Strategic Service Institute: Form a Crack Team to Solve Your Service Performance Issues

“Attending the ASU Strategic Services Institute was an outstanding way for our team to spend some valuable time immersed among talented individuals and CSL experts. Chaos in today’s service industry driven by changing expectations was reinforced. The surprise for me came in the thoughtful and execution-oriented way to put the customer ‘lens’ front and center with …

What You Need to Know About Collaborative Consumption

Collaborative consumption (CC) has emerged as a new business model that has been very effective in serving Millennials. However, what does it really entail and when will it be successful? In CC, a platform provider acts as a matchmaker, so that a customer can access assets of a peer service provider. This article discusses how …

Chart Your Way to Services Growth

Companies are looking for practical measures that will help them grow through services and customer solutions beyond their traditional product core. In this series, Center for Services Leadership Co-Executive Director Wolfgang Ulaga takes us through a road map for building a B2B service and solution business. Part One: Is your firm on the fastest route …

Ride Along: How Uber Engineers the Customer Experience

Uber reached a new high-water mark in May with 5 billion trips since its founding in 2010. That 5 billionth trip was actually 156 trips that started simultaneously in 24 countries on six continents. The company has experienced a rate of growth that staggers, and today, passengers can find a ride on their Uber apps …

Ethics: Maintain Bright Lines – Interview with Dr. Marianne Jennings

Click Here to Listen to Audio the Podcast with Dr. Marianne Jennings Transcript:  For 40 years, Marianne Jennings has been teaching students and companies about ethical behavior in business settings. Professor emeritus of legal and ethical studies at the W. P. Carey School of Business, Jennings is the author of The Seven Signs of Ethical …

Interview with Dr. Joy Field, Author of Designing Service Processes to Unlock Value

Click Here to Listen to the Audio Podcast with Dr. Joy Field Transcript: Today we’re speaking with Dr. Joy Field, Associate Professor of Operations Management at Boston College and a member of the Center for Services Leadership Faculty Network. The second edition of Dr. Field’s book, Designing Service Processes to Unlock Value, was published this …

Fast Track

Is Your Firm on the Fastest Route to a Profitable Services Business?

Companies are responding to the present highly competitive business environment by looking for ways to differentiate and grow through robust service offerings. Adding them is a complex process, however, fraught with roadblocks and potholes. Professors Wolfgang Ulaga and Christian Kowalkowski have charted a twelve-step roadmap to service expansion in their new book, Service Strategy in …

Mary Jo Bitner and Stephen Brown Receive Grönroos Award 2017

We are very excited to share that CSL’s Co-Executive Director Mary Jo Bitner and CSL’s Distinguished Faculty and the former CSL’s Executive Director Stephen Brown were selected for the prestigious Grönroos Award. The Grönroos Award acknowledges pioneering and innovative advancements in service research in the spirit of the Nordic School of Marketing thought.  Professor Mary Jo Bitner was recognized …