This is a question that was asked in a study conducted by the American Psychological Association by researchers from the University of California, San Diego. Most people assume that service-product chains are all about the production of the end product. These people are mistaken. In fact, the actual link in the chain is the person who is in the chain. This can be you, your boss, your co-workers, the person in charge of your paycheck (or a friend), and so on.
This study showed that service-product chains are usually longer than you think they are. But what it really shows is that a service-product chain is really about four people and their various connections to one another.
I’ve heard it said that service-product chains are only as long as the people who make them. But the link-in-the-chain is just as important as the four people. It’s the person who is in the chain who controls the link between the people in the chain. It’s like a ladder that is only as wide as the person climbing, so it can’t be more than one step wide.
Sure. There are a few companies who make their products on a large scale (like Amazon and Google) but they are really only part of the chain. They can be considered service-product chains. However, its not really a link in the chain when you look at the specific companies who make the product. It’s just the people who are members of the company who control the link between these companies.
It has been widely reported that Amazon may soon offer a “Lend Link” program where they would allow their customers to give out links to their product to other customers. This would probably be the ultimate way for Amazon to provide links to their customers. Amazon doesn’t own any of the service-product chains like this, but the company has been developing a service-product chain which would allow them to control a lot of the link-influencing in the future.
We have a few questions.
1) Amazon itself is a service-product chain. They have a link to a big variety of links. 2) the links in Amazon don’t come from service-product chains. 3) the links in Amazon do not belong to a specific company.
The third point may not apply here, but still… Amazon is a service-product chain. But it doesn’t own the links, they work with them as well as any other service-product chain. Amazon are an Amazon, who are not Amazon.
As for the first point, yes, Amazon.com is a service-product chain, but it is not an Amazon.com. That is the company that owns the links. The company that works with Amazon.com is Amazon, Inc.