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  1. 77 FR 61623 - Proposed Renewal of Information Collection: 1090-0007, American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI...

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    2012-10-10

    ... cross-agency methodology for obtaining comparable measures of customer satisfaction with Federal... Satisfaction Index (ACSI) Government Customer Satisfaction Surveys AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, National... collection for the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) Government Customer Satisfaction Surveys...

  2. Student Satisfaction with Canadian Music Programmes: The Application of the American Customer Satisfaction Model in Higher Education

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    Serenko, Alexander

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this project is to empirically investigate several antecedents and consequences of student satisfaction (SS) with Canadian university music programmes as well as to measure students' level of programme satisfaction. For this, the American Customer Satisfaction Model was tested through a survey of 276 current Canadian music students.…

  3. Customer satisfaction

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    Eskildsen, Jacob Kjær; Kristensen, Kai

    2007-01-01

    Introduction:  The popularity of the EPSI Rating framework has grown considerably over the last few years and more and more companies are using this sort of information in their strategic planning process. The primary result of interest for businesses is the level of the seven indices in the EPSI...... the effect of the transparency of products and services on customer satisfaction with respect to Danish mobile phone companies, banks and supermarkets from 2004 based on the authors' experiences from the various analyses conducted within the EPSI rating initiative....... & Westlund, 2003) as well as the structure of the framework (Eskildsen et al., 2004). We know however very little about how the structure of the individual markets with respect to, for instance, how the transparency of products and services affects customer satisfaction. The aim of this article is to analyze...

  4. 76 FR 44351 - Proposed Renewal of Information Collection: 1090-0008, American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI...

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    2011-07-25

    ... data and a patented econometric model to precisely measure the customer satisfaction of website users... comparable measures of customer satisfaction with Federal government programs and/or websites. Along with... Satisfaction Index (ACSI) E-Government Website Customer Satisfaction Survey AGENCY: National Business...

  5. The Competitive Causes and Consequences of Customer Satisfaction

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    Daniel H. Simon; Gomez, Miguel I.

    2005-01-01

    We conduct two studies to test three hypotheses: (1) Competition increases a firm's customer satisfaction; (2) Rivals' customer satisfaction increases a firm's customer satisfaction; (3) Rivals' customer satisfaction reduces a firm's sales. First, we use store-level customer satisfaction data from a supermarket chain. Next, we consider a range of industries, using brand-level customer satisfaction ratings from the American Customer Satisfaction Index. Results from both studies provide support...

  6. Improving customer satisfaction

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    Wei, Yu

    2011-01-01

    Today, the competition among enterprises is growing in intensity and organizations of all types and sizes have increasingly come to understand the importance of customer satisfaction and good services. The purpose of this study is to investigate the present level of customer satisfaction with language training institutes and find out any possible areas of improvement. This thesis will discuss and analyze the factors that influence the customer’s level of satisfaction and assist the case compa...

  7. Customer satisfaction and competencies

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    Gritti, Paola; Foss, Nicolai Juul

    We empirically address how customer satisfaction and loyalty in the banking industry may affect profitability. This helps to identify the strategy and competencies necessary to benefit from customer relationships which are important sources for improved performance in the banking. We do this by a......We empirically address how customer satisfaction and loyalty in the banking industry may affect profitability. This helps to identify the strategy and competencies necessary to benefit from customer relationships which are important sources for improved performance in the banking. We do...

  8. ASD Customer Satisfaction Survey

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    Department of Veterans Affairs — ASD implemented a customer satisfaction survey for our products and services. This feedback will provide a better understanding of how ASD products and services can...

  9. Customer satisfaction research : Taitopuoti Paperinauha

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    Salokaski, Sanna

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this thesis was to measure the level of customer satisfaction in Taitopuoti Paperinauha. By doing the customer satisfaction research the level of satisfaction of Taitopuoti Paperinauha’s customers with its customer service and products was determined. Both the physical store and online store were included in the research. Consumer behaviour and customer satisfaction are concepts that are dealt with in the theoretical part of the thesis. After the theoretical part the result...

  10. Is customer satisfaction a relevant metric for financial analysts?

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    Ngobo, Paul-Valentin; Casta, Jean-François; Ramond, Olivier,

    2012-01-01

    published on line : 2011/01/08 International audience This study examines the effects of customer satisfaction on analysts' earnings forecast errors. Based on a sample of analysts following companies measured by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), we find that customer satisfaction reduces earnings forecast errors. However, analysts respond to changes in customer satisfaction but not to the ACSI metric per se. Furthermore, the effects of customer satisfaction are asymmetric...

  11. Customer satisfaction and business excellence

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    Kristensen, Kai; Martensen, Anne; Grønholdt, Lars

    The topic for this paper is the link between customer satisfaction and business performance, which makes it possible to use customer satisfaction measures as basis for creating business excellence. First, the paper presents microeconomic models for the relationship between customer satisfaction...

  12. PROBLEMS IN MEASURING CUSTOMER SATISFACTION

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    Isac Florin Lucian; Rusu Sergiu; Cureteanu Radu Silviu

    2012-01-01

    Companies that embrace client orientation are preoccupied by measuring the level of satisfaction of those who consume their products or utilizes their products. That is why, customer satisfaction has to be transposed in measurable parameters that can be understood and influenced. Nevertheless, measuring customer satisfaction involves a lot of problems.

  13. PROBLEMS IN MEASURING CUSTOMER SATISFACTION

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    Isac Florin Lucian

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Companies that embrace client orientation are preoccupied by measuring the level of satisfaction of those who consume their products or utilizes their products. That is why, customer satisfaction has to be transposed in measurable parameters that can be understood and influenced. Nevertheless, measuring customer satisfaction involves a lot of problems.

  14. Emotional Satisfaction of Customer Contacts

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    Güngör, Hüseyin

    2007-01-01

    For marketing and customer services researchers and professionals who are interested in customer contacts, customer satisfaction and loyalty issues. Contact centers are playing a pivotal role in customer services of the 21st century. Nevertheless, despite their growing importance and presence, conta

  15. On measurement of customer satisfaction

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    Kristensen, Kai; Kanji, Gopal; Dahlgaard, Jens Jørn

    1992-01-01

    Based on a theoretical argument where company profit as a function of total customer satisfaction is maximized, a new system for measuring and balancing customer satisfaction with respect to individual quality characteritics is developed. A proced implementation is suggested and the results...

  16. Customer Satisfaction in Hotel Services

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    Bizi Mubiri, Joleen

    2016-01-01

    The purpose of this thesis was to investigate how customer satisfaction enhances customer loyalty in hotels. Specifically, the thesis used Lake Kivu Serena Hotel as a case study. Customer retention is achieved by involving customers in improving the quality of services offered by a hotel. Moreover, customers feel appreciated when they realize that the hotel is committed to improving their experience. Qualitative and quantitative methods of research were used to collect the data for the re-...

  17. Emotional Satisfaction of Customer Contacts

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    Güngör, Hüseyin

    2007-01-01

    For marketing and customer services researchers and professionals who are interested in customer contacts, customer satisfaction and loyalty issues. Contact centers are playing a pivotal role in customer services of the 21st century. Nevertheless, despite their growing importance and presence, contact centers are increasingly becoming the center for customer frustration, and frequently associated with negative comments in the media. Therefore, this research explores the Emotional, Cognitive, ...

  18. Customer Satisfaction and the Consumption Function

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    Bala Ramasamy; Matthew Yeung

    2010-01-01

    This paper evaluates the extent to which the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) acts as a determining variable of the US consumption function. Results show that the ACSI is a significant self-predictor of personal consumption expenditure, as well as a potent policy variable even when income and wealth are controlled for.

  19. Waiting Lines and Customer Satisfaction

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    M.S. Sridhar

    2001-01-01

    The paper points out certain quantitative methods largely ignored by library service providers, highlights the importance of customer participation in service delivery process, examines the concepts service quality and customer satisfaction, emphasizes the need for appropriately handling waiting lines in service organisations, presents briefly the theory of waiting lines (queuing theory), psychology of customers in waiting lines with illustrations from library situations, discusses ways and m...

  20. Customer behaviour and student satisfaction

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    Enache, I. C.

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Having to overcome new challenges, the higher education institutions need to understand their customer behaviour. The students’ satisfaction is becoming an important objective for universities and society as the role of the tertiary level institution is being questioned. The aim of this paper is to provide a concrete marketing approach to the student satisfaction problem. The literature review section aims to present resources that deliver relevant and updated information about the marketing perspectives on student satisfaction. A short survey is developed in order to provide insights on student behaviour and student satisfaction.

  1. Employee and customer satisfaction in healthcare.

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    Jackson, Todd; Wood, Ben D

    2010-01-01

    There were multiple factors identified in a literature review that have a relationship to customer satisfaction, customer loyalty, employee satisfaction, and links between employee and customer satisfaction. Some of the factors identified were communication, wait times, perceived value, trust, dissatisfaction with management, changes in the workplace, vision,and fun at work. Managers must identify these topics to ensure customer satisfaction, customer loyalty,and employee satisfaction which will ultimately have a positive impact on their organizations. PMID:22279715

  2. Measuring Air Force Contracting customer satisfaction

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    Davis, Jamie

    2015-01-01

    Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited This research gathers background information to identify which customer satisfaction elements should be included in a standardized tool that measures the level of customer satisfaction for AF Contracting’s external and internal customers. This research conducts a comprehensive literature review of the prominent customer satisfaction trends, while exploring the idiosyncrasies of customer satisfaction that are unique to AF Contracting. F...

  3. Customer satisfaction with training programs

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    Mulder, M.

    2001-01-01

    In this contribution, a model of evaluation of customer satisfaction about training programs is described. The model is developed and implemented for an association of training companies. The evaluation has been conducted by an independent organisation to enhance the thrustworthiness of the evaluati

  4. Customer Satisfaction with Training Programs.

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    Mulder, Martin

    2001-01-01

    A model for evaluating customer satisfaction with training programs was tested with training purchasers. The model confirmed two types of projects: training aimed at achieving learning results and at changing job performance. The model did not fit for training intended to support organizational change. (Contains 31 references.) (SK)

  5. Are loyal customers profitable? : customer satisfaction, customer loyalty and customer profitability at the individual level

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    Helgesen, Øyvind

    2000-01-01

    Customer satisfaction is supposed to be positively related to profitability. This conception may be called “the paradigm of customer satisfaction”. Nevertheless, only a few studies have examined this fundamental relationship. Thus, evidence for this “much talked about relationship” is questioned. In this working paper the focus is on the individual customer with respect to the relationships between customer satisfaction, customer loyalty and customer profitability at the customer level. The f...

  6. An Overview of Customer Satisfaction Models.

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    Hom, Willard

    This document is a report on how California community colleges can incorporate customer satisfaction models and theories from business to better serve students. Emphasis is given to two levels of customer satisfaction: macro- and micro-models. Macro-models look at how customer satisfaction relates to other elements or priorities of community…

  7. Improving Customer Satisfaction, case Tiger Airways

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    Ngo, Thi

    2011-01-01

    The main objective of the thesis was to assess the level of customer satisfaction of the airline company Tiger Airways, which is a low-cost airline with a considerable number of dissatisfied customers. In the study the theories of customer satisfaction were reviewed for providing solutions for the airline to reduce the number of discontented customers. To analyze the current situation of the airline company’s customer satisfaction the quantitative research method was used. The research ma...

