Service Science: The Foundations of Service Engineering and Management (Hardcover)

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Service Science: The Foundations of Service Engineering and Management (Hardcover)

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Features coverage of the service systems lifecycle, including service marketing, engineering, delivery, quality control, management, and sustainment

Featuring an innovative and holistic approach, Service Science: The Foundations of Service Engineering and Management provides a new perspective of service research and practice. The book presents a practical approach to the service systems lifecycle framework, which aids in understanding and capturing market trends; analyzing the design and engineering of service products and delivery networks; executing service operations; and controlling and managing the service lifecycles for competitive advantage.

Utilizing a combined theoretical and practical approach to discuss service science, Service Science: The Foundations of Service Engineering and Management features:

  • Case studies to illustrate how the presented theories and design principles are applied in practice to the definitions of fundamental service laws, including service interaction and socio-technical natures
  • Computational thinking and system modeling such as abstraction, digitalization, holistic perspectives, and analytics
  • Plentiful examples of service organizations such as education services, global project management networks, and express delivery services
  • An interdisciplinary emphasis that includes integrated approaches from the fields of mathematics, engineering, industrial engineering, business, operations research, and management science
  • A detailed analysis of the key concepts and body of knowledge for readers to master the foundations of service management

Service Science: The Foundations of Service Engineering and Management is an ideal reference for practitioners in the contemporary service engineering and management field as well as researchers in applied mathematics, statistics, business/management science, operations research, industrial engineering, and economics. The book is also appropriate as a text for upper-undergraduate and graduate-level courses in industrial engineering, operations research, and management science as well as MBA students studying service management.

ROBIN G. QIU, PhD, is Professor of Information Science at The Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Qiu has published more than 60 journal publications, and his research interests include service science and systems; business analytics; social business; service operations and management; information systems and integration; and control and management of manufacturing systems.
Product Details ISBN: 9781118108239
ISBN-10: 111810823X
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: July 18th, 2014
Pages: 336
Language: English