Service level objective
About: Service level objective is a(n) research topic. Over the lifetime, 7894 publication(s) have been published within this topic receiving 218701 citation(s).
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01 Jan 1990
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors construct a model that, by balancing a customer's perceptions of the value of a particular service with the customer's need for that service, provides theoretical insight into customer expectations and service delivery.
Abstract: Excellence in customer service is the hallmark of success in service industries and among manufacturers of products that require reliable service. But what exactly is excellent service? It is the ability to deliver what you promise, say the authors, but first you must determine what you can promise. Building on seven years of research on service quality, they construct a model that, by balancing a customer's perceptions of the value of a particular service with the customer's need for that service, provides brilliant theoretical insight into customer expectations and service delivery.
01 Mar 1991-Journal of Consumer Research
TL;DR: In this article, the authors developed a model of how customers with prior experiences and expectations assess service performance levels, overall service quality, and service value, applied to residential customers' assessments of local telephone service.
Abstract: This article develops a model of how customers with prior experiences and expectations assess service performance levels, overall service quality, and service value. The model is applied to residential customers' assessments of local telephone service. The model is estimated with a two-stage least squares procedure through survey data. Results indicate that residential customers' assessments of quality and value are primarily a function of disconfirmation arising from discrepancies between anticipated and perceived performance levels. However, perceived performance levels also were found to have an important direct effect on quality and value assessments.
01 Jun 2008-European Management Journal
TL;DR: The authors argue that value is fundamentally derived and determined in use -the integration and application of resources in a specific context, rather than in exchange, embedded in firm output and captured by price.
Abstract: Summary The creation of value is the core purpose and central process of economic exchange. Traditional models of value creation focus on the firm’s output and price. We present an alternative perspective, one representing the intersection of two growing streams of thought, service science and service-dominant (S-D) logic. We take the view that (1) service, the application of competences (such as knowledge and skills) by one party for the benefit of another, is the underlying basis of exchange; (2) the proper unit of analysis for service-for-service exchange is the service system, which is a configuration of resources (including people, information, and technology) connected to other systems by value propositions; and (3) service science is the study of service systems and of the co-creation of value within complex configurations of resources. We argue that value is fundamentally derived and determined in use – the integration and application of resources in a specific context – rather than in exchange – embedded in firm output and captured by price. Service systems interact through mutual service exchange relationships, improving the adaptability and survivability of all service systems engaged in exchange, by allowing integration of resources that are mutually beneficial. This argument has implications for advancing service science by identifying research questions regarding configurations and processes of value co-creation and measurements of value-in-use, and by developing its ties with economics and other service-oriented disciplines.
01 Jul 2000-Journal of Marketing
TL;DR: In this article, the authors describe the results of a critical incident study based on more than 800 incidents involving self-service technologies solicited from customers through a Web-based survey, and present a discussion of the resulting critical incident categories and their relationship to customer attributions, complaining behavior, word of mouth, and repeat purchase intentions.
Abstract: Self-service technologies (SSTs) are increasingly changing the way customers interact with firms to create service outcomes. Given that the emphasis in the academic literature has focused almost exclusively on the interpersonal dynamics of service encounters, there is much to be learned about customer interactions with technology-based self-service delivery options. In this research, the authors describe the results of a critical incident study based on more than 800 incidents involving SSTs solicited from customers through a Web-based survey. The authors categorize these incidents to discern the sources of satisfaction and dissatisfaction with SSTs. The authors present a discussion of the resulting critical incident categories and their relationship to customer attributions, complaining behavior, word of mouth, and repeat purchase intentions, which is followed by implications for managers and researchers.
06 Sep 2000
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors present the Six Rules of Service Management and the six principles of service management for managing relationships in a market-oriented organization: Structure, Resources and Service Processes.
Abstract: The Service and Relationship Imperative: Managing In Service Competition. Managing Customer Relationships: An Alternative Paradigm in Management and Marketing. The Nature of Services and Service Consumption, and its Marketing Consequences. Service and Relationship Quality. Quality Management in Services. Return on Service and Relationships. Managing the Augmented Service Offering. Principles of Service Management. Managing Service Productivity. Managing Marketing or Market--oriented Management. Managing Total Integrated Marketing Communication. Managing Brand Relationships and Image. Market--oriented Organization: Structure, Resources and Service Processes. Managing Internal Marketing: A Prerequisite for Successfully Managing Customer Relationships. Managing Service Culture: The Internal Service Imperative. Conclusions: Managing Relationships and the Six Rules of Service. Index.
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