Competing in a Service Economy is a hands-on guide to creating services, with illustrative examples from service-oriented companies including Disney, Ericsson, IKEA, National Association of Convenience Stores, Ritz Carlton, Scandinavian Airline Systems, Sterling Pulp Chemicals, and Telia Mobile. This practical resource for executives, general managers, and managers in marketing, operations, and human resources reveals how to gain a competitive advantage by creating and implementing a strategic plan that will ultimately improve their organization's services. Written by the authors of the best-selling book Improving Customer Satisfaction, Loyalty, and Profit , this important new book will help business professionals to think and plan strategically to dramatically improve services, service development, and service innovation within their organizations.
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A University of Michigan Business School Management Series book. Differentiating through service development stands to improve customer satisfaction and financial performance. This book will help executives and managers to think and plan strategically with respect to services, service development and service innovation.
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Preface 1. Competing Through Services 2. Creating a Service Advantage 3. Service Maintenance: Removing Things Gone Wrong 4. Improving Service Performance: Adding Things Gone Right 5. Service Innovation 6. Lead the Way Appendix: The IKEA Saga Notes The Authors Index
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Produktdetaljer

ISBN
9780470448212
Publisert
2008
Utgiver
Vendor
John Wiley & Sons Inc
Vekt
328 gr
Høyde
228 mm
Bredde
152 mm
Tykkelse
15 mm
Aldersnivå
06, P
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Antall sider
208

Om bidragsyterne

Anders Gustafsson teaches service quality management at Karlstad University, Sweden. He is a research leader at the Service Research Center, working on topics such as technology readiness, user-driven service development, and customer orientation. Michael D. Johnson is the D. Maynard Phelps Professor of Business Administration and professor of marketing at the University of Michigan Business School. He has been instrumental in the development of national satisfaction indices around the world. He teaches services marketing management in the Michigan MBA program. Johnson and Gustafsson are the authors of UMBS best-selling book Improving Customer Satisfaction, Loyalty, and Profit, from Jossey-Bass.