Now in its seventh edition, Principles of Services Marketing has been revised and updated throughout toreflect the most recent developments in this fast-moving and exciting sector. With a stronger emphasis onemerging and global economies, it's been restructured to give clearer focus on key issues of efficiency,accessibility and customer experience. This authoritative text develops an indispensable framework forunderstanding services, their effective marketing and how this drives value creation. Key Features
*Opening vignettes introduce a chapter's key themes with short examples that present topics in familiar, everyday scenarios students can relate to
*Longer case studies feature well-known companies and provide an opportunity to analyse real-life scenarios and apply understanding
*`In Practice' vignettes drawn from services organizations from around the world and how services are delivered and experienced by customers
*`Thinking Around the Subject' boxes examine the operational challenges of putting theory in to practice
*`Summary & links to other chapters' reinforce the main topics covered and how they fit within the wider context of services marketing to improve overall understanding of the subject
*Expanded coverage of key topics such as service dominant logic, servicescapes and the use of social media explore the latest theory and practice
*Reflects the importance of marketing for public services and not-for-profit organizations
*Includes new chapters on service systems and the experiential aspects of service consumption.
Adrian Palmer is Professor of Marketing at ESC Rennes, France, a Grand Ecole which has been listed in the Financials Times rankings of the World's Top 50 schools for Masters in Management programmes.
1. What is services marketing? 2. Services systems 3. Managing the customer experience 4. Making services accessible to consumers 5. Relationships, partnerships and networks 6. Understanding services buyer behavior 7. Innovation and new service development 8. Developing service brands 9. Service quality 10. Engaging employees in service delivery 11. The pricing of services 12. Yield management: matching capacity with demand 13. Managing communications 14. Globalized services marketing