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Publication date: 20 July 2021

Johannes Hogg, Kim Werner and Kai-Michael Griese

Value co-destruction has received little attention in an event-related context. This appears surprising, given that the interactions among actors at an event may also…

Abstract

Purpose

Value co-destruction has received little attention in an event-related context. This appears surprising, given that the interactions among actors at an event may also reduce the value for other participants, stakeholders and that of the entire event or the event's service ecosystem. This paper first aims to conceptualise value co-destruction and to provide an overview of related research in an event context. Second, a future research agenda for value co-destruction processes in an event context is developed.

Design/methodology/approach

Journals of the “Scimago Journal and Country Rank” were systematically reviewed for the keywords “value co-destruction”, “value destruction” and “negative value co-creation”. A second literature review specifically aimed at the events context extended the search scope to non-Scimago journals, Google Scholar and Google Web using the same keywords. All identified articles were qualitatively analysed concerning (1) the conceptualisation of value co-destruction and (2) reasons for value co-destruction.

Findings

The review of previous research highlights a limited scope of analysis, a focus on value co-destruction as an outcome and on interactions at the meso-level. Based on these findings, a holistic definition of value co-destruction is proposed. The paper identifies two major directions for future studies on value co-destruction at events and suggests specific examples.

Originality/value

The paper contributes to a more holistic understanding of value co-creation and co-destruction in an event setting. For example, a clearer understanding of the interactions that reduce the overall value of an event may assist to better design valuable events in the future.

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International Journal of Event and Festival Management, vol. 12 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1758-2954

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Article
Publication date: 29 April 2020

Jacquie McGraw, Rebekah Russell-Bennett and Katherine M. White

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the role of masculine identity in generating value destruction and diminished well-being in a preventative health service.

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the role of masculine identity in generating value destruction and diminished well-being in a preventative health service.

Design/methodology/approach

This research used five focus groups with 39 Australian men aged between 50 and 74 years. Men’s participation in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program informed the sample frame. In total, 12 Jungian male archetypes were used to identify different masculine identities.

Findings

Thematic analysis of the data revealed three themes of masculinity that explain why men destroy value by avoiding the use of a preventative health services including: rejection of the service reduces consumer disempowerment and emasculation, active rejection of resources creates positive agency and suppressing negative self-conscious emotions protects the self.

Research limitations/implications

Limitations include the single context of bowel cancer screening. Future research could investigate value destruction in other preventative health contexts such as testicular cancer screening, sexual health screening and drug abuse.

Practical implications

Practical implications include fostering consumer empowerment when accessing services, developing consumer resources to create positive agency and boosting positive self-conscious emotions by promoting positive social norms.

Originality/value

This research is the first known study to explore how value is destroyed in men’s preventative health using the perspective of gender identity. This research also is the first to explore value destruction as an emotion regulation strategy.

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Journal of Service Theory and Practice, vol. 30 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2055-6225

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Article
Publication date: 5 October 2017

Cheryl Leo and Nadia Zainuddin

This paper seeks to draw from services marketing theory as an alternative and under-used pathway to social and behaviour change for the achievement of societal well-being…

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Purpose

This paper seeks to draw from services marketing theory as an alternative and under-used pathway to social and behaviour change for the achievement of societal well-being. Social marketing services are an important part of social change programmes as they contribute towards service users’ health, well-being, and the fulfilment of social marketing goals. However, value destruction can occur in users’ service experiences, leading to a decline rather than improvement of their well-being. The purpose of this paper is to understand the nature of the value destruction process and identify the outcomes in social marketing services from a consumer’s perspective.

Design/methodology/approach

A qualitative exploratory study using a focus group (n = 4) and individual depth interview (n = 4) methods was undertaken. The discussions were guided by a semi-structured interview guide and were audio recorded and transcribed verbatim.

Findings

Thematic analysis of the data revealed two value destruction processes: incongruent resource application and misuse of firm resources. The value destruction processes suggest three types of outcomes: reduced usage of the service, termination of service and strategic behavioural actions.

Originality/value

This study is the first to examine value destruction processes and outcomes in social marketing services from a consumer’s perspective. This study contributes towards the small but growing body of research on value destruction in both commercial and social marketing by challenging the assumption that value creation is always positively valenced and responding to critique that there is currently insufficient focus on value destruction in service research and its impact on well-being.

