Product-Service Systems (7.5 ECTS)

A Product-Service System (PSS) is an integrated combination of products and services. This concept embraces a service-led competitive strategy, environmental sustainability, and the basis to differentiate from competitors who simply offer lower priced products, moving into more value-based product offerings.

Aim and goal:

The course aims to give an overview of the current literature within the field and the practical ability to adopt and implement parts of the containing methodologies in a case study approach.

After the course, the successful participant should show the following abilities:

  • Know central pieces of literature within the PSS field, including main contents, area of applicability.
  • Be able to in detail discuss chosen product- and service oriented development theories.
  • Be able to apply methodologies supporting PSS development.
  • Be able to discuss trends and development needs within the area of PSS development.
  • Be knowledgeable in a research method approach applicable for PSS

Next course start

  • January 24, 2012 as national PhD course (7.5 ECTS) between Blekinge Institute of Technology and Luleå University of Technology, within the Proviking research school.
  • More information: PSS course @ BTH