Organisational change towards servitization:a theoretical framework

Ziaee Bigdeli, Ali, Baines, Tim, Bustinza, Oscar F. and Guang Shi, Victor (2017). Organisational change towards servitization:a theoretical framework. Competitiveness Review, 27 (1), pp. 12-39.


Purpose: The need for a holistic framework for studying organisational transformation towards Servitization is implicit. This is particularly relevant as Servitization demands consideration of both business model and organisational change. The purpose of this paper is, therefore, to provide an integrative framework that systematically captures and evaluate existing literature on Servitization. Design/methodology/approach: The aim of the paper has been achieved through three main objectives; comprehensively examine the literature in organisational change management that would assist with the selection of the most effective evaluation framework, classify previous studies against the proposed framework through a systematic literature review methodology and analyse the selected papers and propose research questions/propositions based on the identified gaps. Findings: Results indicate that there are two somewhat macro opportunities for the Servitization community, namely, stronger infusion of generic theory into the Servitization debate and exploring Servitization in action through the lens of the theoretical framework. Practical implications: The findings of the paper demonstrate the gaps in the Servitization literature, which indeed require further theoretical/empirical research. Originality/value: It is discussed the usefulness and practicality of viewing research contributions that are setting out to be either “descriptive” or “prescriptive”. Consequently, the authors have proposed several avenues for future research based on these two viewpoints.

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Divisions: Aston Business School
Aston Business School > Operations & Information Management
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Organisational change,Organisational transformation,Servitization,Systematic literature review,Business, Management and Accounting(all)
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Published Date: 2017
Authors: Ziaee Bigdeli, Ali ( 0000-0002-8128-0918)
Baines, Tim
Bustinza, Oscar F.
Guang Shi, Victor



Version: Accepted Version

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