What’s in Your Gift Closet? Investigating the Use of Stored and (Perhaps) Unwanted Items

Thyra Uth Thomsen, Judith Zaichkowsky

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Abstract

Gift closets are a dedicated space in one’s home in which potential gifts are stored, for which either the recipient or the exact timing of the gift giving is not known at the time the item is stored or acquired. Based on a questionnaire (n=111), including a free elicitation process of words associated with gift closets, we describe the content of gift closets, the intended recipients of the stored potential gifts, and perception of gift closet owners actions. Finally, we theorize how the perception of gift closets may affect the value creation process in gift giving rituals.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato2015
Antal sider7
StatusUdgivet - 2015
BegivenhedThe 44th EMAC Annual Conference 2015: Collaboration in Research - KU Leuven & Vlerick Business School, Leuven, Belgien
Varighed: 26 maj 201529 maj 2015
http://kuleuvencongres.be/EMAC2015

Konference

KonferenceThe 44th EMAC Annual Conference 2015
LokationKU Leuven & Vlerick Business School
Land/OmrådeBelgien
ByLeuven
Periode26/05/201529/05/2015
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Emneord

  • Gift giving perspectives
  • Gift closets
  • Value creation
  • Rituals

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