International Journal of Event and Festival Management, vol. 11 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1758-2954

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Article
Publication date: 13 February 2023

Novi Amelia and Harriman Samuel Saragih

In addition to being one of the most commonly purchased items by infant caretakers, disposable baby diapers (DBDs) are among the most detrimental products to the environment…

Abstract

Purpose

In addition to being one of the most commonly purchased items by infant caretakers, disposable baby diapers (DBDs) are among the most detrimental products to the environment. Shifting to a diapering method that is less harmful to the environment is an example of pro-environmental conduct. Hence, this study aims to examine how motivation, subjective norms, perceived benefits and perceived threats influence pro-environmental behavior (PEB) intention.

Design/methodology/approach

This research uses a two-stage disjoint approach of partial least squares structural equation modeling to examine the data. In the conceptual model, a combination of reflective-reflective second-order constructs is used in the motivation, perceived benefits and perceived threats. A total of 233 respondents from a developing economy in Southeast Asia provide the data.

Findings

This study suggests that perceived benefits (i.e. environmental, monetary and symbol) and threats (i.e. susceptibility and severity) are significant determinants of PEB. Surprisingly, motivation and subjective norms had no significant relationship with consumers' adoption of non-DBD alternatives.

Research limitations/implications

To persuade caretakers to act in an environmentally responsible manner, the findings of this study imply that, where relevant, considerations for a wide variety of benefits and health risks should be made apparent. Environmental, financial and symbolic benefits should be shared with prospective target audiences. Caretakers should be warned of probable health effects of not being environmentally friendly. This study argues that caretakers' lack of information of non-DBD options may explain the insignificance of subjective norms and motivation.

Originality/value

This study contributes to the social marketing literature by examining the influence of motivation, subjective norms, perceived benefits and perceived threats on the intention to use more-environmentally friendly alternatives to DBDs as a manifestation of PEB.

Details

Journal of Social Marketing, vol. 13 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2042-6763

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Article
Publication date: 7 June 2021

Gabriella Scarlett, Ricky Reksoprawiro, Novi Amelia and Alexander Joseph Ibnu Wibowo

This study aims to examine the influence of institutions and technology on value co-creation outcomes. These outcomes include strategic benefits, value-in-context and novel…

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Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to examine the influence of institutions and technology on value co-creation outcomes. These outcomes include strategic benefits, value-in-context and novel operant resources. The problem in this study is analyzed based on the perspective of service-dominant logic or the service ecosystem.

Design/methodology/approach

Primary data collection was carried out using a questionnaire through an online survey. All indicators are measured using a seven-point Likert scale. The exploratory factor analysis technique was applied to test the construct validity. We obtain data from 358 McDonald's restaurant consumers. Furthermore, nine hypotheses were tested using simple and multiple linear regression.

Findings

The results of this study proved that the nine proposed hypotheses were not rejected. Technology has been shown to significantly influence institutions, and both institutions and technology have also been shown to influence strategic benefits. Furthermore, institutions, technology, strategic benefits and novel operant resources are shown to influence value-in-context. Finally, institutions and technology are proven to influence novel operant resources.

Research limitations/implications

The research focused solely on the fast-food restaurant sector of Indonesia, and thus, the results may not be applicable to other service sectors. Manager engagement is needed in the value co-creation process and the sustainability of the service ecosystem. Furthermore, technology and institutions need to be built through dialogical interactions and shared understanding to more effectively implement the corporate strategy.

Originality/value

This research offers several novel contributions: the design of new instruments and an empirical model. Besides, the authors analyze several relatively new constructs, such as technology, institutions, novel operant resources, strategic benefits and value-in-context.

Article
Publication date: 1 May 2007

Gérson Tontini and Amélia Silveira

To analyze the limitations of two methods used in the identification of satisfaction attributes in products and services – importance performance analysis (IPA) and Kano method …

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Purpose

To analyze the limitations of two methods used in the identification of satisfaction attributes in products and services – importance performance analysis (IPA) and Kano method – and to propose a new method for identification of improvement opportunities based on the competitive analysis of the improvement gap.

Design/methodology/approach

A case analyzing attributes of the service “rodizio de pizzas” a kind of pizzeria found in Brazil, was used to illustrate the proposed method. Resulting from a focus group, four attributes, one of them being an innovation, were specifically chosen to include the different categories of the Kano model: basic, performance and excitement attributes. A survey was conducted with a random sample of 110 undergraduate students that eat regularly at pizzerias.

Findings

As a major limitation, IPA leads to different conclusions depending on how an attribute's importance is figured. Also, it does not take into consideration the non‐linear relationship between the performance of the attributes and customer satisfaction, possibly misleading improvement decisions and hindering the introduction of innovations. The Kano method identifies the non‐linear relationship between performance and satisfaction, but it does not take into consideration the current level of attributes' performance in the analysis. The proposed method successfully identified improvement opportunities in a service case, including the possible impact of including a new attribute, i.e. an innovative attribute, overcoming limitations of the IPA and of the Kano method.

Originality/value

The paper provides an intuitive and simple method that correctly identified improvement decisions in the case studied, including the introduction of an incremental innovation.

Details

International Journal of Operations & Production Management, vol. 27 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0144-3577

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