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Journal of Social Marketing, vol. 7 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2042-6763

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Article
Publication date: 1 April 2022

Li-Wei Wu, Ellen Rouyer and Chung-Yu Wang

Co-production is an important process that alters value creation and improves the relationships between service providers and their customers. Such practice allows…

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Purpose

Co-production is an important process that alters value creation and improves the relationships between service providers and their customers. Such practice allows customers and service employees to access and leverage resources residing in their relationships. Clearly, the marketing-related literature focuses on the bright side of co-production. Nevertheless, the costs and potential negative consequences associated with its dark side must be further investigated. Therefore, this study aims to present a conceptual framework that explores the relationships among co-production, co-production enjoyment, co-production intensity, service effort, and job stress, and their effects on value co-creation, value co-destruction and customer satisfaction.

Design/methodology/approach

This study was conducted on the basis of dyadic data; the process incorporates both the customer and the corresponding service employee into a single unit of analysis. The proposed model was tested by using a structural equation model that involves LISREL analyses.

Findings

The results of this study indicate that co-production influences co-production enjoyment, co-production intensity, service effort, and job stress. Co-production enjoyment and service effort increase value co-creation, whereas co-production intensity and job stress increase value co-destruction. Value co-creation and value co-destruction have different effects on customer satisfaction.

Originality/value

This study addresses the gap in the extant research and contributes to a better understanding of the double-sided effects of co-production by integrating employees and customers into a single dyadic and comprehensive model.

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International Journal of Bank Marketing, vol. 40 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0265-2323

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Article
Publication date: 14 September 2010

Loïc Plé and Rubén Chumpitaz Cáceres

Noting that a fundamental tenet of service‐dominant (S‐D) logic is the co‐creation of value‐in‐use, this paper aims to explore the theoretical possibility that the…

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Purpose

Noting that a fundamental tenet of service‐dominant (S‐D) logic is the co‐creation of value‐in‐use, this paper aims to explore the theoretical possibility that the interactions between service systems cannot only co‐create value, but also have adverse consequences leading to actual value co‐destruction.

Design/methodology/approach

This conceptual paper critically reviews the dominance of value co‐creation and value‐in‐use in S‐D logic. Noting the relative lack of research in the converse possibility, the study proposes and explores the implications of value co‐destruction as a new concept which should be introduced within the framework of S‐D logic.

Findings

The study proposes a formal definition for the new proposed concept of value co‐destruction. It describes in detail the process by which it occurs, showing that value can be co‐destroyed through the interactions between different systems, resulting in value destruction‐through‐misuse. Indeed, value co‐destruction occurs when a service system accidentally or intentionally misuses resources (its own resources and/or those of another service system) by acting in an inappropriate or unexpected manner.

Research limitations/implications

This paper is purely conceptual and exploratory. Empirical examination of the theoretical findings regarding value‐co‐destruction is required. Possible avenues of interest for such empirical research of value co‐destruction are suggested.

Practical implications

Limiting the occurrence of misuse by aligning the mutual expectations of interacting service systems should reduce the risks of value co‐destruction. Recovering from misuse should also be considered.

Originality/value

This study is apparently the first to have introduced the notion of value co‐destruction into the conceptual framework of S‐D logic.

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Journal of Services Marketing, vol. 24 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0887-6045

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Article
Publication date: 26 April 2022

Yasin Sahhar and Raymond Loohuis

This paper aims to explore how unreflective and reflective value experience emerges in value co-creation and co-destruction practices in a consumer context.

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Purpose

This paper aims to explore how unreflective and reflective value experience emerges in value co-creation and co-destruction practices in a consumer context.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper presents a Heideggerian phenomenological heuristic consisting of three interrelated modes of engagement, which is used for interpretive sense-making in a dynamic and lively case context of amateur-level football (soccer) played on artificial grass. Based on a qualitative study using ethnographic techniques, this study examines the whats and the hows of value experience by individuals playing football at different qualities and in varying conditions across 25 Dutch football teams.

Findings

The findings reveal three interrelated yet distinct modalities of experience in value co-creation and co-destruction presented in a continuum of triplex spaces of unreflective and reflective value experience. The first is a joyful flow of unreflective value experience in emergent and undisrupted value co-creation practice with no potential for value co-destruction. Second, a semireflective value experience caused by interruptions in value co-creation has a higher potential for value co-destruction. Third, a fully reflective value experience through a completely interrupted value co-creation practice results in high-value co-destruction.

Research limitations/implications

This research contributes to the literature on the microfoundations of value experience and value creation by proposing a conceptual relationship between unreflective/reflective value experience and value co-creation and co-destruction mediated through interruptions in consumer usage situations.

Practical implications

This study’s novel perspective on this relationship offers practitioners a useful vantage point on understanding how enhanced value experience comes about in value co-creation practice and how this is linked to value co-destruction when interruptions occur. These insights help bolster alignment and prevent misalignment in resource integration and foster service strategies, designs and innovations to better influence consumer experience in journeys.

