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Cambridge Service Alliance

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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The future of digital services and platforms

May 23, 2019

Cambridge Service Alliance Community of Interest Meeting - April 2019

New Paper: Servitization: A contemporary thematic review of four major research streams

May 21, 2019

This study identifies the key themes and research priorities in servitization literature over thirteen years from 2005 and 2017, based on four major research streams (general management, marketing, operations, and service management).

New paper - Redistributed Manufacturing and the Impact of Big Data: A Consumer Goods Perspective

May 21, 2019

This paper builds a conceptual framework to explore whether big data combined with new manufacturing technologies can facilitate redistributed manufacturing (RDM).

HCL joins the Cambridge Service Alliance

Apr 23, 2019

HCL joined the Cambridge Service Alliance as a strategic digital services partner.

New Thinking about the Future of Services

Apr 14, 2019

Connecting the Digital, Physical and Social

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