Revisiting the Research Field of Product-Service Systems Development

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Author(s): Ericson Åsa, Larsson Tobias, Isaksson Ola, Larsson Andreas
Title: Revisiting the Research Field of Product-Service Systems Development
Conference name: ASME 2012 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences (IDETC) and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (CIE)
Year: 2012
Publisher: ASME
City: Chicago, US
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Engineering - Dept. of Mechanical Engineering (Sektionen för ingenjörsvetenskap - avd. för maskinteknik)
School of Engineering S- 371 79 Karlskrona, School of Engineering S- 371 79 Karlskrona
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Language: English
Abstract: The research within the Product-Service Systems (PSS) field aims to support manufacturing industries’ ability to provide value in terms of a service offer to its customers, simultaneously taking a more holistic approach to eco- sustainability. The industrial idea of providing customer benefits in parallel with robust products is not new, yet equipping engineers to conduct innovation and applying a service perspective in the early design stages is noticed as fairly radical. The purpose in this paper is two-fold. First, to describe research efforts within the PSS field seen through our engineering design lenses, second, to explore and discuss plausible directions and by that identify “white spots” on the map, which may be seen as relevant directions for future research.
Subject: Mechanical Engineering\General
Keywords: Product-service systems, state-of-the-art