|Course set (UE) / Credits (ECTS) / Track / Specialization||Module :sectoral marketing : 10 ECTS.|
|Discipline||Sales and Marketing|
|Open for visitors||yes (5 ECTS)|
|Working language :||English|
|Volume of contact hours :||27 h|
|Workload to be expected by the student :||108 h|
Track : Attendance
|LEARNING GOAL 1 : Students will master state-of-the-art knowledge and tools in management fields in general, as well as in areas specific to the specialized field of management.|
|Students will identify a business organization’s operational and managerial challenges in a complex and evolving environment.|
|Students will understand state-of-the-art management concepts and tools and use them appropriately.|
|Students will implement appropriate methodologies to develop appropriate solutions for business issues.|
|LEARNING GOAL 2 : Students will develop advanced-level managerial skills.|
|Students will work collaboratively in a team.|
|Students will participate in a decision-making process in a critical way.|
|Students will communicate ideas effectively, both orally and in writing, in a business context.|
|LEARNING GOAL 3 : Students will demonstrate their understanding of practices reflecting ethical, diversity and sustainable development values in business organizations.|
|Students will identify and analyze issues relating to diversity, ethics and sustainable development in their business context.|
|LEARNING GOAL 4: Students will study and work effectively in a multicultural and international environment.|
|Students will demonstrate written and oral competency in two foreign languages.|
|Students will analyze business organizations and problems in a multicultural and international environment|
The world economy is increasingly characterized as a service economy. Put in the most simple terms, services are deeds, processes and performances. Services account for around 67 % of all European employment and 73 per cent of European gross domestic product. Service organizations vary in size. Huge international corporations operate in airlines, banking, insurance, telecommunications or hotels. Locally owned small businesses operate as restaurants, laundries, optometrists, beauty parlors, and numerous business-to-business services...
This course objective is to prepare students to become effective managers in services contexts.
- Recognize the profound impact of technology on services.
- Appraise the need for special services marketing concepts and practices.
- Differentiate company-defined service standards and customer-defined service standards.
- Analyze how to translate customer expectations into behaviors and actions that are definable, repeatable and actionnable.
- Evaluate the importance of the Gap models of service quality.
Session 1: Introduction to services. Do services raise specific marketing issues ?
Session 2 : Services as processes: a useful matrix
Session 3 : managing services : expanded marketing mix and gap model of service quality
session 4 & 5_Ergonomy and digital services
session 6 : Is the customer effort score a new metric for services ?
session 7&8: Ergonomy tests presentation
session 9: Issues in services management
in consumer behavior
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2. Shostack, L. G. (1977), Breaking free from product marketing, Journal of Marketing, April, 73-80.
3. Vargo, S. et Lusch, R.F. (2004), Evolving to a new dominant logic for marketing, Journal of Marketing, 68, 1-17.
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5. Shostack, L. G. (1987), Service positioning through structural change, Journal of Marketing, 51, January, 34-43.
6. Parasumaran, A. , Zeithaml, V.A et Berry, L. (1985), A conceptual model of service quality and its implication for future research, Journal of Marketing, 49, 41-50.
7. Parasumaran, A. (2013), Finding service gaps in the age of e-commerce, Ieseinsight, 17, 30-37
Wilson, A., Zeithaml, V. A., Bitner, M.J. and Grembler, D.D. (2012), Services Marketing : integrating customer focus across the firm, London, The MacGraw-Hill companies.
Dawar N and Bendle N (2018) Marketing in the age of Alexa, Harvard Business Review, May June, 80-86.
Fliess S and Lexutt E (2019) How to be successful with servitization – Guidelines for research and management, Industrial Marketing Management (in press)
Kowalkowski C, Heiko Gebauer H, Kamp B and Parry G (2018) Servitization and deservitization: Overview, concepts, and definitions, Industrial Marketing Management.60, 4–10.
McCracken H (2017) The Great AI War, Fastcompany.com, 65-73
Mari M and Poggesi S (2013) Servicescape cues and customer behavior: a systematic literature review and research agenda, The Service Industries Journal, 33(2) 171–199.
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