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Service Implementation: a Framework to Assess Readiness of Manufacturing SMEs

Authors: Giulia Teso, Andrew T Walters Published: 2016 Area of Research: Service Design Citation: TESO, G. & WALTERS, A. T. Service Implementation: a Framework to Assess Readiness of Manufacturing SMEs. In: MORELLI, N., DE GÖTZEN, A. & GRANI, F., eds. Service Design Geographies. Proceedings of the ServDes2016 Conference, 2016 Copenhagen. Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet, 78-90.

Abstract:

This paper reports the initial results of a wider research programme that investigates how service design might positively contribute to the development of product-service systems (PSS) within manufacturing SMEs. The paper presents the results of interviews with two firms that have begun to embrace service design. The analysis of these results is used to produce a conceptual framework that aims to aid understanding of a company’s potential readiness for servitization through service design.

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