Managing Services Marketing: Text and Readings

Managing Services Marketing: Text and Readings

Hardback Dryden Press Series in Marketing

By (author) John E.G. Bateson, By (author) K. Douglas Hoffman, Revised by K. Douglas Hoffman

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  • Publisher: South-Western
  • Format: Hardback | 250 pages
  • Dimensions: 218mm x 272mm x 25mm | 1,247g
  • Publication date: 29 January 1999
  • Publication City/Country: Mason, OH
  • ISBN 10: 0030225191
  • ISBN 13: 9780030225192
  • Edition: 4, Revised
  • Edition statement: 4th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 1,503,079

Product description

This edition combines coverage of key topics in services marketing with a variety of articles selected from such areas as marketing, organisational behaviour, operations management, and strategy literature. The balance of text and readings apparent in the fourth edition highlights the increased emphasis on services in the marketing field. Coverage of key topics is combined with state-of-the-art readings and the integration of real-world examples in each chapter. With emphasis on contemporary ethical and international issues in services marketing, this text remains an invaluable source of learning in this field. Features: * "Services in Action" boxed features integrate real-world service examples in every chapter. * Text emphasises contemporary ethical and international issues in services marketing. * Bateson's classic structure is seen through the coverage of key topics in services marketing combined state-of-the-art readings in the field. * An excellent variety of articles have been selected from areas such as marketing, organisational behaviour, operations management, and strategy literature. The marketing implications of all topics are emphasised in the textual material. * New Chapters: "The Service Operations", "The Physical Setting", "Competing as a Service Firm: Generic Competitive Strategies", "Customer Satisfaction System", "Service Recovery", and "The Customer Retention System". * Completely rewritten Chapter 3 "Understanding the Service Operation"

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Table of contents

Part I The Basic Building Blocks. Chapter 1- The Service Revolution. Chapter 2- Understanding the Service Consumer. Chapter 3- Understanding the Service Operation. Chapter 4- Understanding the Service Worker Part II Configuring the Service Firm. Chapter 5- The Service Operations. Chapter 6- The Physical Setting. Chapter 7- The Service Employees. Chapter 8- Communications Strategy. Chapter 9- Pricing Policy. Part III Competing as a Service Firm. Chapter 10- Competing as a Service Firm: Generic Competitive Strategies. Chapter 11- Customer Satisfaction System. Chapter 12- Service Recovery. Chapter 13- The Customer Retention System. Chapter 14- Competing as a Service Firm: Service Quality.