  8. A Simulation Model for Measuring Customer Satisfaction through Employee Satisfaction

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    Zondiros, Dimitris; Konstantopoulos, Nikolaos; Tomaras, Petros

    2007-12-01

    Customer satisfaction is defined as a measure of how a firm's product or service performs compared to customer's expectations. It has long been a subject of research due to its importance for measuring marketing and business performance. A lot of models have been developed for its measurement. This paper propose a simulation model using employee satisfaction as one of the most important factors leading to customer satisfaction (the others being expectations and disconfirmation of expectations). Data obtained from a two-year survey in customers of banks in Greece were used. The application of three approaches regarding employee satisfaction resulted in greater customer satisfaction when there is serious effort to keep employees satisfied.

  9. CUSTOMER SATISFACTION WITH ONLINE BANKING

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    Okojie, Stella efe

    2005-01-01

    Measuring user satisfaction with information systems has attracted widespread research attention, given it is often used as an indicator of success. The internet has allowed applications to be extended to customers of an organization, where interaction can take place through a web site, typically from home or office. With the increasing amount of research into internet marketing and electronic commerce (e-commerce), service quality in online environments has become recognised as an importan...

  10. Customer satisfaction in the Swedish financial sector

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    Sundin, Klas; Nordin, Fredrik

    2013-01-01

    Customer satisfaction has become an increasingly important factor over the years and companies are starting to realize how important it is to satisfy their customers. This study aims to investigate which the most influential factors behind customer satisfaction are. This led to the creation of the following research question:  Which are the most influential factors that affect customer satisfaction in Swedish banks?  The research question was answered by the statistical testing of nine hypoth...

  11. Importance of customers satisfaction in Waskia restaurant

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    Okumu, Javan

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this thesis was centred on measuring and developing customer service in Waskia restaurant. What is the customer perception of service quality and customer service of Waskia restaurant? The theoretical framework focuses on description and analysis of customer satisfaction and importance of customer satisfaction. The empirical study of this thesis was accomplished by quantitative research by use of questionnaire. The questionnaire was designed on the basis of theoretical study re...

  12. Integrating SERVQUAL with national customer satisfaction indices

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    Kristensen, Kai; Eskildsen, Jacob Kjær

    2008-01-01

    The focus of this study is to integrate SERVQUAL with a national customer satisfaction index in this context the EPSI Rating framework. The data for this study comes from the Danish Customer Satisfaction Index 2007. Here app. 1700 customers have evaluated there preferred bank. The questionnaire c...

  13. Preference clustering in customer satisfaction measurement

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    Eskildsen, Jacob Kjær; Kristensen, Kai

    2006-01-01

    The scope of this paper is to analyze whether or not segments with different customer preferences and customer satisfaction can be identified. This analysis is based on customer satisfaction data from the Danish banking industry from the years 2004 and 2005. The analysis showed that the preference...

  14. 48 CFR 11.203 - Customer satisfaction.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Customer satisfaction. 11... PLANNING DESCRIBING AGENCY NEEDS Using and Maintaining Requirements Documents 11.203 Customer satisfaction... reflects the customer's needs and to obtain suggestions for corrective actions. Whenever practicable,...

  15. Marketing Research of Customer Satisfaction

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    Mlezivová, Veronika

    2008-01-01

    The thesis deals with a survey of customer´s satisfaction in Jiří Mahen Library in Brno. The theoretic part describes the problematics of marketing research, the branch of allowance organizations and a questionnaire as a tool for collecting information. The practical part of the diploma work analyses and presents the results from the questionnaire investigation, recommendation and suggestions for improvement, which could lead to increase an of the visit rate of the Jiří Mahen Library, to an i...

  16. Customer satisfaction of an apartment hotel

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    Khyarginen, Margarita

    2015-01-01

    Customer satisfaction becomes the object of a research quite often, especially in business. If the company cares about its customers, it will put effort to know how satisfied they are with the services or products. Satisfied customers are loyal customers, who bring profit and other, new customers. Apartment Hotel Tampere MN, a new and developing company, is interested in keeping its customers satisfied. To expand and improve the services it is important for the hotel to measure customer s...

  17. Service Quality in Hotel Industry - Customer Satisfaction

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    Fučíková, Martina

    2009-01-01

    The theoretical part of the master thesis focuses mainly on particular methods to help to identify customer satisfaction with regard to the specific processes in the hotel industry. The practical part determines the customer satisfaction in the hotel Jalta. A customer satisfaction survey based on a research of the web pages www.hrs.com, www.booking.com, www.tripadvisor and the evaluation of questionnaires provided by the hotel Jalta has been carried out. In addition a mystery shopping with an...

  18. Determinants of customer satisfaction with service encounter

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    Ariana Nefat; Nika Paus

    2008-01-01

    Service encounters are the focal point of a customer’s perception of a service in terms of its quality, value and customer satisfaction. The paper researches the influence of the components of a service encounter on customer satisfaction. Among several factors that determine customer satisfaction the quality of service, which is related to the characteristics of service, plays an important role. However, a direct insight into the reasons that make a service encounter satisfactory or unsatisfa...

  19. Turning customer satisfaction measurements into action

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    Lervik-Olsen, Line; Witell, Lars; Gustafsson, Anders

    2014-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the literature on customer orientation by developing and empirically testing a model that attempts to explain the elements that constitute customer orientation and that, in turn, influence customer satisfaction. In particular, this study focuses on how service firms design, collect, analyse and use customer-satisfaction data to improve service performance. This study has the following three research objectives: to understand ...

  20. Customer Satisfaction and Islamic Banking in Pakistan

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    Fouzia Ali; Hassan Raziq; Abdul Aleem; Shahrukh Latif; Arslan, M; Arsalan Shah Muhammad

    2011-01-01

    Purpose-The purpose of this research study is to focus on the customer satisfaction towards Islamic banking in Pakistan based on the different factors including service quality, product quality offered by Islamic banks, customer care level of Islamic banks, financial benefits given to its customers, competition with conventional banks, religion and market reputation. Methodology- This study will help to understand the level of satisfaction of customers regarding Islamic Banks. In this study d...

  1. Customer satisfaction survey for clothing store Pointguard

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    Hautamäki, Eeva

    2007-01-01

    This study was conducted to clarify which factors influence customer satisfaction and why is it important. In the study overall satisfaction of case company, Pointguard, was studied as well. In the theoretical part factors influencing customer satisfaction are introduced and explained in detail. Main chapters discuss of expectations and quality, but other factors such as personal and situational factors are handled as well. Material for the theory was collected from literature and articles. F...

  2. Market structure, market strategy and customer satisfaction

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    Eskildsen, Jacob Kjær; Kristensen, Kai; Steensen, Elmer Fly

    2007-01-01

    The popularity of customer satisfaction measurements has grown considerably over the last few years but we know very little about how the structure of the individual markets with respect to the transparency of products and services as well as how consumer preferences affect customer satisfaction....... Here a total of 14540 customers have evaluated their preferred supplier with respect to banking, property insurance, supermarkets and mobile telecom. The analysis shows that market structure has a profound effect on customer satisfaction measurements and that this effect differs from industry...

  3. CUSTOMERS SATISFACTION OF SAMSUNG MOBILE HANDSET USERS

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    Shah, Nidhi P

    2013-01-01

    The main aim of this research paper is to find customers satisfactions with relations to some variables like individual features, price, brand name etc. In this study researcher has focused on the customer of Bhavnagar city and research is carried out by primary data analysis tools like Correlation, study indicates an average satisfactions of customers toward MOBILE HANDSET USERS OF SAMSUNG. Key words: Mobile handset, Karl Pearson's Correlation, frequency, Samsung

  4. Ownership structure, customer satisfaction and brand equity

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    Torres, Anna; Trib??, Josep A.

    2007-01-01

    This paper studies the interaction between ownership structure, taken as a proxy for shareholders? commitment, and customer satisfaction - the main driver of consumer loyalty - and their impact on a firm?s brand equity. The results show that customer satisfaction has a positive direct effect on brand equity but an indirect negative one because of reductions in ownership concentration. This latter effect emerges when managers are mainly customer-oriented. Such result gives out a warning signal...

  5. Analysis Of Staff And Customer Satisfaction

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    Evgeni Stanimirov; Borislava Cherkezova

    2012-01-01

    Intensive competition in the area of business services stimulates companies to try to manage the satisfaction and loyalty of their most important customers. Front office personnel of companies selling their products, through their attitudes and behaviour, affect the satisfaction and loyalty levels of customers. The ability of sales staff to assess comparatively accurately whether customers receive the desired and expected service level is important from the viewpoint of marketing. The precise...

  6. Customer Satisfaction Level in Mount Sherpa Restaurant

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    Shrestha, Sameer

    2015-01-01

    Customer satisfaction is the key to every successful business in the sense of profit motive, as well as in the long run. It is the desire of every business to be able to understand their customers’ need. Many businesses, especially related with the service industry, carry out different surveys and conduct research in order to know what their customers really want. This research was carried out to measure the customer satisfaction level in Mount Sherpa restaurant. The results and findings ...

  7. Customer satisfaction toward TrueMove customer service

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    Raja Abbas, Haider; Koobgrabe, Chokaew; Chutima, Punyanuch

    2008-01-01

    Title: Customer Satisfaction toward TrueMove Customer Service Problem Statement: How are TrueMove customers satisfied with the customer service provided at TrueMove shops in Bangkok? Purpose: To evaluate “whether” and “how” TrueMove customers are satisfied or dissatisfied with the customer service provided at TrueMove shops in the Bangkok region with the help of evaluation of service quality by customers of the shop. Theory and Methods: The research bases mainly on quantitative method; that i...

  8. ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE TOURISM THROUGH CUSTOMER SATISFACTION

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    Ispas Roxana

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available In tourism, hotels play an important role and contribute to the economic growth in cities and other places endowed with attractions which are universally recognized. Two elements are essential in the tourism industry system: product quality and human resources. In terms of quality of the hotel services, that is the one that allows to the tourist enterprise to own a competitive advantage, gain competitive differentiation and reputation among customers by achieving a high degree of customer satisfaction. Hotel customer satisfaction would be impossible if the hotel management does not perform periodic evaluations on customer satisfaction and quality, which are the focus of this paper. Therefore, this paper focuses on customer satisfaction measured by the SERVQUAL model.

  9. Customer satisfaction and customer loyalty as predictors of future business potential

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    Eskildsen, Jacob Kjær; Kristensen, Kai

    2008-01-01

    This paper analyses the relationship between customer satisfaction, customer loyalty and the future business potential of existing customers. The data for the analysis come from the Danish Customer Satisfaction Index 2006. Here a total of approximately 2000 private customers evaluated...

  10. The silent customers: measuring customer satisfaction in nursing homes.

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    Kleinsorge, I K; Koenig, H F

    1991-12-01

    Nursing home administrators concerned with customer satisfaction and quality of care need a tool to assess and monitor ongoing satisfaction of nursing home residents and family members. The authors report a preliminary effort to develop such a survey using focus groups. PMID:10115898

  11. The silent customers: measuring customer satisfaction in nursing homes.

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    Kleinsorge, I K; Koenig, H F

    1991-12-01

    Nursing home administrators concerned with customer satisfaction and quality of care need a tool to assess and monitor ongoing satisfaction of nursing home residents and family members. The authors report a preliminary effort to develop such a survey using focus groups.