Originality/value

This study deploys an integral view of how consumer value experience manifests in value co-creation and co-destruction that offers conceptual, methodological and practical clarity.

Details

European Journal of Marketing, vol. 56 no. 13
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0566

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Article
Publication date: 13 July 2021

Clement Nangpiire, Joaquim Silva and Helena Alves

The customer as an active and engaged value co-creator raises new challenges for theory and practice, especially in the hospitality industry. However, the connection…

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Purpose

The customer as an active and engaged value co-creator raises new challenges for theory and practice, especially in the hospitality industry. However, the connection between engagement and co-creation is little studied in the hotel/tourism literature. This paper proposes a connection between customer engagement (CE) and value co-creation frameworks to ascertain and depict the internal actors' activities and factors that foster or hinder guests' co-creation and destruction of value.

Design/methodology/approach

The researchers used qualitative methods (35 in-depth interviews, document analysis and four observation sessions) in seven regions of Ghana to explore the customer's perspective. Data were analyzed with NVivo11 within a thematic analysis framework.

Findings

The findings suggest that positive and negative engagement fosters or hinders guests' interactions, which lead to value co-creation or destruction. The research also discovered that negative interactions occasioned by any factor or actor trigger value destruction at multiple stages of the experience journey.

Practical implications

Industry players can use the framework developed to assess their businesses, explore and reflect on the proposed value they aim to generate, and thus be more aware of how they can better facilitate value co-creation with their consumers and avoid value destruction.

Originality/value

This research proposes a novel connection between customer interactions, engagement and value co-creation to ascertain and depict the internal actors' activities and factors that foster or hinder customers' experience in the hotel/tourism industry.

Article
Publication date: 10 January 2018

Tingting Zhang, Can Lu, Edwin Torres and Po-Ju Chen

This paper aims to develop a theoretical model to understand co-creation/co-destruction of value through customer engagement in online channels. It also investigates the…

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to develop a theoretical model to understand co-creation/co-destruction of value through customer engagement in online channels. It also investigates the contributing factors.

Design/methodology/approach

The qualitative approach uses the critical incidents technique to answer the research questions. The authors identify 350 critical incidents in which customers expressed online customer engagement-induced value co-creation or co-destruction experiences. The factors and resulting propositions are identified through data analysis. Data coding and analysis are facilitated by using MAXQDA 12.

Findings

Co-creation through positively valenced engagement behaviors may occur when customers are delighted, feel valued, experience reciprocity, receive organizational incentives, are solicited for feedback, can count on service recovery efforts and interact with helpful, empathetic, polite and responsive employees. Co-destruction through negatively valenced engagement behaviors emerges from rude employee behaviors, indifference, confrontation with company representatives, technological failure, the lack of complaint outlets and customers’ desire for revenge.

Practical implications

Selecting and training employees to be helpful, polite, responsive and empathetic toward online visitors can trigger co-creation. Communication between firms and customers should boost customer approval and delight. Organizations can offer incentives, reliable service delivery and a recovery design to stimulate visitor participation. Soliciting feedback requires sound technological support and direct communication links with visitors.

Originality/value

This study presents the conditions and framework contributing to the duality of customer engagement-induced co-creation and co-destruction values in online channels from the customer, organizational, employee, service design and technological perspectives. It also addresses how value is co-created or co-destructed through examples.

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Journal of Services Marketing, vol. 32 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0887-6045

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Article
Publication date: 4 May 2020

Nadia Zainuddin and Ross Gordon

This paper aims to provide a review of the extant literature on value creation and destruction in social marketing services for social change, for the purposes of…

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Purpose

This paper aims to provide a review of the extant literature on value creation and destruction in social marketing services for social change, for the purposes of developing a research agenda for future research in this area. Creating value in social marketing services is now identified as a key focus for social marketing (Russell-Bennett et al., 2009; Domegan et al., 2013), yet work in this area is nascent and conceptual, methodological, and empirical work is needed to advance the research agenda (Zainuddin et al., 2013; 2016).

Design/methodology/approach

To help shape the future of research on value in social marketing services, this paper appraises the contributions of the current research literature, and identifies gaps in the current knowledge. A systematic literature review was conducted, following the PRISMA protocol for conducting and reporting systematic reviews (Moher et al., 2009). The review covers the areas of value creation in social marketing, value destruction in social marketing, dimensions of value in social marketing, and from value-in-exchange, to value-in-use, to value-in-behaviour in social change.

