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Actors inhibiting and enabling Service Systems: Bringing the Perfomative View on Organisational Routines to Service Systems
Hanken School of Economics and Aalto University, FINLAND.
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Service Research Center. Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Karlstad Business School.
EGADE Business School, Monterrey, MEXICO.
2015 (English)In: Proceedings of QUIS14: Accelerate the Impact of Service Research. June 18-21, 2015. Shanghai China. / [ed] Xiande Zhao, Jie J. Chang & Hyun Jeong "Spring" Han, 2015, 707-716 p.Conference paper, Abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper suggests a theoretical perspective for analysing how different engaged actors enable or inhibit service innovations. To do so, we integrate theories of organisational routines with current understanding of innovations from a service-dominant logic lens. We conceptualise service as collective value creation routines – that is, repetitive, recognisable patterns of interdependent actions of multiple actors – and treat service innovation as institutionalised change in these routines. This actor-centric framework captures the dynamics between unique value co-creation situations and service innovations, and suggests that innovation may emanate from planned change or variation in performance, either at local or systemic level. We discuss how the roles and power relations among actors evolve in different cases, and discuss implications for future research.

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2015. 707-716 p.
Keyword [en]
Service innovation, routines, actor, agency, social structure, service system.
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-37281OAI: diva2:844354
QUIS14 Conference,The 14th International Research Symposium on Service Excellence in Management, June 18-21, Shanghai, China
Available from: 2015-08-05 Created: 2015-08-05 Last updated: 2015-08-06Bibliographically approved

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