The operational dilemma in developing advanced service scenario of servitization

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When developing transformational business strategies, managers often make a decision with limited pieces of evidences and decide on where to go based on a hunch. Servitization is one of the typical examples of a transformational journey with many uncertainties. The aim of this paper is to study the complexity that arises from the ongoing trend – servitization that manufacturing firms are pursuing after. Managers, who are developing transformational business strategies, are struggling in dealing with pressures from both outside in and inside out environments. In this research work, we intend to investigate how manufacturing firms can respond to the transformation challenges coming from servitization using a data-driven approach. We aim to explore the drivers and constraints of taking a data-driven approach of developing advanced services in transforming the organization toward servitization paradigm. This research work is built on two previous studies: 1) a case study, to understand the behaviors of the product-centric thinking of the organization from the management perspective, and 2) an iterative design science research (DSR) experiment, to induce those invisible interactions of taking the initiations in implementing the data-driven approach. Those organizational behaviors, emerging from developing advanced services, are captured and demonstrated in the causal loop diagram. It also reveals several attribution errors of thwarting their efforts to extend the operational focus, such as the innovation delay and isolation inertia. These are critical to understanding in this emerging dynamic situation that managers are facing when they commit to their bold decision on pursuing advanced services in servitization context. Two potential contributions to knowledge are in the operations focus of servitization and in applying system dynamics method into the emerging needs of handling the challenges toward the dual-focused product-service operations.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelProceedings of The 37th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society
Publikationsdato2019
StatusUdgivet - 2019
BegivenhedThe 37th International Conference of
the System Dynamics Society
- Albuquerque, Albuquerque, USA
Varighed: 21 jul. 201925 jul. 2019
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KonferenceThe 37th International Conference of
the System Dynamics Society
LokationAlbuquerque
LandUSA
ByAlbuquerque
Periode21/07/201925/07/2019
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Service economy
Scenarios
Managers
Research work
Manufacturing firms
Business strategy
Uncertainty
Interaction
Inertia
Design science research
Paradigm
Causal loop diagram
Isolation
Attribution
Service operations
Organizational behaviour
System dynamics
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Innovation

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Chen, K-L., & Møller, C. (2019). The operational dilemma in developing advanced service scenario of servitization. I Proceedings of The 37th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society
Chen, Kuan-Lin ; Møller, Charles. / The operational dilemma in developing advanced service scenario of servitization. Proceedings of The 37th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society. 2019.
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