  12. Analysis of Customer Loyalty through Total Quality Service, Customer Relationship Management and Customer Satisfaction

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    Binsar Kristian P., Feliks Anggia; Panjaitan, Hotman

    2014-01-01

    This research talks about total quality service and customer relationship management effects toward customer satisfaction and its impact on customer loyalty. Fast food restaurant KFC, always strives to continue to make improvements in total quality service, so that customer satisfaction can be maintained, which in turn will have an impact on…

  13. Customer satisfaction in European food retailing

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    Juhl, Hans Jørn; Kristensen, Kai; Østergaard, Peder

    2002-01-01

    in other countries, e.g. in the Scandinavian countries. This development will demand even more focus on customer satisfaction and customer loyalty in order to stay in business and may also demand that existing actors on the market place form new coalitions. Promising new partners may be identified, partly......Customer satisfaction and customer loyalty is becoming an increasingly important factor in modern retailing - a market characterized by slow growth and intense competition. Big non-European chains such as Walmart are already present in some countries and consider to buy some of the retail chains...

  14. SUSTAINING CUSTOMER SATISFACTION & LOYATY IN INDIAN BANKING

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    MEENAKSHI GANDHI; PARULAGRAWAL

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to determine the factors that have an impact on sustaining customer satisfaction among customers in Indian banking. It costs five times to attract a new customer than to retain the current one and it costs 16 times to bring a new customer to the current level of profitability as the customer who just left you was. Asatisfied customer is most likely to retain his services and would give more business through alternate channels in banking and by referrals also. With...

  15. Customer Satisfaction in Internal Customer Service : Case: Abloy Oy Internal Customer Service

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    Turunen, Susanna

    2011-01-01

    ABSTRACT Turunen, Susanna Marita 2011. Customer Satisfaction in Internal Customer Service. Case: Abloy Oy Internal Customer Service. Master’s thesis. Kemi-Tornio University of Applied Sciences. Business and Culture. Pages 73. Appendix 1. This thesis discusses and studies service quality and customer satisfaction in internal customer service. The main objective is to find out what the service quality level in the internal customer service at Abloy Oy is and whether there exists a diffe...

  16. Customer satisfaction's metrics in service organizations

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    Pantouvakis, A.; Krystallis, Athanasios

    -dimensional constructs and that those "quality" components together with convenience and cost form the overall satisfaction experienced by the customer. Practical Implications: The use of the proposed model allows the identification of important aspects of the quality and satisfaction concepts. It also enables managers...

  17. NRMRL/TTSD CUSTOMER SATISFACTION FOCUS GROUP

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    TTB uses a variety of technology transfer products and tools to communicate risk and information about technologies and research. TTB has begun a project to use EPA's generic Customer Satisfaction Survey Information Collection Request (ICR) to determine satisfaction with their pr...

  18. Comprehensive Family Services and Customer Satisfaction Outcomes

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    Huebner, Ruth A.; Jones, Blake L.; Miller, Viola P.; Custer, Melba; Critchfield, Becky

    2006-01-01

    Comprehensive Family Services (CFS) is a strengths-based and partnership-oriented approach to casework implemented through multiple initiatives. This study examines the relationship between the practice of CFS and satisfaction of clients, foster parents, and community partners. CFS indicators are paired with statewide customer satisfaction survey…

  19. Measuring customer satisfaction in food industry

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    Parisa Akhtari

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Customers are financial and intellectual capital of the firm and its survival and success depend on the attitude and firm performance to its customers. The goal of this article is to study customer satisfaction in Bonny Chow National Distribution Company and offering a model to evaluate customer satisfaction and also to study strength and weakness to improve and facilitate the defects. This study is descriptive, because it collects data and analyzes hypothesis based on expert survey. The questionnaire used in this paper has 10 questions on measure customer satisfaction. The results show that responders were satisfied with the visitors and delivery personnel and they were dissatisfied with the firm. In other words hypothesis 1 and 2 were accepted and hypothesis 3 was rejected.

  20. Design of Customer Satisfaction Measurement Index System of EMS Service

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    2006-01-01

    This paper discusses the design of a customer satisfaction measurement index system of erpress mail service. It presents objectives and principles of the design based on hierarchical structures. We have devised a diagram for modeling customer satisfaction, and a detailed analysis of customer satisfaction is conducted. This paper presents our customer satisfaction model and analysis results.

  1. 26 CFR 801.4 - Customer satisfaction measures.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 26 Internal Revenue 20 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Customer satisfaction measures. 801.4 Section... REVENUE SERVICE § 801.4 Customer satisfaction measures. The customer satisfaction goals and... may be employed to gather data regarding customer satisfaction. Information to measure...

  2. Job satisfaction of Asian Americans.

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    Weaver, C N; Hinson, S

    2000-04-01

    Since Asian Americans have demographic and labor force characteristics more similar to Euro-Americans than African Americans, one might predict that their job satisfaction would be more like the former than the latter. And, because Asian Americans originating from different countries are heterogeneous in language, culture, and recency of immigration, one might predict that they may report obtaining different amounts of satisfaction from their jobs. However, data from 21 nationally representative opinion surveys from 1972 through 1996 suggest the opposite. Asian Americans (n = 199) reported job satisfaction more like African Americans (n = 1,231) than Euro-Americans (n = 10,709), and Asian Americans from China (n = 53), Japan (n = 44), India (n = 55), and the Philippines (n = 47) reported similar job satisfaction. These differences persisted when age, education, occupation, and personal income were held constant.

  3. CUSTOMER SATISFACTION AND LOYALTY IN SPORT CENTERS

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    Hakan KATIRCI

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Meeting the demands of customer satisfaction is the one of the important tasks facing sport managers today. Researches have shown that satisfaction is a multi-dimensional concept. The aim of this study was to develop and standardize a scale for fitness centers which is measuring service quality and customer satisfaction, based on a sample of Turk population. Research was applied based on a sample of two hundred (N= 109 individuals, who were members of seven fitness centers in Eskişehir, Turkey. The results supported the multidimensionality of the concept of customer satisfaction and revealed the existence of five factors: atmosphere/access, communication, hygiene, cleanliness, facilities and personal.

  4. Reinventing information services to increase customer satisfaction

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    Madison, J.E.

    1993-12-01

    In this paper, the author presents her view of the role of an information service and proposes means of improving information customer service and satisfaction. The emphasis of the paper is on placing the primary value on the information customer rather than on the information itself. After receiving a request for information, the information service should strive for speed and accuracy of service to provide full-text sources in a language and format convenient to the customer. The author stresses that information professionals need to re-evaluate their roles to correctly assess and rectify customers` information deficiencies.

  5. Assessing customer satisfaction for improving NOAA's climate products and services

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    Meyers, J. C.; Hawkins, M. D.; Timofeyeva, M. M.

    2009-12-01

    NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) Climate Services Division (CSD) is developing a comprehensive climate user requirements process with the ultimate goal of producing climate services that meet the needs of NWS climate information users. An important part of this effort includes engaging users through periodical surveys conducted by the Claes Fornell International (CFI) Group using the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). The CFI Group conducted a Climate Services Satisfaction (CSS) Survey in May of 2009 to measure customer satisfaction with current products and services and to gain insight on areas for improvement. The CSS Survey rates customer satisfaction on a range of NWS climate services data and products, including Climate Prediction Center (CPC) outlooks, drought monitoring, and ENSO monitoring and forecasts, as well as NWS local climate data services. In addition, the survey assesses the users of the products to give the NWS insight into its climate customer base. The survey also addresses specific topics such as NWS forecast category names, probabilistic nature of climate products, and interpretation issues. The survey results identify user requirements for improving existing NWS climate services and introducing new ones. CSD will merge the survey recommendations with available scientific methodologies and operational capabilities to develop requirements for improved climate products and services. An overview of the 2009 survey results will be presented, such as users' satisfaction with the accuracy, reliability, display and functionality of products and services.

  6. Determinants of customer satisfaction with service encounter

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    Ariana Nefat

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Service encounters are the focal point of a customer’s perception of a service in terms of its quality, value and customer satisfaction. The paper researches the influence of the components of a service encounter on customer satisfaction. Among several factors that determine customer satisfaction the quality of service, which is related to the characteristics of service, plays an important role. However, a direct insight into the reasons that make a service encounter satisfactory or unsatisfactory is provided by the critical incident technique, where causes of dis/satisfaction differ primarily depending on whether they derive from interpersonal contact or from contact with technology. The evidence of service, which includes people, process and the physical evidence, plays a critical role in a customer’s dis/satisfaction. The influence of these elements cannot be observed separately; it must be observed in their interaction during the delivery of service and their strongest effect is achieved during face-to-face service encounters that have the characteristics of a theatre metaphor. Even though a high level of satisfaction may be achieved after the recovery of a service, enterprises should aim to conduct excellent service encounters right from the start.

  7. Customer satisfaction: The role of transparency

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    Eskildsen, Jacob Kjær; Kristensen, Kai

    2007-01-01

    & Westlund, 2003) as well as the structure of the framework (Eskildsen et al., 2004). We know however very little about how the structure of the individual markets with respect to, for instance, how the transparency of products and services affects customer satisfaction. The aim of this article is to analyze...... the effect of the transparency of products and services on customer satisfaction with respect to Danish mobile phone companies, banks and supermarkets from 2004 based on the authors' experiences from the various analyses conducted within the EPSI rating initiative....

  8. The Relationship Between SERVQUAL, National Customer Satisfaction Indices, and Consumer Sentiment

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    Kristensen, Kai; Eskildsen, Jacob Kjær

    2012-01-01

    with consumer sentiment measures. The data for this study come from the Danish Customer Satisfaction Index 2007. Here approximately 1700 customers evaluated their preferred bank. The questionnaire consists of two parts: the basic EPSI statement, as well as 15 statements covering the five dimensions from......The focus of this study is to integrate SERVQUAL with a national customer satisfaction index, in this context, the Extended Performance Satisfaction Index Rating framework (EPSI Rating), the European counterpart to the American Customer Satisfaction Index, and to explore the possible relationship...

  9. Measuring customer satisfaction using SERQUAL survey

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    Ardeshir Tajzadeh Namin

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available The focus of this research is on assessing the quality of services of Tehran’s Saman bank and the available gap between customer’s expectation and perception. Also the relationship between customer’s satisfaction and each dimension of service quality (ie: reliability, tangibility, responsiveness, assurance and empathy and ranking them accordingly, is investigated. The statistical population of this research is consisted of Tehran’s Saman bank customers. The research methods of this study are descriptive-survey as well as correlation. The statistical approaches of this study are correlation, t-student as well as Friedman tests. The results from a sample of 276, shows the service quality dimensions affect customers' perception based on SERQUAL. In addition, there are significant relationship between customers' perception and their satisfaction of the offered services. However, there are negative gaps between customers' perception and their level of expectation.

  10. Customer satisfaction with the quality of the logistic services

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    Małgorzata Lisińska-Kuśnierz; Teresa Gajewska

    2014-01-01

    Background: Logistics services are evaluated mainly by measuring customer satisfaction. Measurement of the customer satisfaction provides the information about how organizations operate as well as how to effectively satisfy customer needs. The aim of this paper is to propose an evaluation model of the customer satisfaction of the quality of the logistic services provided. The research in this paper was focused on the evaluation of the level of customer satisfaction in the context of logistics...

