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Incorporating Expectations as a Basis for Business Service Selection

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Incorporating Expectations as a Basis for Business Service Selection
Abstract. The collaborative creation of value is the central tenet of services science. In particular, then, the quality of a service encounter would depend on the mutual expectations of the participants. Specifically, the quality of experience that a consumer derives from a service encounter would depend on how the consumer’s expectations are refined and how well they are met by the provider during the encounter. We postulate that incorporating expectations ought therefore be a crucial element of business service selection. Unfortunately, today’s technical approaches to service selection disregard the above. They emphasize reputation measured via numeric ratings that consumers provide about service providers. Such ratings are easy to process computationally, but beg the question as to what the raters’ frames of reference, i.e., expectations. When the frames of reference are not modeled, the resulting reputation scores are often not sufficiently predictive of a consumer’s sa...
Adel M. ElMessiry, Xibin Gao, Munindar P. Singh
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Type Journal
Year 2010
Where ICSOC
Authors Adel M. ElMessiry, Xibin Gao, Munindar P. Singh
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