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Monthly Paper Downloads

Each Month we released a paper in our Monthly Paper Series, which showcases a piece of research being undertaken by one of our researchers.  They are primarily academic papers, and can be either working papers or published research.  On each paper we try to highlight how the paper may be of interest to our partner, or other industrial, audiences. Often the topic of the monthly paper will have an associated Podcast, Webinar and/or Blog for further clarification and dissemination to academic and industrial audiences.

The most recent released is listed below, with the following table showing previous papers released.

2017 July Paper - Incident Reportingx150Barriers and Facilitators to Incident Reporting in Servitized Manufacturers 

Chara Makri and Andy Neely

In April 2010, an oil rig owned by Transocean and operated on behalf of BP, exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, resulting in 11 deaths and 17 injuries. According to the Deepwater Horizon final report, the accident, also known as the ‘Deepwater Horizon oil spill’, was the result of various issues and involved multiple organisations, but BP has suffered ‘the bulk of public and political criticism’. Like most system accidents, this failure shares a ‘conceptual sameness’ to other failures in the way it occurred. When carefully studied these similarities can help organisations learn from past mistakes and prevent future failures. This can be achieved with the use of an incident reporting system that helps communicate any lessons learnt from past failures to everyone involved. The Deepwater Horizon disaster, is a good example of the complexity involved in many service contracts today. Multiple independent organisations need to work together to ensure the safe delivery of the service to their customers. If any of the partners fail to complete their tasks the entire system can fail with devastating consequences. With more than one third of large manufacturing firms worldwide turning into services, more research and collaboration between academia and the industry is required in order to promote safety within service networks. To answer this call, the Cambridge Service Alliance team has been working closely with industry to provide more insights for servitized manufacturers operating in complex service networks, where decisions may be taken by one party and actions carried out by another. While data collection is still underway, this working paper provides some initial insights on the barriers and facilitators of incident reporting within a service environment.

A Systems Perspective on Business Model Evolution

A Systems Perspective on Business Model Evolution

June Paper Release on ‘A Systems Perspective on Business Model Evolution: The Case of an Agricultural Information Service Provider in India’ by Chander Velu

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Bridging the Co-Creation Gap

Bridging the Co-Creation Gap

May Paper Release on ‘Bridging the Co-creation Gap Between Co-creators, Companies and Living Lab’ by Katharina Greve, Veronica Martinez and Andy Neely

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Business Ecosystems: Towards a Classification Model

Business Ecosystems: Towards a Classification Model

April 2017 Paper on 'Business Ecosystems: Towards a Classification Model' by Florian Urmetzer, Andy Neely and Veronica Martinez

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Exploring the Journey to Services

Exploring the Journey to Services

March paper on 'Exploring the Journey to Services', by Veronica Martinez, Andy Neely, Chander Velu, Stewart Leinster-Evans and Dav Bisessar.

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Risks of Outcome-Based Service Contracts

Risks of Outcome-Based Service Contracts

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

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Ecosystems Value Framework Paper

Ecosystems Value Framework Paper

The December Paper on 'The Ecosystem Value Framework: Supporting Managers to Understand Value Exchange between Core Businesses in Service Ecosystems', by Florian Urmetzer, Veronica Martinez and Andy Neely.

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Classification of Noisy Data

Classification of Noisy Data

November paper on 'Classification of Noisy Data: An Approach Based on Genetic Algorithms and Voronoi Tessellation' by Abdul Rauf Khan, Henrik Schiøler, Torben Knudsen, Murat Kulahci and Mohamed Zaki

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Customer Loyalty Predictive Model Paper

Customer Loyalty Predictive Model Paper

The October 2016 paper by Mohamed Zakie, Dalia Kandeil, Andy Neely and Janet McColl-Kennedy, on 'The Fallacy of the Net Promoter Score: Customer Loyalty Predictive Model'.

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Feedback from the Frontline: Engaging front-line employees in service innovation

Feedback from the Frontline: Engaging front-line employees in service innovation

Latest executive briefing on engaging front-line employees in service innovation, by Florian Urmetzer, Stefan Titz, Veronica Martinez and Andy Neely

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Critical Incidents in Complex Service Contracts

Critical Incidents in Complex Service Contracts

July paper on 'Critical Incidents in Complex Service Contracts: Safety Challenges and Means of Prevention' by Chara Makri and Andy Neely

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Service in the Platform Context

Service in the Platform Context

June paper on 'Service in the Platform Context: A review of the state of the art' by Xia Han, Veronica Martinez and Andy Neely

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Facilitating co-creation in living labs: The JOSEPHS study

Facilitating co-creation in living labs: The JOSEPHS study

May paper on 'Facilitating co-creation in living labs: The JOSEPHS study', by Katharina Greve, Veronica Martinez, Julia Jonas, Andy Neely and Kathrin Möslein

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Engineering Services - Unpacking Value Exchange

Engineering Services - Unpacking Value Exchange

April paper on 'Engineering Services: Unpacking Value Exchange', by Florian Urmetzer, Andy Neely, Veronica Martinez

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Supplying Innovation - Unlocking Behaviours in the Supply Chain

Supplying Innovation - Unlocking Behaviours in the Supply Chain

March Paper on 'Supplying Innovation - Unlocking Innovative Behaviours in the Supply Chain', by Jingchen Hou, Keith Wishart, Jonathan Baker-Brian, Claire Vine

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A Small-scale Analysis of Health Service Stakeholder Networks: Insights from Social Media

A Small-scale Analysis of Health Service Stakeholder Networks: Insights from Social Media

