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Customer Service By Andrew Sturdy

Customer Service by Andrew Sturdy

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Customer service is at the centre of many recent changes in work and organisations and is often celebrated as being of benefit to all.

Customer Service Summary

Customer Service: Empowerment and Entrapment by Andrew Sturdy

Customer service is at the centre of many recent changes in work and organisations and is often celebrated as being of benefit to all. This book explores the real nature of customer service from different critical perspectives drawing on a wide range of sectors internationally.

A provocative and insightful work aimed at students of organisations and management as well as thoughtful practitioners.

About Andrew Sturdy

ANDREW STURDY is Reader in Organisation Studies, School of Management, Imperial College, University of London.

IRENA GRUGULIS is Reader in Employment Studies, School of Management, University of Salford.

HUGH WILLMOTT is Diageo Professor of Management Studies, The Judge Institute of Management, University of Cambridge.

Table of Contents

Notes on the Contributors.- Servicing Societies?: Colonisation, Control, Contradiction and Contestation; A.Sturdy.- Academic Discourses of the Customer: Sovereign Beings, Management Accomplices or People Like Us?; P.Rosenthal, R.Peccei & S.Hill.- Representing Customer Service: Telephones and Texts; E.Wray-Bliss.- Juggling Justice and Care: Gendered Customer Service in the Contemporary Airline Industry; M.Tyler & S.Taylor.- The Contradictions of Service Work: The Call Centre as Customer-Oriented Bureaucracy; M.Korczynski.- From Person to System Oriented Customer Service; G.Ritzer & T.Stillman.- 'Empowering Customers Through Education' or Governing Without Government?; D.Hodgson.- Struggles for the Control of Affect: Resistance as Politics and Emotion; A.Sturdy & S.Fineman.- The Customer is Always Right? Customer Satisfaction Surveys as Employee Control Mechanisms in Professional Service Work; J.Manley.- The Importance of Being Aesthetic: Work, Employment and Service Organisation; D.Nickson, C.Warhurst, A.Witz & A.Cullen.- Relationship Marketing, E-commerce and the Emancipation of the Consumer; J.Fitchett & P.McDonagh.- Epilogue; P.du Gay.

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NPB9780333946077
9780333946077
0333946073
Customer Service: Empowerment and Entrapment by Andrew Sturdy
New
Paperback
Macmillan Education UK
20010329
215
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