Purpose The innovation of meaning process is defined as hermeneutic and interpretive and it is based on the understanding and interpretation of the socio-cultural dynamics to enable companies in envisioning new meanings. However, people's meaning-making activities are characterized by both a social/institutional dimension and an individual one. The creation of meaning, while influenced by society, is ultimately a subjective experience. In this paper, we adopt an S-D logic perspective to explain the innovation of meaning as a process based on the integration of resources to drive the co-creation of meaning with customers. Design/methodology/approach The paper is conceptual in nature. Through a literature review on both the concepts, we argue that the service-dominant logic may help the further development of the innovation of meaning by informing the latter with its underlying principles. Findings We propose an interpretation of the innovation of meaning framework based on the S-D logic foundational premises. The innovation of meaning principles are re-worked to be applied to a service context and stimulate further refinement. The most promising directions for continuing the evolution are also provided, along with some key research questions to be addressed in future studies. Originality/value This research is the first effort to connect the innovation of meaning framework to the new dominant logic for marketing. This results in the resolution of paradoxes in the framework and the identification of research avenues to complete it, especially regarding how the meaning is proposed and co-created with customers.

An S-D logic perspective on innovation of meaning: reflections and future directions

Artusi F.;Bellini E.
2020-01-01

Abstract

Purpose The innovation of meaning process is defined as hermeneutic and interpretive and it is based on the understanding and interpretation of the socio-cultural dynamics to enable companies in envisioning new meanings. However, people's meaning-making activities are characterized by both a social/institutional dimension and an individual one. The creation of meaning, while influenced by society, is ultimately a subjective experience. In this paper, we adopt an S-D logic perspective to explain the innovation of meaning as a process based on the integration of resources to drive the co-creation of meaning with customers. Design/methodology/approach The paper is conceptual in nature. Through a literature review on both the concepts, we argue that the service-dominant logic may help the further development of the innovation of meaning by informing the latter with its underlying principles. Findings We propose an interpretation of the innovation of meaning framework based on the S-D logic foundational premises. The innovation of meaning principles are re-worked to be applied to a service context and stimulate further refinement. The most promising directions for continuing the evolution are also provided, along with some key research questions to be addressed in future studies. Originality/value This research is the first effort to connect the innovation of meaning framework to the new dominant logic for marketing. This results in the resolution of paradoxes in the framework and the identification of research avenues to complete it, especially regarding how the meaning is proposed and co-created with customers.
27th innovation and product development management conference (IPDMC)
1998-7374
Innovation of Meaning
Service-dominant logic
Meaning making
Co-creation
Resource integration
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