8th Edition

Let’s Talk About Service (LTAS) Workshop

Fordham University
Lincoln Center Campus
New York City
December 4-6, 2019

"Achieving Interdisciplinary and
Transdisciplinary Service Research"

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2019 Theme: “Achieving Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Service Research”


  • Workshop from experienced scholars on how to achieve interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary service research
  • Advice from keynote speakers and journal editors
  • Applied team project where participants will work as a team to develop an interdisciplinary/transdisciplinary framework on a topic from the service management literature


  • Participants will learn how to conduct interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary service research using theories and frameworks from different disciplines.
  • Participants will hear about benefits and challenges of doing interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary service research from distinguished speakers who have combined services with different fields like operations, HR, consume behavior, retailing, etc. in their own research.
  • Participants will have the opportunity to collaborate in small teams to apply what they learn during the workshop to launch new research projects and will receive feedback from speakers.
  • Participants will have the opportunity to interact with prominent service scholars and the editors of major service journals.


  • Application Deadline: September 30, 2019
  • Notice to Selected Participants: October 5, 2019
  • Conference Dates in NYC: December 4-6, 2019


  • Curriculum Vitae (in English)
  • Brief statement of why attending the workshop would be beneficial for you and your career (200-250 words)
  • One paragraph about your area of expertise that includes
    • a) the research topics that you are focusing on and/or interested in,
    • b) list of theories/theoretical frameworks you use or plan to use in your research
  • Abstract of a recent research paper or PhD topic (published or work-in-progress) authored or co-authored by the applicant (no more than 500 words)

Participation in the workshop is contingent upon notification of acceptance by the workshop chairs.
Applications should be submitted in one pdf file to Professor Sertan Kabadayi at kabadayi@fordham.edu




Mike Brady
Florida State University, Editor, Journal of Service Research – More info

Jay Kandampully
The Ohio State University, Editor, Journal of Service Management – More info

Mark Rosenbaum
University of South Carolina, Co-Editor, Journal of Services Marketing – More info

Linda Alkire
Texas State University – More info

Raymond Fisk
Texas State University – More info

Martin Mende
Florida State University – More info

Stephanie M. Noble
University of Tennessee – More info

Maura Scott
Florida State University – More info

Mahesh Subramony
Northern Illinois University – More info


Bart Larivière  (KU LEUVEN) – More info

Wafa Hammedi (University of Namur) – More info

Sertan Kabadayi (Fordham University) – More info

Annouk Lievens (University of Antwerp) – More info


Sertan Kabadayi (Fordham University, Gabelli School of Business) – More info

Conference Address: Fordham University

140 West 62nd Street, New York City, USA