Productivity of Services: an Explorative Study in the Electrical and Chemical Engineering Sector
AbstractKnowledge intensive, complex services play a crucial role in the economy and welfare of developed countries. However, service productivity management is not as much investigated as productivity in manufacturing. In this paper a literature based and empirically confirmed approach to a comprehensive description of service productivity is provided. Existing service productivity models are evaluated according to a literature based developed evaluation scheme and the results of 32 semi-structured interviews with service experts from two German companies are presented. The results will lay the foundation for the development of a novel comprehensive service productivity model.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Academy of Economic Studies - Bucharest, Romania in its journal The AMFITEATRU ECONOMIC journal.
Volume (Year): 14 (2012)
Issue (Month): Special No. 6 (November)
complex services; productivity; explorative study; efficiency; effectiveness;
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