Managing Service Innovation: The Need for Selectivity Rather than Best Practice
University of London - Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine; University of Sussex - Science and Technology Policy Research Unit (SPRU)
Frank M. Hull
Arizona State University (ASU) - Management Department
New Technology, Work and Employment, Vol. 21, No. 2, pp. 139-161, July 2006
In this paper we contrast the notions of best practice and configurations contingent on environmental conditions. The analysis draws upon our study of 38 UK and 70 US service firms. Four system configurations are identified, and the results provide an opportunity for updating the typologies of services, and suggest that practices and performance are multi-dimensional.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 23Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: July 10, 2006
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