OVERVIEW: Companies are increasingly applying service offerings to create sustainable value for their customers and stakeholders. However, sustainability involves a wide range of issues, including those concerning the economy, the environment, and society. Companies will lose direction if they do not have clear propositions stating their values regarding sustainability or an in-depth understanding of the customer context for valuing sustainability. In this article, we discuss how productcentric companies integrate sustainability considerations into services and then apply innovative offerings to fulfi ll customer needs, to generate environmental/social benefi ts, and to increase business potential. In addition, we propose guiding principles for developing sustainability-led service offerings, present three cases to explore different strategies, and discuss the implications for business managers.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Strategy and Management
- Management of Technology and Innovation