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developing new understanding and approaches to complex service systems

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The service sector now accounts for 75 percent of the labour force in the US and the UK and more than 50 percent in Brazil, Russia, Japan and Germany. The dramatic growth of the service sector is changing the nature of organisations. This transition can be extremely beneficial for organisations, securing their competitive position, offering long-term stable revenues and opening up new market opportunities However, it is becoming apparent that there is a lack of research and knowledge in the area of service to help address the challenges these changes are creating. The Alliance will help overcome the challenges of moving toward service by:

  • Defining business models that will best create and capture value.
  • Assisting firms to recoup the financial benefits they expect to through services.
  • Identifying new service and support engineering capabilities to enable these business models.
  • Establishing how innovation in performance information and analytics enables service business models.

The Cambridge Service Alliance aspires through research and education programmes, to better enable organisations to address the challenges they will face in the next three to five years.

The partners in the Alliance jointly agree a defined research programme with the University of Cambridge, addressing issues of interest and relevance to them. The pages in this section show some of the research that has been undertaken to date, including ongoing research activities. 

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Risks of Outcome-Based Service Contracts

Feb 21, 2017

February Paper on 'Investigating risks of outcome-based service contracts from a provider's perspective' by Jingchen Hou and Andy Neely

Webinar on Classification of Noisy Data

Feb 13, 2017

13 February 2017 - Classification of Noisy Data: An Approach Based on Genetic Algorithms and Voronoi Tessellation - Abdul Khan

A Process for B2B Partnerships - designing to deliver capability across companies

Jan 26, 2017

Executive Briefing and Podcast on B2B Partnership - designing to deliver capability across companies.

Podcast on Ecosystems Value Framework

Jan 23, 2017

Dr Florian Urmetzer, Senior Research Associate, Cambridge Service Alliance talks about his new paper: The Ecosystem Value Framework: Supporting Managers to Understand Value Exchange between Core Businesses in Service Ecosystems. The paper is co-authored with Veronica Martinez and Andy Neely.

SOM Forum Presentation on Co-Creation

Jan 21, 2017

In January, Katharina Greve presented her research 'Facilitating Co-creation in Living Labs: The Customer Perspective' at the 9th Service Operations Management Forum in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Upcoming events

Shift to Services Executive Education Programme

Apr 04, 2017

IfM, Cambridge, UK

Cambridge Service Week 2017 - Academic Conference

Oct 05, 2017

IfM, Cambridge, UK

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