  11. Improving Customer Satisfaction at Oy Poppamies

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    Raivio, Hannamari

    2013-01-01

    This customer satisfaction survey was done for the Oy Poppamies. The main goal was to find out how satisfied the customers are and which functions of the company operations are working well and which need improvement. In the survey there were five researched topics: background of the respondents, familiarity of the company, online store, retailers’ services and product selection and the products of the company. The research included extensively all the main operation functions. Objective of t...

  12. Analysis and evaluation of measuring customer satisfaction

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    BURDOVÁ, Monika

    2012-01-01

    The main aim of this diploma thesis is based on the analysis of services provided by the newly renovated hotel, which is located in the center of the small town Jaroměřice nad Rokytnou and analysis of the customer satisfaction with these hotel services provided.

  13. A customer satisfaction model for a utility service industry

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    Jamil, Jastini Mohd; Nawawi, Mohd Kamal Mohd; Ramli, Razamin

    2016-08-01

    This paper explores the effect of Image, Customer Expectation, Perceived Quality and Perceived Value on Customer Satisfaction, and to investigate the effect of Image and Customer Satisfaction on Customer Loyalty of mobile phone provider in Malaysia. The result of this research is based on data gathered online from international students in one of the public university in Malaysia. Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling (PLS-SEM) has been used to analyze the data that have been collected from the international students' perceptions. The results found that Image and Perceived Quality have significant impact on Customer Satisfaction. Image and Customer Satisfaction ware also found to have significantly related to Customer Loyalty. However, no significant impact has been found between Customer Expectation with Customer Satisfaction, Perceived Value with Customer Satisfaction, and Customer Expectation with Perceived Value. We hope that the findings may assist the mobile phone provider in production and promotion of their services.

  14. CUSTOMER SATISFACTION AND LOYALTY THEIR ANALYSIS

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    ROMANESCU MARCEL LAURENTIU

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Any company should carry out at the same time certain activities with a view to attract customers and retention, investing various resources, depending on the level of development of the company, of the product/service and of the market. This article refers to the analysis strategies implemented by the managers with a view to attract new customers, but also for the maintenance of the existing, more exactly maintaining those customers who are included in the portfolio company. Conclusion resulting from this material makes a demarcation between the two strategies customer-facing and implemented by company managers, more exactly which is the most important strategy for developing their own business. This Article plays a model for the assessment of customer satisfaction, which is applicable within the framework of a company who wishes to be successful on the market action and be competitive.

  15. Firm downsizing and satisfaction among United States and European customers

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    Lewin, Jeffrey E.; Biemans, Wim; Ulaga, Wolfgang

    2010-01-01

    This study examines the impact that downsizing of suppliers' sales and support personnel has on business customers' satisfaction. The study investigates what influence cultural differences may have on business customers' evaluations of satisfaction with and loyalty toward downsized suppliers. Survey

  16. Customer Satisfaction and Customer Loyalty as Predictors of Future Business Potential

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    Eskildsen, Jacob Kjær; Kristensen, Kai

    2007-01-01

    This paper analyzes the relationship between customer satisfaction, customer loyalty and the future business potential of existing customers. The data for the analysis comes from the Danish Customer Satisfaction Index 2006. Here a total of app. 2000 private customers evaluated their preferred pro......This paper analyzes the relationship between customer satisfaction, customer loyalty and the future business potential of existing customers. The data for the analysis comes from the Danish Customer Satisfaction Index 2006. Here a total of app. 2000 private customers evaluated their...

  17. STUDY REGARDING THE CUSTOMERS SATISFACTION DEGREE

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    Palade Alexandru Constantin

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available The main objective of the study is to establish the satisfaction degree of the heavy commercial vehicles market customers. This scientifical endeavour is justified by the major importance given by the producers and distributors of such vehicles to the beneficiaries’ satisfaction, a hich importance factor in the product development, customer relations inprovement and market share growth. After the 2008-2009 financial crisis, when the Romanian heavy commercial vehicles market collapsed, the growth trend was linear and moderat, but the market structure changed significantly. Having on one hand high technological costs, generated by the European legislation on pllution reduction and road safety and, on the other hand, the beneficiaries’ price pressure, the top producers from the deveoped countries focused on the optimization of the cutomers’ satisfaction degree and the development of their loyalty towards the brand. In order to achieve this, there has been developed a selective qualitative research, in the form of a questionnaire, among the most important customers of MHS Truck & Bus SRL – the importer of MAN trucks in Romania. The questions were directed towards obtaining informations regarding the customers’ product perception, identifying the main acquisition motivations and finding the main issues in successfully implementing the main politics of the relational maketing. The obtained results generally showed a good satisfaction result, the main complaints regarding subjects indirectly linked to the distribution, like service performance or road assistance.

  18. Customer Satisfaction In Long-Term Industrial Relationships

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    Leminaho, M M

    1999-01-01

    This article provocates the discussion around customer satisfaction. Traditionally, it has been recognized as customer's dissatisfaction or an experience of a specified matter. In industrial relationships process nature and relationship development play a role in understanding the concept of customer satisfaction. This article tries to reflect the concept of satisfaction with industrial relationships.

  19. Impact of Technical Support on Customer Satisfaction

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    Natasa Gajic

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Technical support through co-creation of value in automotive paint processes and activities is essential to the success of paint manufacturing companies. This study aimed to explore the impact of technical support on customer satisfaction through value-in-use in the automotive paint market. A quantitative questionnaire survey involving a convenience sample of 169 respondents was used for data collection. The questionnaire design bore on the SERVPERF instrument with embedded value-in-use attributes. The data were analyzed by using SPSS 21 statistical methods exploratory factor analysis (EFA and multiple regression analysis (MRA. The findings of this study revealed that the key value-in-use attributes were relationship quality (trust, knowledge required for providing help in getting maximum product benefits, sharing of knowledge, and a range of product and service offerings that satisfy customer needs. Trust had the greatest impact on customer satisfaction. The results also revealed that service quality dimension assurance exerted the greatest positive impact on customer satisfaction.

  20. The Future of Organic Retailing Stores: A Customer Satisfaction Survey

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    Lüth, Dr. Maren; Spiller, Prof. Dr. Achim; Lülfs, M. Sc. Frederike

    2006-01-01

    This study analyses the impact of customer satisfaction on economic success considering as an example the organic food retail trade. In addition, the influence of customer satisfaction on customer loyalty is examined. The study is based on 885 customer interviews and an analysis of management ratios of 11 organic food shops. The results show that customer satisfaction is a relevant key to economic success. Regression analysis results show, that some 45 % of sales per m² can be explained by th...

  1. A customer satisfaction survey at IKEA Espoo Staff Restaurant

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    Adhikari, Debendra

    2014-01-01

    Customer satisfaction has been studied by many researchers as it is essential to measure whether customers are truly satisfied or not. Businesses seek to understand the level of customer satisfaction in their organizations in order to take steps to improve their quality of service. Therefore, customers are treated as essential to the success and survival of any kind of business venture. The satisfied customer helps to increase the reputation and sales volumes of the business. The satisfaction...

  2. CUSTOMER SATISFACTION MEASUREMENT TOWARDS IDEA CELLULAR

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    Yousef Mehdipour

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Measuring customer satisfaction provides an indication of how successful the organization is at providing products and/or services to the marketplace. Customer satisfaction is a collective outcome of perception, evaluation, and psychological reactions to the consumption experience with a product or service. This researcharticle investigated the attitude of Idea cellular customers to Idea services. All the customers of Idea cellular in Hyderabad city (Andhra Pradesh constituted the population. The sample of the study is 2000 customers that randomly selected. A questionnaire was developed and validated through pilot testing and administered to thesample for the collection of data. The researcher personally visited respondents, thus 100% data were collected.The collected data were tabulated and analyzed by SPSS. Results showed that majority of the respondents of Idea prefer post-paid service than to pre paid and largest segment of respondents are of idea then comes Cell one, Airtel and Vodafone. this study showed that most of the respondents need improvement in service. Majority of respondents gave an excellent rate for “Idea Cellular” services.

  3. Measurement of satisfaction customers with fast Food services Mensuração da satisfação de clientes com serviços de Fast Food

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    Daiane Lindner Radons; Carolina Cunha Torres; Paulo Sérgio Ceretta

    2013-01-01

    Customer satisfaction has become one of the most relevant aspects for companies due to the increase consumer requirements who passed to enjoy a growing range of products and services. In this context, several studies were conducted to create and refine models, like the Swedish Customer Satisfaction Index, American Customer Satisfaction Index and European Customer Satisfaction Index, to identify the customer satisfaction level. This article aims to measure the customer satisfaction level with ...

  4. Customer satisfaction survey: Tiger Muay Thai

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    Jaatinen, Veera

    2015-01-01

    The fitness industry is blooming, and people are keen on healthy lifestyles. Training centers attract more and more people nowadays. Tourists travel to Phuket, Thailand for training camps lasting several weeks. A well-known training center, Tiger Muay Thai, offers a wide range of fitness classes and working out premises and in addition accommodation, recreational activities, and food services. The goals of this study are to find out the level of customer satisfaction towards the services o...

  5. Internet Banking and Customer Satisfaction in Pakistan

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    Raza, Syed Ali; Syed Tehseen JAWAID; Hassan, Ayesha

    2013-01-01

    This study determines the effects of service quality dimensions on customer satisfaction in Pakistan by using SERVQUAL model. A survey research questionnaire of 30 items has been adopted and collects the data of 400 respondents from the users of internet banking of different bank located in Karachi city of Pakistan. Reliability analysis shows that all dimensions are reliable. Results of factor analysis confirm the grouping of adopted questioner. At last, regression analysis indicates signifi...

  6. Quality and customer satisfaction: A case study in Brazil

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    Barcellos, Paulo Fernando Pinto

    The dissertation deals with the case of CEEE-Companhia Estadual de Energia Eletrica, an electric power utility located in Rio Grande do Sul, the southernmost state of Brazil. Customer satisfaction with the services provided by CEEE is investigated within three groups of consumers: residential, commercial, and industrial. The purpose of the dissertation is to find answers to the following research questions: (1) What is service quality in public utilities, and particularly in an electric power company? (2) What service quality dimensions do customers want to be provided and favor the most? (3) How does the market measure service quality? (4) What should be done by companies, and particularly by an electric utility monopoly, to increase the performance of the rendered service? (5) How does this impact customer satisfaction, retention, and intention to recommend? and (6) How do we start a company-wide quality program provided that the resources are scarce and therefore priorities should be set forth? To investigate the posed questions, the study begins with an exploratory survey of CEEE's Board. The survey is followed by qualitative research of the three customer groups. After qualitative analysis of the data is concluded, questionnaires for the quantitative research, as well as hypothetical models, are developed. Dillman's "Total Design Method" is used to design the questionnaires. The basic ACSI (American Customer Satisfaction Model) is used to approach customer satisfaction. Data are processed by PLS (Partial Least Squares) which follows the procedure developed at the National Quality Research Center of the University of Michigan Business School. In summary, commercial customers are the most dissatisfied with the services provided by CEEE, while residential customers are the most satisfied. To improve quality, priority should be placed on commercial customers and include efforts to improve productivity gains throughout the company. Also, CEEE's image should be

  7. Customer Familiarity and its Effects on Satisfaction and Dissatisfaction

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    Söderlund, Magnus; Gunnarsson, Jonas

    2000-01-01

    The main finding in this paper is that customer familiarity (i.e. the number of product-related experiences accumulated by the customer) affects customer satisfaction in an asymmetric way. Data from customers in the airline industry suggest that it is more difficult to obtain a high level of satisfaction among high familiarity customers compared to low familiarity customers, given a high performance level. On the other hand, given a low performance level, high familiarity and low familiarity ...

