Culture of Services: Paradox of Customer Relations (edX)

Culture of Services: Paradox of Customer Relations (edX)
Course Auditing
Categories
Effort
Certification
Languages
No prerequisites. This course is designed for undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in services. Although some advanced theoretical materials are included, the theme (services) should be familiar to everyone. Students are expected to comp
Misc

MOOC List is learner-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Culture of Services: Paradox of Customer Relations (edX)
Understand the subtle and sometimes counter-intuitive dynamics of customer relations. Learn a fresh, cultural perspective on service-focused industries. Services are everywhere in our society. We cannot live without them. More than 70% of advanced economies fall under the category of the service sector.

Class Deals by MOOC List - Click here and see edX's Active Discounts, Deals, and Promo Codes.

MOOC List is learner-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Other sectors, such as agriculture and manufacturing, also seek to incorporate service business.

What is service? While the existing discourse on services emphasizes customer satisfaction, hospitality, and clear design, this course offers a radically new perspective on services.




The coursework will explore major underlying theories of service, including customer satisfaction and service quality. In addition, learners will be exposed to competitive analyses, and explore the contradictory relationships inherent in services from an intersubjective perspective.

In this business and management course, you will learn how to analyze customer interactions, using video data taken in actual service organizations. Through discussions of a variety of services such as sushi bars, restaurants, hotels, and apparel, you will explore the complex nuances and begin to see services differently.


What you'll learn

- Radical perspective on the culture of customer service

- Basics of customer service research

- How to critique and design services

- How to analyze customer interactions


Syllabus


Week1: Introduction

Discuss the general characteristics of service


Week 2: Service experience: Comparative analysis

We can start to see the paradoxical nature of service.


Week 3: Existing theories of service

Review some major theories of service such as customer satisfaction and service quality.


Week 4: Ethnomethodology: Analysis of customer interactions

Learn to analyze recorded interactions in detail


Week 5: Hospitality: A critical perspective

Gain a critical understanding of the concept of hospitality


Week 6: Aesthetic of service: Taste and manners

Learn the social struggle over cultural aesthetic, taste,and manners.


Week 7: Dialectic of customer relations

Understand the contradictory relationship of service from intersubjective perspective


Week 8: Service design from cultural perspective

Discuss service design that goes beyond human-centered design


Prerequisites:

No prerequisites. This course is designed for undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in services. Although some advanced theoretical materials are included, the theme (services) should be familiar to everyone. Students are expected to complete several assignments throughout the course. In these assignments, students will observe, document, and analyze services around them.



0
No votes yet

MOOC List is learner-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Course Auditing
41.00 EUR
No prerequisites. This course is designed for undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in services. Although some advanced theoretical materials are included, the theme (services) should be familiar to everyone. Students are expected to comp

MOOC List is learner-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.