Value Co-creation with Customer through Recursive Approach Based on Japanese Omotenashi Service

H. M. Belal, Kunio Shirahada, Michitaka Kosaka


Currently, it is a fundamental intent of a company to deliver a true solution for its users that may co-create value and indicate a servitizing company. To produce a true solution expected by a customer is very difficult, as the expected responses between customer and company usually has a gap. Therefore, this paper proposes a design method that is able to address the gaps between customers and company expectation and fill-up those gaps by gathering necessary knowledge or resources from the customer within a recursive approach concept. In addition, this study analyzes the behaviors of service providers in Japanese “Omotenashi”, where the provided service gradually fit into customers’ requirements according to their communication. We can apply this practice to any other organization, both in the pure service or manufacturing industry for service value co-creation. This research also discusses the application of the proposed notion to adapting servitization based on the effect of two real-life case studies.

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International Journal of Business Administration
ISSN 1923-4007(Print) ISSN 1923-4015(Online)


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