  8. Hierarchical Bayes Modeling of the Customer Satisfaction Index

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    Nobuhiko Terui; Shohei Hasegawa; Taemyung Chun; Kosuke Ogawa

    2011-01-01

    Customer Satisfaction Index has been developed in many countries including North America, Europe and Asia last decades, which are based on Americal Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) by the University of Michigan, where the latent factor "Customer Satisfaction" related to the customer loyalty is estimated by a covariance structural model with six factors generated from 17 question items and PLS method. They apply the identical structural model to all companies in order to measure the national...

  9. MedlinePlus: The ForeSee Customer Satisfaction Survey

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    ... https://medlineplus.gov/survey/foreseesurvey.html The ForeSee Customer Satisfaction Survey To use the sharing features on this ... and MedlinePlus en español. NLM uses the ForeSee Customer Satisfaction Survey to measure online user satisfaction. The survey ...

  10. Perspectives of Small Retailers in the Organic Market: Customer Satisfaction and Customer Enthusiasm

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    Bolten, Jan; Kennerknecht, Raphael; SPILLER, Achim

    2006-01-01

    Abstract. In this paper we discuss the impact of customer satisfaction and enthusiasm on the performance of small retailers in the organic food market. The analysis of customer satisfaction and shop data confirm essential economic effects. The study is based on 948 customer interviews and an analysis of management ratios of 12 organic food shops in Germany. The results show that customer satisfaction is a relevant key to sales performance. Regression analysis reveals that overall customer sat...

  11. Improving Customer Satisfaction and Customer Service Levels : Case: Nakumatt Mega City Supermarket

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    Onyango, Shalotte Salmi

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this thesis was to analyze the current customer satisfaction and service levels of the Nakumatt mega city Supermarket through an efficient customer satisfaction survey. It is important for a company to work towards satisfying customers’ needs and expectations in order to flourish. The main objective of the study was to discover solutions to improve customer satisfaction and to increase the level of Nakumatt customer services in order to retain and attract new customers. Ano...

  12. EVALUATING CUSTOMER-PERCEIVED SERVICE QUALITY AND CUSTOMER SATISFACTION IN THE NIGERIAN BANKING INDUSTRY

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    Dr. Moguluwa Shed Chinwuba; Ode Egene

    2013-01-01

    Keeping in view the significance of customer perceived quality in todays competitive banking environment, the study was designed to evaluate customer-perceived service quality and customer satisfaction in the Nigerian banking industry. This research focused on the measurement of customer satisfaction through delivery of service quality in the banking sector in Nigeria. A quantitative research was used to study the relationship between service quality dimensions and customer satisfaction. Find...

  13. Customer Satisfaction in Farmer-to-consumer Direct Marketing

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    Lulfs-Baden, Frederike; SPILLER, Achim; Zuhlsdorf, Anke; Mellin, Matthias

    2008-01-01

    The importance of direct marketing for high quality farm products has increased during the past few years. This paper analyzes the impact of customer satisfaction and its driving forces for farmer-to-consumer direct marketing and is based on a customer survey among 1,537 customers in 33 organic and conventional on-farm stores in Germany. The results emphasize the role of store atmosphere, customer service and product quality as the main factors which influence customer satisfaction.

  14. Information Technology and Communications Services (ITACS) Customer Satisfaction Survey Summary

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    2004-01-01

    2004 ITACS Customer Satisfaction Survey Report The IT Strategic Plan, The Information Revolution: Planning for Institutional Change, proposed a number of recommendations to improve management, customer responsiveness, and accountability for the IT arena at NPS. A periodic customer satisfaction survey was included as one of those recommendations.

  15. Improving customer satisfaction in Sinooperi Homestore Pori

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    Määttä, Rea

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this thesis was to find out the satisfaction level of the customers of Sinooperi Homestore Pori and the possible areas, which needs improvement. Sinooperi Homestore Pori is part of S. Hobby Oy, which was established in 1980 in Helsinki. Sinooperi Homestore Pori was established in 2008 after S. Hobby Oy bought Masku Koti´s stores in Pori, Lahti and Turku. The Store in Pori has crafting and decorating products in their selection. The theoretical part of my thesis includes subj...

  16. Monitoring Customer Satisfaction in Service Industry: A Cluster Analysis Approach

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    Matúš Horváth

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available One of the key performance indicators of quality management system of an organization is customer satisfaction. The process of monitoring customer satisfaction is therefore an important part of the measuring processes of the quality management system. This paper deals with new ways how to analyse and monitor customer satisfaction using the analysis of data containing how the customers use the organisation services and customer leaving rates. The article used cluster analysis in this process for segmentation of customers with the aim to increase the accuracy of the results and on these results based decisions. The aplication example was created as a part of bachelor thesis.

  17. Monitoring Customer Satisfaction in Service Industry: A Cluster Analysis Approach

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    Matúš Horváth

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available One of the key performance indicators of quality management system of an organization is customer satisfaction. The process of monitoring customer satisfaction is therefore an important part of the measuring processes of the quality management system. This paper deals with new ways how to analyse and monitor customer satisfaction using the analysis of data containing how the customers use the organisation services and customer leaving rates. The article used cluster analysis in this process for segmentation of customers with the aim to increase the accuracy of the results and on these results based decisions. The aplication example was created as a part of bachelor thesis.

  18. USCIS E-Verify Customer Satisfaction Survey, January 2013

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    Department of Homeland Security — This report focuses on the customer satisfaction of companies currently enrolled in the E-Verify program. Satisfaction with E-Verify remains high and follows up a...

  19. E-Customer Satisfaction in the E-Tailing Industry: An Empirical Survey for Turkish E-Customers

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    Suleyman Barutcu

    2010-01-01

    The main objective of this study is to provide theoretical and empirical frameworks for determining drivers of e-customer satisfaction from e-tailers and highlight what is needed to increase e-customer satisfaction level in Turkey. First, literature was reviewed about customer satisfaction to verify the drivers of e-customer satisfaction. Second, an empirical study was conducted to determine the drivers of e-customer satisfaction and measure e-customer satisfaction level from e-stores. In con...

  20. THE ROLE OF CUSTOMER SATISFACTION IN THE QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS: A CROSSCULTURAL STUDY

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    Andrzej Kobylanski; Bozena Pawlowska; Anna Strychalska-Rudzewicz

    2011-01-01

    This paper aims at presenting the concept of customer satisfaction in the context of activities focused on quality management in the food industry enterprises in Poland and in the USA. The studies were conducted in food industry enterprises that possessed quality systems, certified according to ISO 9001:2000 standard. Author-investigated assessment of enterprises’ activities in the area of customer satisfaction management indicate that American and Polish companies have similar perceptions ...

  1. Proposal of the Improvement of Customer Satisfaction Standard

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    Lusková, Michaela

    2010-01-01

    This thesis was a research and analysis of the levels of different customer satisfaction standards in the family construction company. The analysis involved conducting internal and external environment assessments of the company. The data collected on customer satisfaction from clients was carried out by using a qualitative questionnaire method. This study provided the host family construction company with recommendations on how to develop the customer satisfaction standards, which in turn wi...

  2. QUALITY AND CUSTOMER SATISFACTION: RELATIONSHIPS AND DYNAMICS. A CASE STUDY

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    Cecilia SILVESTRI

    2014-01-01

    Customer satisfaction is central to strategic management oriented to quality. The quality of products/services generates, in fact, the customer satisfaction. The aim of the research is to demonstrate the existence of a linear dependence between quality and customer satisfaction. The survey tool is the questionnaire and the analysis of the data was used: (1) factor analysis (with the aim of reducing the numerosity of variables without losing their significance), (2) multiple linear regression ...

  3. Study on Customer Satisfaction with Facilities Management Services in Lithuania

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    Lepkova, Natalija; Žūkaitė-Jefimovienė, Giedrė

    2012-12-01

    The article introduces the concept and content of facilities management (FM) services. The paper presents the concept of customer satisfaction and discusses the key factors which influence the opinions of customers and their satisfaction or dissatisfaction with the services provided. The article presents two studies: a brief survey of several FM service providers and a survey of customer satisfaction with FM services in Lithuania. The conclusions are given at the end of the article.

  4. Practice and Enlightenment of American Customer Satisfaction Index in Government Sector%美国顾客满意度指数在政府部门的实践与启示

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    郭政; 陈征洪

    2015-01-01

    本文介绍了美国顾客满意度指数的理论模型及其在政府部门和公共组织中的运用实践.本文对衡量和评价我国政府服务质量提供了有益的指导和借鉴,也有助于更好地促进政府公众满意度的改善.%This article describes the theoretical model of American Customer Satisfaction Index(ACSI)and its application in practice of the government departments and public organizations, not only providing a useful guide and reference for the measurement and evaluation of service quality of the Chinese government, but also helping the government to improve public satisfaction.

  5. Relationship Marketing and Customer Satisfaction: A Conceptual Perspective

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    Deborah O. Aka

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available This article examined the existing body of literature on transaction and relationship marketing. The specific objectives were to develop a conceptual framework to establish the relationship between relationship marketing and customer satisfaction and to examine the components of relationship marketing on the present ever dynamic world of business. The study identified relationship marketing variables and their impact on customer satisfaction. The framework aims to provide insights into the studies on relationship marketing factors such as trust, commitment, communication, and service quality influence on customer satisfaction. The model provided a basis for empirical studies on the factors of relationship marketing and outcomes of customer satisfaction in developing nations. The study recommends that relationship marketing dimensions such as building customer’s trust, commitment to customers, communication and service quality should be properly managed and maintained by service providers in Nigeria. This helps in building customer satisfaction and in the long-run customer loyalty.

  6. The Expert System Designed To Improve Customer Satisfaction

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    P.Isakki alias Devi; S.P. Rajagopalan

    2011-01-01

    Customer Relationship Management becomes a leading business strategy in highly competitive business environment. It aims to enhance the performance of the businesses by improving the customer satisfaction and loyalty. The objective of this paper is to improve customer satisfaction on product's colors and design with the help of the expert system developed by using Artificial Neural Networks. The expert system's role is to capture the knowledge of the experts and the data from the customer req...

  7. Advertising Message and Customer Satisfaction : A Case of LIDL Sweden

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    Iftikhar, Ahmed; Yusi, Zhao

    2008-01-01

    Title: Advertising message and Customer Satisfaction A case of Lidl Sweden Problem: “Are the customers satisfied when they compare marketing message with services provided by Lidl grocery store?” Purpose: We aim to analyze the satisfaction level of customers at Lidl store and how effective messages delivered in the advertisement. Method: We used a primary research through the interviews of the managers in Lidl, and a survey questionnaire by the customers. We also used the secondary data from ...