February Paper on 'A Small-scale Analysis of Health Service Stakeholder Networks: Insights from Social Media' by Jessica Wyllie, Benjamin Lucas, Brent Kitchens, Ben Kozary, Mohamed Zaki, and Jamie Carlson

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Seven Critical Success Factors in the Shift to Services

Seven Critical Success Factors in the Shift to Services

Latest Executive Briefing on Critical Success Factors in the Shift to Services, by Veronica Martinez, Andy Neely, Florian Urmetzer, Neil Allison, Monica Lund, Dav Bisessar, Thomas Bucklar, Stewart Leinster-Evans, Graham Pennington and Daniel Smith

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Why Do Servitized Firms Fail - A Risk-Based Expanation

Why Do Servitized Firms Fail - A Risk-Based Expanation

The December paper 'Why Do Servitized Firms Fail - A Risk-Based Explanation' by Ornella Benedettini, Andy Neely and Morgan Swink

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Knowledge Management Capabilities of Lead Firms in Innovation Ecosystems

Knowledge Management Capabilities of Lead Firms in Innovation Ecosystems

The November 2015 paper on 'Knowledge Management Capabilities of Lead Firms in Innovation Ecosystems' by Chander Velu

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Industry Conditions and Product Firms’ Choice to Offer Services

Industry Conditions and Product Firms’ Choice to Offer Services

The October 2015 paper on 'How Do Industry Evolution and Industry Conditions Prompt Product Firms to Offer Services?' by Ivanka Visnjic, Sam Arts & Dimo Ringov.

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Case Study: Moving Towards a Data-Driven Business Model (DDBM) in the Online Newspaper Publishing Industry

Case Study: Moving Towards a Data-Driven Business Model (DDBM) in the Online Newspaper Publishing Industry

Moving Towards a Data-Driven Business Model (DDBM) in the Online Newspaper Publishing Industry Mohamed Zaki, Tor Lillegraven and Andy Neely Cambridge Service Alliance, University of Cambridge

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The Internet of Animal Health Things - Opportunities and Challenges

The Internet of Animal Health Things - Opportunities and Challenges

Case Study Report The Internet of Animal Health Things: Opportunities and Challenges Daniel Smith, Scott Lyle, Al Berry, Nicola Manning, Centre for Digital Innovation, Zoetis Mohamed Zaki, Andy Neely, Cambridge Service Alliance, University of Cambridge

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The Future of Servitization: Technologies that will make a difference

The Future of Servitization: Technologies that will make a difference

This Executive Briefing provides an invaluable guide to the technologies that are likely to play a pivotal role in the future of servitization.

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Making and Sustaining the Shift to Services in the Animal Health Industry

Making and Sustaining the Shift to Services in the Animal Health Industry

The May 2015 Monthly Paper, on 'Making and Sustaining the Shift to Services in the Animal Health Industry' by Veroncia Martinez, Veronique Pouthas and the Shift to Services Team.

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Capability-Based View of Service Transitions

Capability-Based View of Service Transitions

The April 2015 Monthly Paper, on 'A Capability-Based View of Service Transitions' by Ornella Benedettini, Jane Davies and Andy Neely

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March Paper - Through-Life Accountability: Managing Complex Services

March Paper - Through-Life Accountability: Managing Complex Services

The March 2015 Paper on 'Through-Life Accountability: Managing Complex Services' by Chara Makri and Andy Neely.

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Data and Analytics - Data–Driven Business Models

Data and Analytics - Data–Driven Business Models

The February 2015 Paper on 'Data and Analytics - Data–Driven Business Models: A Blueprint for Innovation' by Josh Brownlow, Mohamed Zaki, Andy Neely and Florian Urmetzer.

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Business Models for Electric Vehicles

Business Models for Electric Vehicles

The January 2015 Monthly Paper, on 'Competing and Co-existing Business Models for Electric Vehicles: Lessons from International Case Studies' by Claire Weiller, Amy Shang, Andy Neely and Yongjiang Shi.

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A Classification Model for Product-Service Offerings

A Classification Model for Product-Service Offerings

The December 2014 Monthly Paper on 'A Classification Model for Product Service Offerings', by Paolo Gaiardelli, Barbara Resta, Veronica Martinez, Oberto Pinto, Pavel Ablores

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Cambridge Service Alliance

Welcome to the Cambridge Service Alliance…

  • a unique global alliance between leading businesses and universities;
  • bringing together the world's leading firms and academics;
  • all of whom are devoted to delivering today the tools, education and insights needed for the complex service solutions of tomorrow.

Members of the Cambridge Service Alliance include BAE Systems, Caterpillar, IBM and the University of Cambridge.

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19th IEEE Conference on Business Informatics

Jul 27, 2017

Mohamed Zaki invited to be one of the organizing committee members of '19th IEEE Conference on Business Informatics', held in Thessaloniki, Greece on 24-26 July 2017

Podcast Interview with Deputy Director Dr Mohamed Zaki

Jul 20, 2017

In a new podcast from the Cambridge Service Alliance, Dr Mohamed Zaki, talks about his new role as Deputy Director, of the Cambridge Service Alliance, University of Cambridge.

Barriers and Facilitators to Incident Reporting in Servitized Manufacturers

Jul 17, 2017

July Paper by Chara Makri, on Barriers and Facilitators to Incident Reporting in Servitized Manufacturers.

Podcast - The Fallacy of the Net Promoter Score

Jul 17, 2017

In a new podcast from the Cambridge Service Alliance, Dr Mohamed Zaki, talks about his new paper 'The Fallacy of the Net Promoter Score: Customer Loyalty Predictive Model'.

Webinar - Business Ecosystems - Classification Model

Jul 10, 2017

10 July 2017 - Business Ecosystems: Towards a Classification Model - Florian Urmetzer

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