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Service innovation capabilities: what are they?

Service innovation capabilities: what are they? As innovation is of crucial importance in services, service-intensive organisations should pay attention to the management of their new service development capabilities. Still, academics have so far been focusing on predominantly conceptual discussions regarding the core definition of organisational capability, rather than on investigating what concretely constitutes specific capabilities, let alone in the service innovation context. Therefore, based on a literature review, as well as 34 exploratory interviews in several service-intensive highly innovative organisations, we have created a mapping of concrete service innovation capabilities and related practices, approached from a strategy, resource and process perspective. Our goal is to allow for a better understanding and management of service innovation capabilities, combining both theoretical and practical perspectives. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Services, Economics and Management Inderscience Publishers

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Publisher
Inderscience Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. All rights reserved
ISSN
1753-0822
eISSN
1753-0830
DOI
10.1504/IJSEM.2013.051857
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Abstract

As innovation is of crucial importance in services, service-intensive organisations should pay attention to the management of their new service development capabilities. Still, academics have so far been focusing on predominantly conceptual discussions regarding the core definition of organisational capability, rather than on investigating what concretely constitutes specific capabilities, let alone in the service innovation context. Therefore, based on a literature review, as well as 34 exploratory interviews in several service-intensive highly innovative organisations, we have created a mapping of concrete service innovation capabilities and related practices, approached from a strategy, resource and process perspective. Our goal is to allow for a better understanding and management of service innovation capabilities, combining both theoretical and practical perspectives.

Journal

International Journal of Services, Economics and ManagementInderscience Publishers

Published: Jan 1, 2013

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