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This textbook offers a fully integrated approach to the theory and practice of service management, exploring the operational dynamics, management issues and business models deployed by service firms. It builds on recent developments in service science as an interdisciplinary research area with emphasis on integration, adaptability, optimization, sustainability and rapid technological adoption. The book explores seven fundamental processes that are key to successfully managing service businesses, helping students gain insights into: how to manage service businesses, with coverage of both small firms and large transnationals service business models, operations and productivity managing service employees how service firms engage in product and process innovation marketing, customers and service experiences internationalization of service businesses the ongoing servitization of manufacturing This unique textbook is an ideal resource for upper undergraduate and postgraduate students studying service businesses and practitioners.
In its third edition, this massive reference work lists the final resting places of more than 12,000 people from a wide range of fields, including politics, the military, the arts, crime, sports and popular culture. Many entries are new to this edition. Each listing provides birth and death dates, a brief summary of the subject's claim to fame and their burial site location or as much as is known. Grave location within a cemetery is provided in many cases, as well as places of cremation and sites where ashes were scattered. Source information is provided.
Despite the ever-increasing interest in eye tracking, there is still no comprehensive work on the potential and applications of table-mounted and mobile head-mounted eye tracking solutions in travel and tourism. This volume bridges that gap, effectively linking eye tracking with travel and tourism. It presents, on the one hand, novel academic contributions on the concept of eye tracking, and on the other, practice-oriented case studies that illustrate the use and strategic value of eye tracking in travel and tourism. It provides concrete and novel insights into tourist behavior and the tourist consumer experience and, for the academic community, offers a comprehensive, scientifically based overview of the empirical, methodological, theoretical, and practical contributions of eye tracking research. Accordingly, the book will be of value to a diverse audience. It will be a useful resource for existing and future tourism businesses, allowing them to adopt proactive approaches in the design of tourism products. It will also stimulate further research in the field and inspire scholars and practitioners to combine their ideas and expertise, to look beyond supposedly fixed horizons, and to identify emerging opportunities.
In the past two decades, several millions of IT-enabled services jobs have been relocated or 'offshored' from the US and Europe to, in particular, low cost economies around the world. Most of these jobs so far have landed in South and South-East Asia, with India and the Philippines receiving the bulk of them. This has caused profound changes in the international division of labour, and has had correspondingly wide social and economic effects. This book examines how this 'next wave in globalization' affects people and places in South and South-East Asia. It brings together twelve case studies from India, the Philippines, China, Hong Kong and Thailand, and explores how and for whom services offshoring creates opportunities, triggers local economic transformations and produces challenges. This book in addition compares how different countries take part in this 'second global shift', investigates service-sector driven economic development from a historical perspective, and engages with the question whether and to what extent services offer a new promising avenue of sustained economic growth for developing countries. It argues that service-led development in developing countries is not easy for all the workers involved, or a guaranteed path to sustained economic development and prosperity. This volume stands out from other books in the field in its exploration of the social and economic outcomes in the cities and countries where services have been located. Based on cutting edge empirical research and original data, the volume offers a state-of-the-art contribution to this growing debate. The book provides valuable insights for students, scholars and professionals interested in services offshoring, socio-economic development and contemporary transformations in South and South-East Asia.
Dieser praxisorientierte Band beleuchtet das Phanomen Tourismus aus unterschiedlichen Perspektiven. Soziologische und empirische Studien wechseln sich ab mit historischen Darstellungen, kulturwissenschaftlichen UEberlegungen und der Darstellung aktueller Trends im globalen Geschaft des Tourismus. OEkonomische und soziopsychologische Hintergrunde des Reisens werden erlautert, globale und regionale Aspekte des Tourismus anhand konkreter Destinationen diskutiert, die Besonderheiten touristischer Segmente dargestellt und aktuelle mediale Auspragungen von Tourismus und Mobilitat betrachtet. Auch die wichtigsten technologischen und medialen Trends finden Berucksichtigung, vor allem die Frage, wie die Digitalisierung der Kommunikation das Marketing der Tourismusbranche verwandelt hat. Zahlreiche Experteninterviews runden die Darstellung ab.