Conceptualising Service Culture by Robert Davis and Neil Gautam 2011
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The aim of this paper is to develop a conceptual model of service culture based on the proposition that service culture has four core areas of value creation; (1) Recruiting, training and rewarding, (2) Developing a service mindset in product focused organisations, (3) Creating a learning service organisation by harnessing employee and customer knowledge and, (4) Keeping a service focus as the organisation grows and evolves (Ostrom et al, 2010). Our conceptual model proposes that firm and consumer value is created through the interactions between; training, rewards, co-creation, climate, transformation and, service orientation and encounters. Managerial and future research directions are discussed.