Findings

A research agenda for further work in this area is provided within the themes of 1. conceptual development, 2. broadening ontological, epistemological, and methodological foundations, 3. research contexts, and 4. measuring and evaluating value in social marketing services. Within each of these themes, a series of research questions are provided to guide further work in the four identified themes.

Originality/value

This paper is the first to offer a review of the extant literature on value creation and destruction in social marketing and social marketing services, and offer a research agenda for future work in this area. This paper contributes to services marketing and the development of service thinking as key component of social marketing, and the role that value creation plays in this (Russell-Bennett et al., 2013).

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Journal of Services Marketing, vol. 34 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0887-6045

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Article
Publication date: 12 May 2022

Resat Arıca, Inci Polat, Cihan Cobanoglu, Abdülkadir Çorbacı, Po-Ju Chen and Meng-Jun Hsu

The purpose of the study is to examine the effect of value co-destruction on customer citizenship and negative electronic word of mouth (e-WOM) behaviors. In addition, the…

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Purpose

The purpose of the study is to examine the effect of value co-destruction on customer citizenship and negative electronic word of mouth (e-WOM) behaviors. In addition, the study aims to determine the mediating role of tourist citizenship between value co-destruction and negative e-WOM behaviors.

Design/methodology/approach

By using a convenience sampling method, data were collected from 704 customers, who purchased their touristic products through co-creation. The exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses were applied to the data obtained to determine the factors that make up the dimensions in the research model. The partial least squares-structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM) was used to evaluate the relationship in the research model proposed in the study.

Findings

The results of the study indicated that value co-destruction had an effect on customer citizenship behavior and negative e-WOM. While the helping behavior of customer citizenship had an effect on negative e-WOM, the advocacy behavior of customer citizenship had no effect on negative e-WOM. However, this study found only an indirect mediation effect of helping behavior in the relationship between value co-destruction and negative e-WOM.

Research limitations/implications

The research examined the antecedent behaviors that cause value co-destruction and the effects of these behaviors on the outcomes of the holiday experience. This information then was combined in a model and evaluated in a holistic framework. Theoretically, the research helps us understand the impact of value co-destruction behavior on citizenship behavior and on tourists’ negative e-WOM tendency. The research examines value co-destruction behavior and its effect on holiday-experience outcomes simultaneously.

Practical implications

The research provides a framework that tourism enterprises can use to produce and offer value-attributing services for their customers and to manage dysfunctional and disruptive business processes and behaviors to reduce value co-destruction. The research also provides a new way for practitioners in the tourism sector to understand and generalize the behavioral changes of tourists caused by value co-destruction during and after their experience.

Originality/value

The paper contributes to an understanding of value co-destruction antecedents and outputs from the customer perspective. Further, the research provides information to tourism businesses to effectively and efficiently manage the value co-creation process and prevent value co-destruction. The findings of the study will provide useful suggestions that will contribute to researchers and sectoral representatives.

价值共毁和负面的电子口碑行为:游客公民身份的中介作用

摘要

研究目的

本论文研究价值共毁对于顾客公民行为和负面网络口碑行为的影响。此外, 本论文还将指明游客公民行为在价值共毁与负面网络口碑行为的中介作用。

研究方法

本论文采用便利抽样法, 研究样本为704名顾客, 他们曾通过价值共创过程来购买旅游产品。本论文使用了探索性数据分析和验证性数据分析法, 以分析研究模型中的各种变量和维度。通过偏最小平方-方程结构模型(PLS-SEM)数据分析, 本论文验证了研究模型中的各种假设变量关系。

研究结果

本论文研究结果表明, 价值共毁对顾客公民行为和负面网络口碑行为有显着影响。顾客公民行为中的帮助行为对负面网络口碑行为有显着影响, 然而, 顾客公民行为中的拥护行为并未对负面口碑传播行为有显着影响。此外, 本论文发现了一条中介因子的间接效应:帮助行为对于价值共毁和负面网络口碑行为之间的中介效应。

研究原创性

本论文从顾客角度, 解释了价值共毁的前因后果。此外, 本论文研究结果建议旅游业如何有效率和效能地管理价值共创过程, 防止价值共毁情况出现。本论文研究结果还为其他研究学者和行业代表提供了有用的建议。

研究理论启示

本论文研究了价值共创的影响因素, 以及其对于度假体验的影响。本论文创立了一个整体研究模型, 概括了价值共创的前因后果, 并且提供了模型实证结果。理论上, 本论文帮助认知了价值共毁行为对于公民行为和游客负面网络口碑意愿的影响。本论文研究了价值共毁行为, 以及同时其对于度假体验的影响。

