Designing Service Processes to Unlock Value

Joy Field

Print Price: 
$32.95
E-book Price: 
$19.95
In Stock: 
November 20, 2012
Number of Pages: 
137
Print ISBN: 
9781606493045
E-book ISBN: 
9781606493052

The service process design landscape is changing, with a much broader range of design options now available. Opportunities for new service design configurations are being supported, to a large extent, by technology-enabled innovations; many tasks previously performed by the service provider may now be performed by either the customer or the service provider. As a result, customers are playing a more active role in the service process not only through self-service but also by providing information to the service provider to create a more personalized service experience. This book explores how service processes can be designed to leverage opportunities for service providers and customers to cocreate value. Inside, you will learn about frameworks for value cocreation and models for designing all types of service processes, as well as the unique challenges of designing knowledge-intensive services. And with the growing involvement of customers in performing service tasks, service process outcomes are increasingly dependent on the capabilities of both service providers and customers. You will learn about real approaches to unlocking these capabilities to further boost value cocreation. The service process design landscape is changing, with a much broader range of design options now available. Opportunities for new service design configurations are being supported, to a large extent, by technology-enabled innovations; many tasks previously performed by the service provider may now be performed by either the customer or the service provider. As a result, customers are playing a more active role in the service process not only through self-service but also by providing information to the service provider to create a more personalized service experience. This book explores how service processes can be designed to leverage opportunities for service providers and customers to cocreate value. Inside, you will learn about frameworks for value cocreation and models for designing all types of service processes, as well as the unique challenges of designing knowledge-intensive services. And with the growing involvement of customers in performing service tasks, service process outcomes are increasingly dependent on the capabilities of both service providers and customers. You will learn about real approaches to unlocking these capabilities to further boost value cocreation. The service process design landscape is changing, with a much broader range of design options now available. Opportunities for new service design configurations are being supported, to a large extent, by technology-enabled innovations; many tasks previously performed by the service provider may now be performed by either the customer or the service provider. As a result, customers are playing a more active role in the service process not only through self-service but also by providing information to the service provider to create a more personalized service experience. This book explores how service processes can be designed to leverage opportunities for service providers and customers to cocreate value. Inside, you will learn about frameworks for value cocreation and models for designing all types of service processes, as well as the unique challenges of designing knowledge-intensive services. And with the growing involvement of customers in performing service tasks, service process outcomes are increasingly dependent on the capabilities of both service providers and customers. You will learn about real approaches to unlocking these capabilities to further boost value cocreation.

Joy Field

Dr. Joy M. Field is an Associate Professor of Operations Management in the Carroll School of Management at Boston College. She received an MBA, MS in statistics, and PhD in operations management from the University of Minnesota. Her research interests include service and manufacturing operations design, quality management, and operations strategy. Her recent research focuses on designing and managing the service co-production process to improve its efficiency and effectiveness, with an emphasis on the role of the customer co-producer.

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