To Technovate or Not to Technovate? Examining the Inter-Relationship of Consumer Technology, Museum Service Quality, Museum Value, and Repurchase Intent

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Abstract

Increased reliance on technology has driven museums to consider the technology required to provide a creative cost effective experience. Technovation is a process of developing and innovating services using technology. This research will contribute to a better technology investment decision-making for museum managers and advance understanding of consumer value, co-creation, technology use and museums. Structural equation modelling was conducted on a survey administered to 412 museum visitors to test technology efficacy, technology acceptance, service quality, museum value and repeat intent in museums. Results indicate the significant relationships of technology self-efficacy, technology acceptance, service quality, museum value to repurchase intention. Consumers supported the role of technology and suggested that technology innovation in museum service delivery is essential. The research suggests that to ensure value co-creation, technology management must guide and support the visitor with the interaction. This is the first known paper testing this system of relationships in the museum context.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-182
Number of pages28
JournalJournal of Nonprofit and Public Sector Marketing
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • museum service quality
  • museum value
  • technology acceptance
  • technology efficacy
  • technovation

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