研究管理启示

本论文中的模型可作为商业模型, 供旅游企业使用, 以向其顾客提供高价值服务, 同时能够管理失效和破坏性的商业服务流程和行为, 以减少价值共毁。本论文还为旅游行业人士提供了一条新思路, 以了解和总结在旅游度假中和度假后的价值共毁所造成的游客行为的种种改变。

研究限制与未来研究

本论文有几项限制以供未来研究考虑。本论文的样本为曾通过价值共创以购买旅游体验的顾客。因此, 本论文结果可能无法适用于其他类型的游客。本论文还只从需求方面来研究价值共毁。此外, 本论文提供了一些初级验证结果, 解释了旅游业中的价值共毁行为的前因后果, 未来研究应该拓展这个研究, 加入其他因素, 管理价值共毁和价值共毁的后果, 避免企业受到价值共毁的影响。

Co-destrucción de valor y comportamiento negativo de e-wom: el papel mediador de la ciudadanía de los turistas

Resumen

Objetivo/Propósito

La investigación ha examinado el efecto de la destrucción conjunta de valor en la ciudadanía del cliente y en los comportamientos negativos de e-WOM. Además, la investigación tuvo como objetivo determinar el papel mediador de la ciudadanía turística entre la co-destrucción de valor y los comportamientos negativos de e-WOM.

Metodología

Utilizando un método de muestreo por conveniencia, se recopilaron datos de 704 clientes que compraron sus productos turísticos a través de un proceso de cocreación. Se aplicaron análisis factoriales exploratorios y confirmatorios a los datos para determinar los factores que componen las dimensiones en el modelo de investigación. Se utilizó el modelo de ecuaciones estructurales de mínimos cuadrados parciales (PLS-SEM) para evaluar la relación en el modelo de investigación propuesto en la investigación.

Resultados

Los resultados de la investigación indicaron que la co-destrucción de valor afectó el comportamiento de ciudadanía del cliente y el e-WOM negativo. Mientras que el comportamiento de ayuda de la ciudadanía del cliente afectó al e-WOM negativo, el comportamiento de defensa de la ciudadanía del cliente no afectó al e-WOM negativo. La investigación, sin embargo, encontró un efecto de mediación solo indirecto: un comportamiento de ayuda en la relación entre la co-destrucción de valor y el e-WOM negativo.

Originalidad

El documento ayuda a explicar los antecedentes y los resultados de la co-destrucción de valor desde la perspectiva del cliente. Además, su información puede permitir a las empresas turísticas gestionar de forma eficaz y eficiente el proceso de creación conjunta de valor y evitar la destrucción conjunta de valor. Los datos de la investigación también proporcionarán sugerencias útiles a otros investigadores y representantes del sector.

Implicaciones Teóricas

La investigación ha examinado los comportamientos antecedentes que causan la destrucción conjunta de valores y los efectos de estos comportamientos en los resultados de la experiencia vacacional. Esta información luego se combinó en un modelo y se evaluó en un marco holístico. Teóricamente, la investigación nos ayuda a comprender el impacto del comportamiento de co-destrucción de valor en el comportamiento de la ciudadanía y en la tendencia negativa de e-WOM de los turistas. La investigación examina el comportamiento de co-destrucción de valor y su efecto en los resultados de la experiencia vacacional simultáneamente.

Implicaciones Gerenciales

La investigación proporciona un marco que las empresas turísticas pueden usar para producir y ofrecer servicios que atribuyan valor a sus clientes y para gestionar procesos y comportamientos comerciales disfuncionales y disruptivos para reducir la co-destrucción de valor. La investigación también proporciona una nueva forma para que los profesionales del sector turístico comprendan y generalicen los cambios de comportamiento de los turistas causados por la destrucción conjunta de valor durante y después de su experiencia.

Limitación e Investigación Futura

Esta investigación tiene varias limitaciones que podrían sugerir direcciones para investigaciones futuras. Se seleccionó como escenario de investigación a los clientes que compran experiencias turísticas a través de un proceso de co-creación. Por esta razón, los resultados de esta investigación podrían no aplicarse a otros turistas. Esta investigación también examinó la co-destrucción de valor solo desde el lado de la demanda. Además, la investigación proporcionó evidencia preliminar sobre las premisas y los resultados de los comportamientos de co-destrucción de valor en el contexto del turismo. Además, la investigación futura podría intentar ampliar el presente trabajo mediante la identificación de factores adicionales que pueden gestionar la destrucción conjunta de valor y otros resultados de la destrucción conjunta de valor para las empresas.

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