The application of a service-oriented perspective in the IT sector has become the paradigm, making managers highly aware of the importance of being service oriented and customer focused. In the IT sector, a service-oriented perspective is encompassed in the widespread field of IT Service Management (ITSM). However, while ITSM practitioners are, to a certain degree, becoming aware of the benefits of the contemporary Service-Dominant Logic perspective, the primary market view still adheres to Goods-Dominant Logic. The majority of IT organisations around the globe rely on the ITSM framework ITIL in order to adopt and adapt a service perspective. The purpose of this paper is to examine how the ITIL Practitioner (the latest ITIL book) complies with Service-Dominant Logic. The paper discusses findings in relation to four codes: Definition of service, The role of the service provider, Value and value propositions, and Co-creation.
Cronholm, Stefan; Karu, Kaimar; Göbel, Hannes; Hearsum, Philip; and Hero, Peter, "IT Service Management: The Alignment of ITIL Practitioner with Service-Dominant Logic" (2017). ACIS 2017 Proceedings. 4.