Excerpt from course description

Service Marketing

Introduction

A large percentage of business activity today relates to services. Services, therefore, dominate the global economy and are becoming critical for competitive advantage in companies across the globe and industry sectors. Thus, an understanding of the field of service marketing and its most recent advances is a prerequisite today for those who want to successfully pursue careers and manage businesses both in the private and in public sector.

This course allows students to examine the important issues facing service providers and the successful implementation of a customer focus in service-based businesses. Topics include an overview of services marketing; understanding the customer and the service marketing stakeholders, how to create and develop sustainable services, factors affecting the people who deliver and perform services and how technology infusion creates new kinds of services that offer opportunities for service- and manufacturing organizations to enhance their relationships with customers.

More specifically the topics will cover;

  • New paradigms and frameworks in service marketing
  • Understanding the service marketing stakeholders
  • Designing the service performance, experience and the service setting
  • Understanding the customer: co-creation, complaint management and service recovery
  • Creating and developing sustainable services and buisness models 
  • Digital service marketing
  • Servitization and challenges facing businesses transferring from good to services
  • Service innovation

Course content

  • New paradigms and frameworks in service marketing
  • Understanding the service marketing stakeholders
  • Designing the service performance, experience and the service setting
  • Understanding the customer: co-creation, complaint management and service recovery
  • Creating and developing sustainable services and buisness models 
  • Digital service marketing
  • Servitization and Challenges facing businesses transferring from good to services
  • Service innovation

Disclaimer

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