service firm

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Noun1.service firm - a business that makes its facilities available to others for a feeservice firm - a business that makes its facilities available to others for a fee; achieves economy of scale
agency - a business that serves other businesses
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However, compared to manufacturing firms, there is a shorter history of research on service firm internationalization (Buckley et al.
Besides international experience, a service firm's size is also an important and influential factor in the entry mode choice (Brouthers et al., 1996).
One drawback to using a staffing service firm is the cost.
When it comes to inappropriate insurance requirements (or the lack thereof), perhaps the worst examples can be found in security service agreements drafted by (or for) the security service firm. One such agreement's insurance provision consisted of the following: "It is understood and agreed to by the parties hereto that XYZ Security is being paid for security services and is not an insurer and that insurance, if any, covering personal injury and property loss or damage on the client's premises shall be obtained by the client." Clearly, such agreements should be avoided unless the security service firm is required to and maintains (at the very least) adequate liability insurance with the client included thereunder as an additional insured.
By contrast, a company that outsources loses day-to-day control over its activities to the vendor--usually a professional service firm.
Customers' expectations are built on the customers' needs and experiences, the communication between the service firm and its customers, and the service firm's image.
The "product" delivered by a professional service firm is intangible.
Additionally, a specialized type of services firm, an emarketplace service firm, has cropped up.
Customer relationship management (CRM) represents a new opportunity for Internet service firms. According to IDC, the CRM service market represents a complementary extension of Internet service firm's core services.
The impact of financial service firm activity, however, was not limited to Greenwich, and may actually prove THE resource in Fairfield County's overall recovery as space choices in that town become more and more limited.

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