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Service industries

See below for a selection of the latest books from Service industries category. Presented with a red border are the Service industries books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Service industries books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Cycling and Motorcycling Tourism An Analysis of Physical, Sensory, Social, and Emotional Features of Journey Experiences

Cycling and Motorcycling Tourism An Analysis of Physical, Sensory, Social, and Emotional Features of Journey Experiences

Author: Anna Scuttari Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/06/2019

This book explores the understanding, description, and measurement of the physical, sensory, social, and emotional features of motorcycle and bicycle journey experiences in tourism. Novel insights are presented from an original case study of these forms of tourism in the Sella Pass, a panoramic road close to the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage Site. A comprehensive mixed-methods strategy was employed for this research, with concurrent use of quantitative and qualitative methods including documentation and secondary data analysis, mobile video ethnography, and emotion measurement. The aim was to create a holistic knowledge of the features of journey experiences and a new definition of the mobility space as a perceptual space. The book is significant in that it is among the first studies to explore the concept of journey experiences and to develop an interdisciplinary theoretical foundation of mobility spaces. It offers a comprehensive understanding and a benchmarking of the features of motorcycling and cycling journey experiences, a deeper market knowledge on motorcycling and cycling tourists, and a set of tools, techniques, and recommendations for future research on tourist experiences.

Contemporary Management and Science Issues in the Halal Industry Proceedings of the International Malaysia Halal Conference (IMHALAL)

Contemporary Management and Science Issues in the Halal Industry Proceedings of the International Malaysia Halal Conference (IMHALAL)

Author: Faridah Hassan Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/05/2019

The proceedings volume focuses on halal management and science topics. Issues related to business model, management, marketing, finance, food security, lifestyle, hospitality, tourism, cosmetics, personal care, legal aspects, technologies and sciences are presented in the chapters. In addition, the book also covers comprehensive areas of halalan toyyiban chains of production from raw materials, ingredients, planning, manufacturing, packaging, logistics, delivery, warehousing, marketing to consumption. Various survey results and few cases explore practical solutions to these issues of interest to academics in university settings as well as practitioners in different industries and government agencies.

Tourist Destination Management Instruments, Products, and Case Studies

Tourist Destination Management Instruments, Products, and Case Studies

Author: Nazmi Kozak Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/05/2019

This book provides a wide-ranging overview of the current state of tourist destination management and presents important recent research in the field. Contemporary theoretical and methodological approaches to management and marketing are discussed, and innovative practices with respect to both urban and rural destinations are described with the aid of many interesting case studies from across Europe and beyond. In addition, the volume addresses key issues such as governance, cooperation, the use of social media, and sustainability. A variety of influences on tourism development are examined, and efficient strategies for making destinations distinct are explored. The book will be a welcome addition and update to the existing literature and will be of interest to academics and practitioners alike.

Wine and Tourism A Strategic Segment for Sustainable Economic Development

Wine and Tourism A Strategic Segment for Sustainable Economic Development

Author: Marta Peris-Ortiz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/03/2019

The aim of this book is to show how wine tourism can be used as a model for sustainable economic development, driving economic growth and social development in some locations. It will explore the interaction between tourism and viticulture in wine tourism destinations, while also explaining some of the repercussions of these activities. This book covers various topics including regional development, environmental management, sustainable viticulture, quality management in wineries and wine tourism routes among others. Wine tourism, which combines two important yet distinct economic activities (i.e., tourism and viticulture), has recently emerged as a new tourism product driven by tourists' search for new experiences and wineries' need to diversify their businesses and seek new revenue streams to boost sales. This new form of tourism, which typically takes place in rural areas and which combines wine production with tourist activities, is becoming important for such regions by providing a complementary income source. It provides a model for sustainable economic development for these regions, which for various reasons may otherwise struggle to develop. Featuring cases and business implications from various locations, this book provides an important source of knowledge-both theoretical and practical-suitable to academics, scholars, researchers, and practitioners in the tourism sector and the wine industry.

Wirth! Nochmal Zwo Viertel St bchen!

Wirth! Nochmal Zwo Viertel St bchen!

Author: Andreas Doring Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/03/2019

The Client-Consultant Relationship in Professional Business Service Firms

The Client-Consultant Relationship in Professional Business Service Firms

Author: Natalia Nikolova Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/02/2019

The interaction between clients and consultants during consulting projects is essential for their success and therefore for the long-term survival of consulting companies. The aim of this book is to further advance our understanding of the nature of client-consultant relationships. Building upon a critical discussion of the contributions and shortcoming of existing research, Natalia Nikolova proposes an innovative conceptual model, which provides a critical yet constructive platform for the development of a more differentiated view of professional work. The framework concentrates on the cultural and political relations between clients and consultants during service production. It represents a prolific platform for further research and provides practitioners with an increased awareness of hitherto under-explored issues of client-consultant relationships. This book is aimed at scholars of professional business service firms and those interested in multidisciplinary studies of human relations in general. It will also appeal to students interested in these areas and to clients and consultants involved in consulting projects.

Future Telco Successful Positioning of Network Operators in the Digital Age

Future Telco Successful Positioning of Network Operators in the Digital Age

Author: Peter Krussel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/02/2019

This book examines the extensive changes in markets, technologies and value chains that telecommunication companies are currently confronted with. It analyzes the crossroads they have reached and the choices that now need to be made - to be a bit pipe or a trendsetter of digitalization. Based on an analysis of the key challenges for telcos, the book derives future market scenarios and puts forward recommendations for how they can successfully position themselves. It proposes a framework based on seven levers, which addresses concrete measures in each step of the value chain, ranging from technology, IT and processes, to innovation, marketing and sales issues. The book discusses the current challenges and provides both general recommendations and concrete solutions. Respected experts illustrate innovative strategic and technical trends and provide insights gained in real-life transformation projects. Recent developments in the areas of regulation, product development, competition between over-the-top (OTT) providers and telcos, as well as technical innovations like 5G, SDN/NFV, LEO satellites and MEC are discussed. Accordingly, practitioners, managers and researchers alike will benefit from the book's wealth of examples and up-to-date insights.