  8. Management's role in customer satisfaction. Case company X

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    Parviainen, Nelli

    2016-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to identify the aspects affecting customer satisfaction and to find out how the management can improve customer service. The purpose was to give guidelines to the case company of how to improve customer service and thus gain competitive advantage over competitors. The data to this study was gathered from various online sources and literature. The core theories and concepts were CRM, creating customer satisfaction, managing employees and complaint handling pro...

  9. Analytical research for Safaricom Limited company : A customer Satisfaction survey

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    Maina, Janet

    2010-01-01

    The objective of this research was to measure and assess the level of customer satisfaction for Safaricom, to reveal problems that customers have come across and seek ways to improve products and services for this telecommunications company. The theoretical framework focuses on customer satisfaction, customer loyalty and the gap service quality model by Zeithaml and the total perceived quality model by Grönroos. The survey was conducted using questionnaires that were sent online and others gi...

  10. CUSTOMER SATISFACTION IN TERMS OF COMPANY IMAGE, CONSULTANCY & CUSTOMER SERVICE: A CASE OF JINDAL INDUSTRIES

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    Dalbir Singh; M. R. P. Singh

    2015-01-01

    Customer satisfaction is key to business success. There is a great deal of information being published today and discussed on the topic customer service and customer satisfaction. Proponents of these topics or approaches to conducting business tend to emphasize the importance of conforming to specifications, keeping processes in control, meeting requirements, giving customers what they want and handling complaints effectively. It is a simple truth. Satisfied customers do more business with yo...

  11. Relationships among Service Quality, Customer Satisfaction and Customer Perceived Value: Evidence from Iran's Software Industry

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    Seyed Mostafa Razavi; Hossein Safari; Hessam Shafie; Kobra khoram

    2012-01-01

    This study sets out to investigate the relationships service quality, customer perceived value and customer satisfaction in six large software companies of Iran. To this end, after reviewing the related literature, the effective factors in the service quality, customer perceived value and customer satisfaction were identified. Then, questionnaires were distributed among the customers of the companies. Next, Factor Analysis and Structural Equation Modelling were used to find the relationships;...

  12. Effect of gender and call duration on customer satisfaction in call center big data

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    Quim Llimona; Jordi Luque; Xabier Anguera; Zoraida Hidalgo; Souneil Park; Nuria Oliver

    2015-01-01

    Customer center call data is typically collected by organizations and corporations in order to improve customer experience through the analysis of such call data. In this paper, we report our findings when analysing more than 26 thousand calls to the call centers of a large corporation in a Latin American country. We focus on the impact of gender and call duration on selfreported customer satisfaction. Speech-based gender detection technology is employed to automatically detect the gender...

  13. Customer satisfaction with the quality of the logistic services

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    Małgorzata Lisińska-Kuśnierz

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Background: Logistics services are evaluated mainly by measuring customer satisfaction. Measurement of the customer satisfaction provides the information about how organizations operate as well as how to effectively satisfy customer needs. The aim of this paper is to propose an evaluation model of the customer satisfaction of the quality of the logistic services provided. The research in this paper was focused on the evaluation of the level of customer satisfaction in the context of logistics service as well as on the analysis of importance of ten logistic services attributes influencing customer satisfaction. Methods: The research was conducted on the basis of the questionnaire designed for purchasers of logistic services. The subjects of the research were companies which are using refrigerated transport. Results: To define relation between level of customer satisfaction in the context of logistic service and logistic service attributes impacting this satisfaction Pearson's correlation method was used. In turn the model to evaluate the customer satisfaction in the context of logistic services in scope of refrigerated transport was built using multiple regression and stepwise regression methods.

  14. Influence of Price and Quality to Customer Satisfaction: Neuromarketing Approach

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    Aurimas Dapkevičius; Borisas Melnikas

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to analyze literature and find out empirical evidence on product price and quality influence on customer satisfaction through neuromarketing approach. Customers’ satisfaction on their purchase is a significant factor that leads business to success. In recent times, customer satisfaction has gained new attention within the context of the paradigm shift from transactional marketing to relationship marketing. Even it is agreed in the literature that price and quali...

  15. National customer satisfaction indices: The impact of market structure

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    Eskildsen, Jacob Kjær; Kristensen, Kai

    The popularity of customer satisfaction measurements has grown considerably over the last few years but we know very little about how the structure of the individual markets with respect to the transparency of products and services as well as consumer preferences affects customer satisfaction. Here...... a total of 14540 customers have evaluated their preferred supplier with respect to banking, property insurance, supermarkets and mobile telecom. The analysis shows that market structure has a profound effect on customer satisfaction measurements and that this effect differs from industry to industry...

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    ... AFFAIRS Proposed Information Collection (NCA Customer Satisfaction Surveys (Headstone/Marker) Activity... solicits comments on the burden estimates relating to customer satisfaction surveys involving the National... information technology. Title: Generic Clearance for NCA, and IG Customer Satisfaction Surveys. OMB...

  17. A Study to Investigate the Effect of Customer Value on Customer Satisfaction, Brand Loyalty and Customer Relationship Management Performance

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    Berrin Onaran,; Zeki Atil Bulut,; Alparslan Ozmen

    2013-01-01

    Beyond satisfying needs, customer value is the key to establish and maintain long run relationships. Hence, providing excellent customer value as a driving force of customer relationships management performance plays a key role in gaining sustainable competitive advantage. The aim of this research is to investigate the relationships among dimensions of customer value, customer satisfaction, brand loyalty and customer relationship management performance. Data obtained from customers of thermal...

  18. Consumer satisfaction after relaunch of customer-loyalty program

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    Hrubešová, Aneta

    2009-01-01

    The main goal of this diploma thesis is to analyse the customer satisfaction with the loyalty program Active beauty and to propose some improvement suggestions. The theoretical part is focused on the issue of the customer care, customer satisfaction and loyalty. In the following part is described the situation in the retail market and chemist's market in the Czech Republic. Subsequently is introduced the loyalty program Active beauty and evaluated results of the research.

  19. Critical Factors of Customer Satisfaction in Ethiopian Service Sector

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    Rajasekhara Mouly Potluri; V.S. Mangnale

    2011-01-01

    The principal objective of this research is to explore Ethiopian service sector customer satisfaction levels. This research paper reviewed the pertinent literature on services marketing as well customer satisfaction. Then, through structured questionnaire and in-depth personal interviews with 600 Ethiopian telecom, banking and insurance, civil aviation and tourism, and health services customers of both the sexes (300 male and 300 female) in the Addis Ababa region collected the opinions on ser...

  20. Cultural Effects On Customer Satisfaction With Service Encounters

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    Shirley A. Hopkins; Winter Nie; Willie E. Hopkins

    2011-01-01

    The conceptual model presented in this paper illustrates the relationship that we propose exist between several aspects of culture and customer satisfaction with a service encounter. Specifically, the model proposes that (1) the effectiveness of the service script used during a service encounter is directly related to customer satisfaction with the encounter, (2) cultural differences between the customer and the service employee have an impact on the effectiveness of the service script, and (...

  1. Factors Affecting Customer Satisfaction in Mobile Telecommunication Industry in Bangladesh

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    Md. Rahman

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Identification of factors responsible for customer satisfaction is a key concern of marketing scholars and marketers in now a days and it will remain in the future. There is considerable evidence that quality factors affecting customer satisfaction in numerous ways. However, this empirical study is initiated to find out what particular factors responsible for customer satisfaction in the mobile tel- ecommunication industry in Bangladesh. 282 samples have been collected through structured questionnaire; study reveals that service innovativeness, service reli- ability, service competitiveness and service consistency have significant influence on making customer satisfied and the operator’s network/signal coverage, pricing, offering, fulfillment of customer demand, value added service, brand value and op - erators contribution for society have insignificant influences on making customer satisfied at five percent level of significant at multiple regression analysis. On the basis of these findings; study concludes that in promoting customer satisfaction mobile service providers should be concerned for factors responsible for insignifi- cant influence on customer satisfaction and care of those factors have significant influence on promoting customer satisfaction in telecommunication industry in Bangladesh.

  2. Determinants of Customer Satisfaction of Banking Industry in Bangladesh

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    Mohammed Belal Uddin

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available This study aims to investigate, through the development and operationalized constructs of service quality, service charge, perceived value, and customer satisfaction; customersatisfaction and its determinants of the banking industry in Bangladesh. An exploratory factor analysis and structural equation modeling was used to analyze data. Measurement model and structural model indicate that service quality and fair service charge both havepositive direct impact on customer satisfaction in a mass service industry (i.e., banking industry. It was further observed that they also have indirect influence on customer satisfaction through perceive value, i.e. perceived value has mediating role betweenquality, charge fairness and satisfaction. Bank managers are recommended to formulate operations and marketing strategies that focus on desires of customers to enhance level of satisfaction.

  3. Exploring Two Main Perspectives towards Customer Satisfaction in hotel industry: Managers and Customers

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    Pardis Mohajerani

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available One of the most substantial factors for Tourism Industry is Hotel Industry while it could provide the necessary substructures for Tourism. Growth in Hotel industry will lead to the growth in Tourism industry. Considering a major growth in Hotel industry in recent years in Iran, in this research, numerous objectives had been pursued. The first purpose of this study is to explore four different factors of salary, age, gender, and marital status between customers. The second goal is to study customer satisfaction from two main perspectives of customers and hotel managers and explaining whether there is a significant difference in customers and hotel managers perceptions of customer satisfaction or not and what role customer satisfaction factors such as perceived quality, perceived value, image and customer’s expectations have in making these differences. Finally, the third objective is to find out whether there is a significant difference between male satisfaction and female satisfaction or not.

  4. A Cross Industry Comparison of Customer Satisfaction: Do More Alternatives Mean More Satisfaction?

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    Sulaiman Olanrewaju Adebayo; Tosin Tunrayo Olonisakin

    2014-01-01

    Customer satisfaction and the commitment of a customer to remain with an organisation may not always be as a result of a positive correlation between these two phenomena. Customers may remain with an organisation depending on the alternatives they have of obtaining the same or similar service elsewhere. This study examined customer satisfaction with three service industries in Nigeria that can be considered as oligopolists (banks, GSM and PHCN). Data were generated from a convenience sample o...

  5. The effects of interactive marketing, customer satisfaction and flashes on customer loyalty

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    Tanveer ASLAM

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available This study explores impact of interactive marketing impact on consumer satisfaction and loyalty. So for no specific research has been conducted to identify the process of customer loyalty in banking sector in this perspective. Customer loyalty has great importance and agonizes among connoisseur, academician and professionals in ample industries. Interactive marketing combination of relationship marketing and service marketing. This study generally focused on following dimensions commitment, trust, familiarity, quality of employees, service quality and service personalization efforts as key predictor of customer satisfaction and loyalty. Data was collected by using by pretested questionnaire through personal interviews. A representative sample of one hundred and sixty consumers was selected by using convenience sampling technique. Interactive marketing has positive significant influence customer satisfaction and customer loyalty. The customer satisfaction fully mediates the relationship between interactive marketing and customer loyalty.

  6. Internet Banking Customer Satisfaction and Online Service Attributes

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    Hernan E. Riquelme; Khalid A. Mekkaoui; Rosa E. Rios

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of the study was to (a) identify which customer service and online attributes predict overall satisfaction, (b) to determine if satisfied customers use more online banking features than less satisfied customers and (c) to ide ntify characteristics of less satisfied customers. The sample was drawn from one of the main banks in Kuwait, the Middle East. Multiple regression and discriminant analyses were used to analyze the data. The findings suggest t...

