In the co-creation of value by firms and their customers, interactions serve as an important foundation for ongoing value-in-use. This study aims first, to explore customers’ positive and negative experiences of interactions with frontline employees; and second, to interpret the findings using service logic. Responses to open-ended questions were collected via mail survey from two types of call centre customers, end consumers of insurance (n=289) and business customers of a bank (n=325). Both types of customers demonstrated similar concerns but a different emphasis. End consumers were preoccupied with value co-creation during the interaction, while business customers focused more on the outcome, and further value-in-use. The paper interprets the findings using Grönroos’ value creation model, and includes managerial implications.
Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference 2009 (ANZMAC 2009). Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference 2009 (Melbourne 30 November - 2 December, 2009)