Shared Service Trajectories

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Numerous studies have reported on the virtues of shared services—especially cost reduction and quality improvement. Process standardization plays a prominent role in strategies to deliver those benefits. This chapter reviews previous research on process standardization and shared services to outline how unbalanced standardization causes shared service centers to transition into less effective service delivery modes.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Newcastle Business SchoolNorthumbria UniversityNorthumbriaUK-Newcastle upon Tyne

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