|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|1011808||939117||2017||17 صفحه PDF||ندارد||دانلود رایگان|
• Customer-customer interactions (CCIs) influence attendees' self-esteem and transcendent conference experiences.
• Social-emotional support in CCIs has a bigger impact on transcendent conference experiences than know-how exchange does.
• The impacts of CCIs on self-esteem and transcendent conference experiences are partially mediated by group identification.
The dynamic of modern events reflects an increased focus on staging unique and compelling experiences for event attendees. Considering the centrality of customer-customer interactions (CCIs) in conferences, conference experience is greatly driven by attendees' engagement in CCIs. Anchored in social psychology, organizational behavior, and marketing/branding literature, this study adopts the Self-Concept and Social Identity Theory (SIT) as its theoretical bedrock to investigate the underlying mechanism through which CCIs influence attendees' experiences at association conferences. Data was collected from 821 former association conference attendees. SEM results suggest a mediating model, which illustrates that attendees' experience of know-how exchange and social-emotional support during CCIs significantly influences their group-based self-esteem and transcendent conference experiences, while the social-emotional support plays a more significant role. Such relationships are further found to be partially mediated by one's identification with the conference group. Findings yield both theoretical contributions and managerial implications.
Journal: Tourism Management - Volume 59, April 2017, Pages 154–170