What are the social and personal drivers to engage in co-creation? A study of UK 7–13-year-olds


Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the social and personal drivers of co-creation in children. Design/methodology/approach: A sample of 463 children aged between 7 and 13 years were recruited. Using electronic event-based diaries, 2,631 entries were captured during an 18-month period. Findings: Data from 861 entries identified a series of anomalous external social and personal factors that drove children to engage in co-creation. These were for maintaining external relationships, dealing with addiction to the co-creation process and dealing with personal loneliness. Research limitations/implications: The study reveals new, unconventional and gender-specific behaviours that might assist marketers in understanding children’s complex relationships with co-creation and brands. Originality/value: To the best of the authors’ knowledge, this is the first study of its kind to examine children’s social and personal drives to engage in co-creation.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1108/YC-09-2020-1215
Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Marketing & Strategy
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Brand management,Children,Co-creation,Personal drivers,Social drivers,Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous),Life-span and Life-course Studies
Publication ISSN: 1747-3616
Last Modified: 20 May 2024 07:36
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2021 10:08
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2021-07-07
Published Online Date: 2021-02-10
Accepted Date: 2021-01-10
Authors: Thomas, Robert
White, Gareth R.T.
Samuel, Anthony


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