What is it about?
We explore the interplay between social currency (SC) and consumer engagement on social networks.
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Why is it important?
We use text analyses based on both human coding and machine learning assisted sentiment analysis on reviews collected from Facebook pages, and we show that SC has a positive effect on ratings and visitor loyalty.
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This page is a summary of: Consumer engagement: the role of social currency in online reviews, Service Industries Journal, December 2018, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/02642069.2018.1553237.
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