  7. TOOLS OF QUALITY IMPROVEMENT – MEASURING CUSTOMER SATISFACTION

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    Catalina Soriana Sitnikov

    2009-01-01

    Nowadays, quality is often divided into service quality and product quality. The dimensions of quality of service are quite different from the quality of product due to the main difference between services and products (service intangibility and the customer who can use it only once). Customer satisfaction is one of the topics related with the quality due to the main measurement of quality is customer service. The main question about quality service is what the customer expects to get from th...

  8. Revitalization of Service Quality to Gain Customer Satisfaction and Loyalty

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    Sher Akbar; Ahmad Puad Mat Som; Fazli Wadood; Naser Jamil Alzaidiyeen

    2010-01-01

    This study examines the relationships between hotel service quality failure, customer perceived value, revitalization of service quality, customer satisfaction and loyalty in the hotel industry. A quantitative technique was used to collect data in this study. A number of findings were gathered through the survey of 105 hotel guests in Penang, Malaysia. The findings indicate that hotel revitalization of service quality had positive effects on customer loyalty, while perceived value and custome...

  9. The Antecedents of Store Image and Customer Satisfaction

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    Banu Kulter Demirgunes

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Definition of store image is argued to be useful if it predicts phenomena such as satisfaction, loyalty, customer retention and other attitudinal and behavioral outcomes. Previous researches show that customers are affected by the store attributes and consider them to assess perceived benefits and attitudes. One of the biggest challenges for companies is to build a positive image. Knowing the alternatives which could be used to form a positive image is an important issue. A positive image which is created in the customer’s mind about store is seen to have a strong and positive influence on satisfaction. A satisfied customer is likely to be loyal to the store. Therefore, image and customer satisfaction gain importance in the stores which aim to survive. This study focuses on store image, customer satisfaction and the relationship between them. The study primarily explains these two concepts, and then provides a literature review on the researches related with them. The study presents researches in which store image and customer satisfaction are separately discussed, thus it also shows other variables which can be influential on these concepts. Implications for both store image theory and practices are discussed. The literature review reveals that store image plays an important role in customer satisfaction.  Since most of the studies in literature are based on retail industry, in this study ‘store’ concept mostly refers to ‘retail store’.

  10. A Study to Investigate the Effect of Customer Value on Customer Satisfaction, Brand Loyalty and Customer Relationship Management Performance

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    Berrin Onaran,

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Beyond satisfying needs, customer value is the key to establish and maintain long run relationships. Hence, providing excellent customer value as a driving force of customer relationships management performance plays a key role in gaining sustainable competitive advantage. The aim of this research is to investigate the relationships among dimensions of customer value, customer satisfaction, brand loyalty and customer relationship management performance. Data obtained from customers of thermal hotels in Afyon, was analyzed by using Structural Equation Modeling (SEM. Results reveal that emotional value being the most influential dimension and social value being the least influential one, dimensions of customer value affect customer satisfaction directly by 80%. Besides, it is revealed that customer satisfaction has strong effect on customer relationship management performance and brand loyalty and considerable part of this effect is mediated by the indirect effect of customer value. Thus, we can say that dimensions of customer value has an indirect effect on customer relationship management performance and brand loyalty mediated by customer satisfaction.

  11. STRATEGIES FOR HIGHER SATISFACTION OF THE ROMANIAN BANKING CUSTOMERS

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    Danciu Victor

    2009-01-01

    A bank must identify, assesses and clearly and fully understands customers’ values and expectations if it’s target is their higher satisfaction. The banking customers are expecting to receive individual attention and support and good quality banking prod

  12. JOB SATISFACTION, SERVICE QUALITY AND THE CUSTOMER SATISFACTION IN THE IT SECTOR OF KARACHI

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    Ghayas, Muhammad Muzammil; Hussain, Javed

    2015-01-01

    This research investigates the relationship between the job satisfaction and the customer satisfaction. Data were collected from 316 employees of IT sector who works for the support contracts and their respective contact persons of the clients they work for. Hence there were 632 respondents in all. Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) was used as the statistical technique. Results indicate that all eight job satisfaction facets studied in the research have significant positive impact on Custome...

  13. Determinants of Customer Satisfaction of Banking Industry in Bangladesh

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    Mohammed Belal Uddin; Bilkis Akhter

    2012-01-01

    This study aims to investigate, through the development and operationalized constructs of service quality, service charge, perceived value, and customer satisfaction; customersatisfaction and its determinants of the banking industry in Bangladesh. An exploratory factor analysis and structural equation modeling was used to analyze data. Measurement model and structural model indicate that service quality and fair service charge both havepositive direct impact on customer satisfaction in a mass...

  14. Some Thoughts on Proposing a Customer Satisfaction Strategy in Education

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    Wang Guoqiang; Wan Jinqing; Wang Wenjun

    2015-01-01

    Reforms in today's education models require changing the concept of quality from"quality conformity" to"applicability,service mode" within the schools.The main components of education product are instruction,curriculum,and service.This paper uses schools as a case study to discuss issues of customer need and expectation,student satisfaction evaluation,and the ramifications of a customer satisfaction strategy in the education industry.

  15. Some Thoughts on Proposing a Customer Satisfaction Strategy in Education

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    Wang; Guoqiang; Wan; Jinqing; Wang; Wenjun

    2015-01-01

    Reforms in today’s education models require changing the concept of quality from "quality conformity"to "applicability,service mode" within the schools.The main components of education product are instruction,curriculum,and service.This paper uses schools as a case study to discuss issues of customer need and expectation,student satisfaction evaluation,and the ramifications of a customer satisfaction strategy in the education industry.

  16. An Empirical Study of TQM Method Practices for Customer Satisfaction and Customer Loyalty

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    Shun-Hsing Chen; Fei-Yun Chen; I-Ping Wu

    2014-01-01

    The study of total quality management (TQM) and how the security industry can impetus the processes to promote customer satisfaction and loyalty are very few. In practice, the priority of service providers should be thinking about how to develop a comprehensive TQM system, understanding customer needs, reducing frequency of service gaps to achieve customer satisfaction and loyalty. Therefore, this study mainly lies as what the service industry angle cuts into, in view of negotiable securities...

  17. Customer Satisfaction, Customer Loyalty, and Purchasing Behavior in Retail Stores: The Effects of Patience and Service

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    Hildur Benediktsdóttir 1990

    2014-01-01

    Customer loyalty and satisfaction are two of the most influential factors on stores’ profits and they are mostly based on customers feelings toward to the store. The current study tried to demonstrate the effect of customers’ patience on customer satisfaction and loyalty, as well as evaluate the effect of receiving or not receiving service in a service department on purchasing behavior. The study focused on three retail stores: an electronics store, a high-end grocery store and low-end one. T...

  18. Improving Customer Satisfaction in an R and D Environment

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    Alexander, Anita; Liou, Y. H. Andrew

    1998-01-01

    Satisfying customer needs is critical to the sustained competitive advantage of service suppliers. It is therefore important to understand the types of customer needs which, if fulfilled or exceeded, add value and contribute to overall customer satisfaction. This study identifies the needs of various research and development (R&D) customers who contract for engineering and design support services. The Quality Function Deployment (QFD) process was used to organize and translate each customer need into performance measures that, if implemented, can improve customer satisfaction. This study also provides specific performance measures that will more accurately guide the efforts of the engineering supplier. These organizations can either implement the QFD methodology presented herein or extract a few performance measures that are specific to the quality dimensions in need of improvement. Listening to 'what' customers talk about is a good first start.

  19. Applying Bayesian networks in practical customer satisfaction studies

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    Jaronski, W.; Bloemer, J.M.M.; Vanhoof, K.; Wets, G.

    2004-01-01

    This chapter presents an application of Bayesian network technology in an empirical customer satisfaction study. The findings of the study should provide insight to the importance of product/service dimensions in terms of the strength of their influence on overall (dis)satisfaction. To this end we a

  20. QUALITY OF SERVICE AND CONDITIONS OF CUSTOMER SATISFACTION MEASUREMENT

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    Renata Winkler

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available The starting point for the considerations made in the article is to compare such categories as product quality and service quality. An essential part of analysis is devoted to the relation of quality of service and satisfaction with the service. In the article discusses the grounds of designing and preparing customer satisfaction survey of services.

  1. The Relationship between Internal Satisfaction and External Satisfaction amongst Hotel Customers in Malaysia

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    Yunus, NKY

    2012-01-01

    This paper is focused on hotel customers' internal and external satisfaction. Some previous studies had only focused on the customers' external satisfaction and only a few studies had managed to link between the two variables. The study also looked into factors which may act as internal variables such as the employer-employee relationship, employee relationship as well as employee- customer relationship. As for the external variables, these may involve looking into other aspects of satisfac...

  2. Examining the Relationship between Emotions, Customer Satisfaction and Future Behavioral Intentions in Agrotourism

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    Chatzigeorgiou, Chryssoula; Christou, Evangelos; Kassianidis, Panagiotis; Sigala, Marianna

    2009-01-01

    Marketers have been working tirelessly to determine the factors that lead to customer satisfaction presuming that customer satisfaction automatically leads to repeated customers. Service quality, customer satisfaction, customer loyalty and repeat business are issues well recognized and investigated by researchers. Recent theory however suggests that service quality alone doesn’t necessarily encourage customers to repeat their choices, but rather, “complete” customer satisfaction does Thus, th...

  3. AN EMPIRICAL STUDY ON RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN CUSTOMER SATISFACTION, SERVICE QUALITY ATTRIBUTES AND CUSTOMER LOYALTY IN THE RETAIL BANKING SECTOR.

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    Karthikeyan, K.; Murali, R

    2014-01-01

    This Paper attempts to explore the Core relations exist between service quality Attributes, customer satisfaction and customer loyalty in the retail banking sector. Through Simple Random sampling with sample size of 203 retail banking customers was drawn from different banks in Chennai city, Tamilnadu. As like the hypothesis proposed, all the service quality attributes are positively related to customer satisfaction and customer satisfaction is positively related to customer l...

  4. The Image of Financial Institution as Islamic Bank In Mediation Service Quality and Customer Satisfaction on Customer Loyalty in Purwokerto.

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    Chandra Warsito

    2015-01-01

    The paper aims to determine the effect of service quality on customer satisfaction, service quality, customer satisfaction and image on customer loyalty, quality of service to the company’s image, to determine the image of financial institutions in mediating the relationship variable quality of service and customer satisfaction on customer loyalty. The samples used were 110 customers and methods of analysis used is Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) test results find no significant effect of ...

  5. Are all customers really the same? Comparing service quality and satisfaction between residential and business telecommunications customers

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    Charles Makanyeza; Darlington Mumiriki

    2016-01-01

    Orientation: The study focused on the moderating role of the type of customer on the relationship between service quality and customer satisfaction.Research purpose: The study sought to examine differences in the relationship between service quality and customer satisfaction because of the type of customer.Motivation for the study: Previous studies have not examined the relationship between service quality and customer satisfaction between residential and business customers.Research design, a...

