Services science from an IS perspective: a work practice approach for analysing service encounters
In this paper, we describe a workpractice approach developed within the Information Systems discipline that unusually is based on a theory of communication. We demonstrate how this approach can be used to address two fundamental questions of significance to SSME. First, how do participants actually conduct business processes or services - how do they jointly coordinate and negotiate their activities in order to achieve them? Second, what is the relationship between participants enacting business processes and services and the organisation in which they occur? We exemplify this workpractice approach by analysing a service encounter.