"The Review of Marketing Research" series provides current, state-of-the-art articles by the marketing field's leading researchers and scholars. Unlike other research publications in the field, which impose major constraint on article length, RMR publishes longer chapters that are not only theoretically rigorous but also offer richer detail, including literature reviews, cutting-edge methodologies, empirical studies, international developments, guidelines for implementation, and suggestions for future theory development and testing. "The RMR" series is edited by Naresh K. Malhotra along with a distinguished editorial review board. Each contribution undergoes a double-blind review process, and each volume represents an across-the-board view of the full range of current marketing research methodologies.
Service-Dominant Logic presents a major paradigm shift in thinking about value creation and markets, moving from a ‘goods/product’ logic to a logic that treats the process of service provision as the basis of all exchange, both commercial and social. This timely Handbook brings together chapters written by a stellar cast of expert authors from around the globe, arranged around eleven core themes, to provide a comprehensive overview of key issues, developments, debates and potential future directions for this dynamic field of study: Part 1: Introduction and Background Part 2: Value Cocreation Part 3: Service Exchange Part 4: Service Ecosystems Part 5: Institutions and Institutional Arrangements Part 6: Resources and Resource Integration Part 7: Actors and Practices Part 8: Innovation Part 9: Midrange Theory Part 10: Selected Applications Part 11: Reflections and Prospects ?This Handbook is an essential reference text for scholars, students, consultants and advanced practitioners across a wide range of business & management practices and academic disciplines.
Expanding on the editors' award-winning article "Evolving to a New Dominant Logic for Marketing," this book presents a challenging new paradigm for the marketing discipline. This new paradigm is service-oriented, customer-oriented, relationship-focused, and knowledge-based, and places marketing, once viewed as a support function, central to overall business strategy. Service-dominant logic defines service as the application of competencies for the benefit of another entity and sees mutual service provision, rather than the exchange of goods, as the proper subject of marketing. It moves the orientation of marketing from a "market to" philosophy where customers are promoted to, targeted, and captured, to a "market with" philosophy where the customer and supply chain partners are collaborators in the entire marketing process. The editors elaborate on this model through an historical analysis, clarification, and extension of service-dominant logic, and distinguished marketing thinkers then provide further insight and commentary. The result is a more comprehensive and inclusive marketing theory that will challenge both current thinking and marketing practice.
Industrial Engineering What you need to know to engineer the global serviceeconomy. As customers and service providers create new value throughglobally interconnected service enterprises, service engineers arefinding new opportunities to innovate, design, and manage theservice operations and processes of the new service-based economy.Introduction to Service Engineering provides the tools andinformation a service engineer needs to fulfill this critical newrole. The book introduces engineers as well as students to thefundamentals of the theory and practice of service engineering,covering the characteristics of service enterprises, service designand operations, customer service and service qual...
For virtually all of the 20th century, the paradigm in marketing was founded on early economic thoughts, making goods and exchanges the focal point of economic research and practice. In the 1980s and 1990s, scholars called for a paradigm shift, but did not deliver clear directives on how to move forward. It was not before 2004 when Stephen L. Vargo and Robert F. Lusch published their award-winning article Evolving to a New Dominant Logic for Marketing in the Journal of Marketing, dealing with a potentially new paradigm for marketing. The publication has caused a lot of discussions, crowned by a collection of essays from more than 50 scholars in 2006. This book aims at looking into the reactions and discussions regarding the proposed service-dominant logic in more detail. So far, no comprehensive overview of the existing literature has yet been made. This book will introduce the basic ideas of the service-dominant logic, followed by a detailed state-of-literature. The last part of the book will examine whether the concepts of a service-dominant logic display similarities with concepts of B2B marketing and whether they could successfully be adopted in B2B markets.
Founded in 1971, the Academy of Marketing Science is an international organization dedicated to promoting timely explorations of phenomena related to the science of marketing in theory, research, and practice. Among its services to members and the community at large, the Academy offers conferences, congresses and symposia that attract delegates from around the world. Presentations from these events are published in this Proceedings series, which offers a comprehensive archive of volumes reflecting the evolution of the field. Volumes deliver cutting-edge research and insights, complimenting the Academy’s flagship journals, the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science (JAMS) and AMS Review. Volumes are edited by leading scholars and practitioners across a wide range of subject areas in marketing science. This volume includes the full proceedings from the 2008 Academy of Marketing Science (AMS) Annual Conference held in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
The objective of this study is to provide a metric that helps to assess the solution readiness status of a firm’s sales force. Sales are often considered as part of a marketing strategy. It will be analyzed to what extent this perspective is justified and how this is influenced by the emergence of solutions. Besides, an overview about the sales marketing interface will be given to raise the awareness of this topic. Furthermore, this study will increase the understanding of the reader about applied metric concepts in marketing departments that can be found in existing firms today. It will be demonstrated how shareholder value influenced the design and why these metrics are not aligned with the latest study of firm value.