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Service Failures and Recovery in Tourism and Hospitality

Service Failures and Recovery in Tourism and Hospitality

A Practical Manual

Edited by E Koc, Professor. Bandirma Onyedi Eylul University, Turkey

October 2017 / Hardback / 244 Pages / 9781786390677 £80.00 / €105.00 / $135.00
With 10% online discount: £72.00 / €94.50 / $121.50
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Main Description

Tourism and hospitality services are highly prone to service-failure due to a high level of customer-employee contact and the inseparable, intangible, heterogeneous and perishable nature of these services.
Service Failures and Recovery in Tourism and Hospitality, with its extensive coverage of the literature, presents an invaluable source of information for academics, students, researchers and practitioners. In addition to its extensive coverage of the literature in terms of recent research published in top tier journals, chapters in the book contain student aids, real-life examples, case studies, links to websites and activities alongside discussion questions and presentation slides for in-class use by teaching staff.

This book is enhanced with supplementary resources. The customizable lecture slides can be found at:


Suitable for researchers and students

  • 1: Introduction: Service Failures and Recovery
    • PART 1: Understanding Service Failures and Recovery
  • 2: Understanding and Dealing with Service Failures in Tourism and Hospitality
  • 3: Service Failures and Recovery: Theories and Models
    • PART 2: Understanding Emotions in Service Encounters, Service Failures and Recovery
  • 4: Emotions and Emotional Abilities in Service Failures and Recovery
  • 5: Memorable Service Experiences: A Service Failure and Recovery Perspective
  • 6: Customer Attribution in Service Failures and Recovery
    • PART 3: The Influence of Technology, Systems and People
  • 7: Technology, Customer Satisfaction and Service Excellence
  • 8: Self-Service Technologies: Service Failures and Recovery
  • 9: The Influence of Other Customers in Service Failure and Recovery
  • 10: Emotional Contagion and the Influence of Groups on Service Failures and Recovery
    • PART 4: Training for Service Failures and Recovery
  • 11: Staff Training for Service Failures and Recovery
  • 12: The Role of Empowerment, Internal Communication, Waiting Time and Speed in Service Recovery
  • 13: Cross-Cultural Aspects of Service Failures and Recovery
  • 14: Disappointment in Tourism and Hospitality: the Influence of Films on Destinations
a thought provoking book for researchers who like exploring new and sometimes precarious concepts. [...] Another strength of the book is the availability of support materials (presentation slides, links to websites, and case studies showing real-life situations). The flow of chapters is well-structured. Each chapter follows the similar layout starting with learning objectives and ending with chapter questions. This makes it easier to follow and to self-control the progress in terms of learning outcomes.