Founded in 1992 by Roland Rust, the Frontiers in Service Conference is considered by many to be the world's leading annual conference on service research. The conference has a very global nature, and generally draws attendees from 35 countries or more from around the world. It is sponsored annually by INFORMS, the American Marketing Association, and the Center for Excellence in Service at the University of Maryland, and is hosted by various organizations worldwide. The conference is held outside the United States every third year (in recent years the conference has been held in Sweden, Australia and the Netherlands).
The Frontiers in Service Conference features a unique international mix of business people and academics, and a cross-functional list of topics, including service science, service innovation, service marketing, service operations, service human resources, service information technology, e-service, service innovation, and customer relationship management. Speakers at the conference include many of the world's leading service experts, including high-ranking executives and prominent academics.
2013 Frontiers in Service Conference
July 4- 7, 2013
This summer, academic experts and business leaders from 28 countries gathered in Taiwan for the 22nd annual Frontiers in Service Conference, sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Service (CES) at the University of Maryland, College Park. Conference attendees had the opportunity to present their research on a variety of cross-functional topics, including service science, service marketing, and service information technology. Keynote presentations featured top executives from established Fortune 500 companies such as Ogilvy and IBM. Read more.
College of Management
National Taiwan University
Center for Excellence in Service
Robert H. Smith School of Business
University of Maryland
Ming-Hui Huang, National Taiwan University
A. Parasuraman, University of Miami
Katherine N. Lemon, Boston College