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The consumer’s experience of self-customizing a product with a sales configurator can be a source of experience-related benefits for the consumer, above and beyond the traditionally considered utility of possessing a product that better fits his/her idiosyncratic needs. Although such experience-related benefits have been found by previous studies as(More)
Firms offering high product variety and customization can paradoxically experience a loss of sales because customers feel overwhelmed by the number of product configurations offered. Sales configurators may be a solution for avoiding this paradox, but relatively few studies have focused on the characteristics they should have in order to overcome this(More)
Literature has recently conceptualized five capabilities that a sales configurator should deploy in order to help avoid the product variety paradox, namely the risk that offering more product variety and customization to the market paradoxically results in a loss of sales. However, no studies have investigated the effect of such capabilities on the value(More)
A growing number of firms today have to cope with the twofold challenge of mass customization (i.e., combining high performance in product customization with high performance in cost, delivery and quality) and green management (i.e., integrating environmental-sustainability principles into businesses). Research on this joint challenge, however, is still(More)
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