The Spring Servitization Conference 2015

Servitization: the theory and impact

18 & 19 May 2015, Aston Business School, Aston University, UK

Call for Papers

Servitization continues to grow substantially. Whether driven by concerns over competitors from low cost economies, environmental and economic sustainability, demands for market growth or the potential to exploit new Information and Communication Technologies, more and more manufacturers are innovating their business models to include greater revenue generation around services.

Aston Business School
Aston Business School

The Spring Servitization Conference is dedicated to this phenomenon, and brings together the world’s leading researchers and practitioners to debate the theory and practice of Servitization.

This year the conference will feature:

  •  Keynotes from senior executives at leading manufacturers.

  •  Medley of poster presentations from SMEs adopting advanced services

  •  Double blind refereeing of papers and publication in proceedings

  •  Discounted joining fee for joint industry-academic presentations

 Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

  •  Best paper about Information Technology enablement of servitization

  •  Best paper bridging theory and practice on servitization

  •  Best industrial project describing a servitization transformation

  •  Best paper describing a novel business model in servitization

Abstracts are invited on all aspects of servitization. Relevance to practice is important, and contributions from doctoral students are welcomed.

Abstracts of 300 words should be submitted for review no later than 24th January 2015 to ssc2015@aston.ac.uk. Accepted abstracts should be developed into full papers and submitted by 3rd March 2015, when they will undergo a blind review. Papers that are accepted (or accepted subject to minor amendments) will be presented at the conference and included in the conference proceedings. If you have any questions please contact Jill Forrest at j.forrest1@aston.ac.uk, or telephone +44 (0)121 204 3249.

As a result of industry support, we are able to offer a number of sponsorships for conference attendance. These sponsorships cover the conference fee and are principally intended to help early years researchers to attend. You can make a request for support to j.forrest1@aston.ac.uk once your abstract has been accepted.

For more information about the Aston Centre for Servitization Research and Practice (ACSRP) visit the website, here.


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