'A good place to live': Rethinking residents' place satisfaction and the role of co-creation

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis (compilation)


Developing a place into ‘a good place to live’ for people of all ages is a prioritized issue in many municipalities in Sweden, as well as around the world. But what do we really mean by ‘a good place to live’? How do the residents themselves comprehend and perceive ‘a good place to live’? And how do municipalities view their place and what they offer to their residents? This thesis explores how ‘a good place to live’ can be understood, conceptualized and studied, and the roles co-creation and the residents themselves play in this context. Taking the resident as a starting point and using the service-based logic as a theoretical foundation, this thesis connects the stream of research within place marketing focusing on co-creation and the users’ role with the stream of research dealing with success measurements and place satisfaction.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Business Administration


  • Place marketing, residents, place satisfaction, co-creation, Service-based logic, value-in-use
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
Supervisors/Assistant supervisor
Award date2019 Sep 20
Place of PublicationLund
  • Lund Studies in Economics and Management
Print ISBNs978-91-7895-229-8
Electronic ISBNs978-91-7895-230-4
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Sep
Publication categoryResearch

Bibliographic note

Defence details Date: 2019-09-20 Time: 13:15 Place: EC3:207 External reviewer Name: Medway, Dominic Title: Professor Affiliation: Manchester Metropolitan University ---

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