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Ukpabi D.C., Karjaluoto H., Olaleye S., Mogaji E. (2020) Customer Value Framework and Recommendation Intention: The Moderating Role of Customer Characteristics in an Online Travel Community. In: Neidhardt J., Wörndl W. (eds) Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism 2020. Springer, Cham.

Customer value framework and recommendation intention : the moderating role of customer characteristics in an online travel community

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Author: Ukpabi, Dandison1; Karjaluoto, Heikki1; Olaleye, Sunday2;
Organizations: 1University of Jyväskylä, Finland
2University of Oulu, Finland
3University of Greenwich, Greenwich, UK
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Springer Nature, 2020
Publish Date: 2020-12-19


The aim of this study was to develop and test a model that examined the interactions among the customer value framework, recommendation intention and customer characteristics in an online travel community (OTC). Data were obtained using Amazon Mechanical Turk from 251 members of an OTC as a sample. The partial least squares method was used to analyse the data. We found that all the variables of the customer value framework, including functional value, hedonic value and social value, were positively related to recommendation intention. In addition, using multi-group analyses, the study found differences between how different customer segments perceive each of the value dimensions and their effect on recommendation intention. Theoretical and managerial implications are offered.

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ISBN: 978-3-030-36737-4
ISBN Print: 978-3-030-36736-7
Pages: 38 - 49
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-36737-4_4
Host publication: Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism 2020 : Proceedings of the International Conference in Surrey, United Kingdom, January 08-10, 2020
Host publication editor: Neidhardt, Julia
Wörndl, Wolfgang
Conference: Information and communication technologies in tourism
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 512 Business and management
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