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Does management's approach impede service quality?

Soltani, Ebrahim, Barnes, Bradley, Syed, Jawad and Liao, Ying-Ying (2012) Does management's approach impede service quality? Production Planning & Control, 23 (7). pp. 523-540. ISSN 0953-7287

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The primary aim of this article is to examine the impact of management's approach on the effectiveness of service quality operations. Drawing upon semi-structured interviews with multiple managerial actors at different hierarchical levels and archival sources, the findings suggest two alternative paths of management's approach regarding service quality. One of the paths distils customer confidence, aims to fulfil customer requirements as well as the strategic and potential intentions within the organisation. The other represents more of a short-term approach for managing service quality, which only demonstrates some aspects of customer satisfaction at the time when the customer interacts with the service provider. In the latter, as our evidence showed, the service provider could fail to build customer loyalty and face customer boycott. The findings highlight a fundamental need for management across different hierarchical levels to adjust their approach to encompass the entirety of service quality operations, if service quality practices are to result in employee satisfaction and desirable customer experience.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Schools: Huddersfield Business School
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Depositing User: Cherry Edmunds
Date Deposited: 02 May 2014 09:22
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 11:37


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