Although much has been written about management competencies, the literature is sparse in its consideration of specific competencies for services marketing decision making. This article considers the pertinent literature surrounding management competencies in the context of decision making for services management. A case description of a consumer services company is used to develop the argument. The case description focuses on the progression of the management decision makers’ competencies over a three‐year period. The importance of continually developing the competencies of the key decision makers in an organisation is emphasised, particularly in relation to the changing nature of managerial roles and responsibilities.
International Journal of Service Industry Management – Emerald Publishing
Published: Mar 1, 1998
Keywords: Competences; Customer service; Decision making; Management standards; Organizational change; Services marketing