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Workshop discussion sessions

Workshops during the 2019 conference looked at some of the CSA current areas of research which includes -   

Digital transformation strategy 

Henneberg Stephan Henneberg, Queen Mary University of London

The starting point is not (only) the technology but what you can do with it – in other words the business model the technology enables. There is no single recipe for success in digital transformation. Each firm needs to find its own roadmap: the elements may be the same but how they are put together needs to be distinct.

Blockchain: the application of emerging technologies

Veronica Veronica Martinez, Cambridge Service Alliance

Blockchain forecasted that it will fundamentally change how we all live and work. Beyond its financial application, Blockchain’s unique attributes – resilient, secure and traceable – offer a wide range of opportunities for industrial services. It creates value and enhances customer experiences. Its implementation urgently needs a completely different mindset – collaboration and realtime transactions within and across organizations.

Digital platforms driving new business models

Witell Lars Wittell, Karlstad University, Sweden

How do you move from a product-based business model to a service-based business model and now to a ‘gig economy’ business model while enhancing your brand reputation? How do you develop a roadmap for building digitalised services and a new business model?

Customer Experience Analytics

Mcoll-kennedt Janet McColl-Kennedy, The University of Queensland, Australia

Firms often rely on Net Promoter Scores and satisfaction ratings in their efforts to measure customer satisfaction but these techniques do not produce accurate insights and may be actively misleading. Developments in AI and Natural Language Processing mean that firms can now dive into textual analysis to get much more meaningful insights that can be used to help us decide where to go next.

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New Paper - Digital transformation: harnessing digital technologies for the next generation of services

Jun 21, 2019

Check out our recent commentary paper published at the Journal of Services Marketing

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.

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