While most books on marketing and services are readable, very few take the student's viewpoint and set out to answer the question Is it understandable? in the affirmative. This book and its pedagogy has been designed precisely with this in mind:v Design: The book has a consistency of design that is innovative, with aesthetic appeals. v Opening and Closing Cases: Every chapter begins and ends with a case. The cases introduce the primary theme and issues discussed in the chapter and closes with analytical tasks for the students. The cases are original, pertaining to Indian situations, companies and protagonists, helping the Indian students to connect.v Objectives: Every chapter has clear learn...
Services Marketing: Text & Readings is an anthology of original works of corporate leaders from the India Services Sector. In addition, a detailed section deals with the conceptual issues of services marketing.The organization of the book is as follows:Services Marketing: Concep-tual Issues Understanding Services Phenomenon, Role of Services in Economy, Services Characteristics and Marketing Implications, Marketing Mix in Services: The Traditional 4Ps, Extended Marketing Mix for Services, Differentiation Strategies, Demand Management and Productivity, Services Quality, Services Strategies Sector Specific Marketing: Challenges and Practices Tourism and Travel Services, Transportation and Logistics Services, Financial Services, Information Technology and Communication Services, Media Services, Health Care Services, Professional Services, Educational and Extension Services, Public Services
Concept Of Service | Service Characterristics | Service Expectations | The Service Product | Service Location | Pricing For Services | Promotion Services | The Service Process| Physical Evidence | People And Services | Internal Versus External Marketing |
Services Marketing: Managing the Service Value Chain 1st edition argues that all service management efforts are aimed to enhance value in order to improve the bottom line. Written from a European perspective, the book demonstrates that through strategic orientation and innovation, the firm and shareholder will reap the benefits. Geared towards final year marketing students, the book is also useful for postgraduate students and for practitioners who work, or wish to specialise in the area of services management and marketing.
Readers examine the use of services marketing as a competitive tool from a uniquely broad perspective with Hoffman/Bateson’s SERVICES MARKETING: CONCEPTS, STRATEGIES, AND CASES, 5E. Using a reader-friendly, streamlined structure, this book explores services marketing not only as an essential focus for service firms, but also as a competitive advantage for companies that market tangible products. A wealth of real examples feature a variety of businesses from industries both within and beyond the nine service economy supersectors: education and health services, financial activities, government, information, leisure and hospitality, professional and business services, transportation and utilities, wholesale and retail trade, and other services. Cutting-edge data addresses current issues, such as sustainability, technology, and the global market, giving readers valuable insights and important skills for success in business today. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Summary: Combination text/reader/casebook explores the concepts and techniques of Services Marketing, and combines conceptual rigour with real world examples and practical applications. Patterson, University of NSW, Australia.