  6. Analysis of the Variables that Affect Bookstore Customer Satisfaction

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    Elis Ratna Wulan

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Competition, which becomes more widespread, complex, and intense, drives companies to must be able to see the various opportunities that exist and to identify strategies for creating customer satisfaction. As an example of a company must be able to produce products with good quality, reasonable price, facilities, and companies are able to create a positive image in the eyes of consumers. This strategy is quite important in facing the competitive level of competition with rival firms. This research is aimed to analysis simultaneously or partially positive effect of the facilities, prices and corporate image on customer satisfaction, as well as analyzing the most dominant variable in effecting bookstore customer satisfaction. Data used in this research are primary data from Tmbookstore customer in Cianjur city, West Java Indonesia, which were collected from respondents using valid and reliable questionnaire. A total of 100 respondents were selected from Tmbookstore visitors by accidental sampling. Data were analyzed using multiple regression analysis. Results of the research indicate that product, price, location, and simultaneously affect to bookstore consumer satisfaction. Partially, only two of the three variables that affect bookstore consumer satisfaction namely price and company image. Image of the company is the most a dominant impact on bookstore customer satisfaction.

  7. Determinants Of Mobile Phone Customer Satisfaction In The Kurdistan Region

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    Nabaz T. Khayyat

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available This study examines the customer satisfaction of the telecommunications service in Kurdistan region of Iraq. The purpose is to identify the key factors that determine the customer satisfaction of the telecommunications services. A conceptual model is specified and a number of hypotheses are tested with a sample of 1,458 Kurdish mobile phone users in 2010. Discrete choice methodologyis used to test the three models for user satisfaction: Binomial logit model for overall satisfaction, and multinomial logit model for brand use and for handset preferred features. Overall the findings show that the Kurdish customers are generally satisfied with the purchased mobile telecommunication services. The findings have implications for competition in the market and the flows ofinvestment resources to the targeted market segments for potential expansion.

  8. Customer satisfaction: Cost driver or value driver? Empirical evidence from the financial services industry

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    M. Terpstra; F.H.M. Verbeeten

    2013-01-01

    We investigate the relation between customer satisfaction, customer servicing costs, and customer value in a financial services firm. We find that customer satisfaction is positively associated with future customer servicing costs, as well as with customer value. The relation between customer satisf

  9. The relationship between SERVQUAL, national customer satisfaction indices & consumer sentiment

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    Kristensen, Kai; Eskildsen, Jacob Kjær

    2008-01-01

    The focus of this study is to integrate SERVQUAL with a national customer satisfaction index in this context the EPSI Rating framework and explore the possible relationship with consumer sentiment measures. The data for this study comes from the Danish Customer Satisfaction Index 2007. Here app....... 1700 customers have evaluated their preferred bank. The questionnaire consists of two parts: the basic EPSI statement as well as 15 statements covering the 5 dimensions from SERVQUAL. Furthermore the respondents answered two questions related to consumer sentiment. The results show that both SERVQUAL...... and Consumer Sentiment will be valuable additions to the EPSI Rating framework....

  10. The Antecedents of Store Image and Customer Satisfaction

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    Banu Külter Demirgüneş

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Definition ofstore image is argued to be useful if it predicts phenomena such assatisfaction, loyalty, customer retention and other attitudinal and behavioraloutcomes. Previous researches show that customers are affected by the storeattributes and consider them to assess perceived benefits and attitudes. One ofthe biggest challenges for companies is to build a positive image. Knowing thealternatives which could be used to form a positive image is an importantissue.A positive image which iscreated in the customer’s mind about store is seen to have a strong andpositive influence on satisfaction. A satisfied customer is likely to be loyalto the store. Therefore, image and customer satisfaction gain importance in thestores which aim to survive.     This study focuses on store image, customer satisfaction and therelationship between them. The study primarily explains these two concepts, andthen provides a literature review on the researches related with them. The study presents researches in which store image andcustomer satisfaction are separately discussed, thus it also shows othervariables which can be influential on these concepts. Implications for bothstore image theory and practices are discussed. The literature review revealsthat store image plays an important role in customer satisfaction.  Sincemost of the studies in literature are based on retail industry, in this study‘store’ concept mostly refers to ‘retail store’.

  11. Internet Banking Customer Satisfaction and Online Service Attributes

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    Hernan E. Riquelme

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of the study was to (a identify which customer service and online attributes predict overall satisfaction, (b to determine if satisfied customers use more online banking features than less satisfied customers and (c to ide ntify characteristics of less satisfied customers. The sample was drawn from one of the main banks in Kuwait, the Middle East. Multiple regression and discriminant analyses were used to analyze the data. The findings suggest that satisfaction can be gen erated through improving courtesy, content, timeliness and product and services offered. The latter being the most important factor in driving internet banking satisfaction. The findings suggest that the majority of the customers in the sample are satisfi ed or very satisfied with the service and online systems attributes. The investigation does not support previous findings that more satisfied customers tend to use more product and services or that using internet banking for a longer period is associated w ith higher levels of satisfaction. It appears that companies that offer a wide product portfolio and relevant website content accompanied by prompt and courteous response create satisfaction online

  12. Integrated Management System as a base for customer satisfaction

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    In this article JSC NCCP integrated management system procedures is presented. Unique possibility to collect different Customers Voices, based on different organisation culture and approaches, to improve the technological process, design of nuclear fuel, quality control methods and instrumentation is presented. As a result of the mutual efforts we have stable and valuable decreasing of leaking FA at NPP of our Customers. And, with other hand, we have stable and valuable increasing of Customer Satisfaction Level

  13. Analyzing the Effect of Customer Equity on Satisfaction

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    Hossien Rezaei Dolat Abadi; Nastaran Kabiry; Mohammad Hossein Forghani

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of the three dimensions of customer equity (value, brand and relationship equity) on customer satisfaction, through a structural equation model. For the purposes of this study, questionnaires were distributed to a randomly selected group of 200 customers of Fast food unit of Kalleh Company that are divided into three groups included fast foods, restaurants and coffee shops in Isfahan city. A total of 185 responses were received. Of these...

  14. Customer satisfaction with retail banking services in Ghana

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    Narteh, Bedman; Kuada, John

    2014-01-01

    This article reports a study of the determinants of customer satisfaction of retail banking services in Ghana and discusses the strategic implications of the findings for the retail banks. We reviewed the extant literature to identify theoretical determinants of customer satisfaction in retail...... banking and their measurement scales. These were adapted to build a conceptual framework for the empirical investigation conducted. Data were collected using a questionnaire administered through personal interviews to 650 customers of retail banks and the results were factor analysed. We found relational......, core and tangible dimensions of service to be the major determinants of customer satisfaction in retail banking in Ghana. Technology also loaded onto the core and tangible dimensions of service quality...

  15. 78 FR 73238 - Currently Approved Information Collection: Comment Request for Customer Satisfaction and Opinion...

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    ... United States Mint Currently Approved Information Collection: Comment Request for Customer Satisfaction... United States Mint customer satisfaction and opinion surveys and focus group interviews. DATES: Written...: The United States Mint conducts surveys, focus groups, and interviews to measure customer opinion...

  16. Measuring customer satisfaction: Evidence from digital library

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    Zahra Jafarzadeh Kermani

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents an empirical investigation on user’s satisfaction based on the expectation disconfirmation paradigm theory. The study selects a sample of 332 people from 2449 graduate students who were enrolled at the Birjand University. The study uses a questionnaire developed by Isac and Rusu (2014 [Isac, F. L., & Rusu, S. (2014. Theories of user’s satisfaction and the operationalization of the expectation disconfirmation paradigm. Economic series, university of Targu, 2 (1, 82-88.]. Using path analysis, the study has determined that perceived usefulness and personal experience had the highest impact on users’ satisfaction in electronic library usage. In addition, there was a negative relationship between user interface and users’ satisfaction.

  17. Improving Customer Satisfaction: Changes as a Result of Customer Value Discovery

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    Mike Berrington; Susan McKnight

    2008-01-01

    Objective: To identify Gold Standard Services for customers in an academic library and determine whether interventions following the identification of customer value increased student satisfaction.Methods: “Customer Discovery Workshops” were undertaken with academic staff and undergraduate on‐campus students to provide managers and library staff with information on the services and resources that customers valued, and what irritated them about existing services and resources. The impact of in...

  18. THE EFFECTS OF SERVICE QUALITY, CUSTOMER SATISFACTION, TRUST, AND PERCEIVED VALUE TOWARDS CUSTOMER LOYALTY

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    Tanisah Tanisah; Ida Maftukhah

    2015-01-01

    This purpose of the research is to examine the effects of service quality, customer satisfaction, trust, and perceived value towards customer loyalty in KJKS BMT Bondho Tumoto Semarang. The sample was taken by using incidental sampling techniques and it had 98 customers. The data was analyzed by multiple linier regressions. Test results in partial show that service quality, trust and perceived value gave positive and significant effect towards customers’ loyalty. In contrast, customer satisfa...

  19. The Impact of Customer Relationship Marketing on Customer Satisfaction of the Arab Bank Services

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    Abdullah Mohammad Al-Hersh; Abdelmo'ti Suleiman Aburoub; Abdalelah S. Saaty

    2014-01-01

    Due to the rapid expansion in banks and the severe competition for customers’ retention, banks have started using various marketing strategies to achieve their objectives. Customer Relationship Marketing is one of the marketing strategies that may be used in this respect. The study aims to investigate the impact of Customer Relationship Marketing on Customer Satisfaction in Banking Industry in KSA and Jordan. An e-mail questionnaire was designed and sent to 500 hundred customers of Arab Bank ...

  20. Product Offerings Testing through Customer Satisfaction

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    Tina Vukasovic; Nives Mikulić

    2014-01-01

    Consumer satisfaction is imperative to a successful business, the reason for the choice of topic for this paper being explained thereby. Market changes have resulted in consumer's enormous growth of power, which was recognized by many companies who adapted their business to meeting those expectations. Adaptation, however, also resulted in the need for constant measuring and evaluation. According to the above-mentioned, this paper measures consumer satisfaction with the product offer of the dr...

  1. Critical Factors of Customer Satisfaction in Ethiopian Service Sector

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    Rajasekhara Mouly Potluri

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available The principal objective of this research is to explore Ethiopian service sector customer satisfaction levels. This research paper reviewed the pertinent literature on services marketing as well customer satisfaction. Then, through structured questionnaire and in-depth personal interviews with 600 Ethiopian telecom, banking and insurance, civil aviation and tourism, and health services customers of both the sexes (300 male and 300 female in the Addis Ababa region collected the opinions on service interaction, service delivery process, customer complaint handling procedure, overall satisfaction levels and also customers opinion on improvement on service providers ability in the last five years. This study used both quantitative as well qualitative survey research designs. The study measured customer satisfaction levels with recalled service encounters and the method of data collection was convenience type. The data collected was analyzed with the help of Microsoft Excel software packages. Hypotheses were developed based on literature review and applied to empirical data of Ethiopians’. The findings of the analysis showed that 36% customers of Ethiopian service sector were dissatisfied with employees’ interaction skills. Furthermore another 47% of the customers were also disappointed with service delivery system and 52 and 61% customers were not pleased with the service recovery process and complaint handling procedure, respectively. And 49% of the customers expressed overall dissatisfaction on the services provided by Ethiopian service sector. Besides 94% respondents robustly acknowledged Ethiopian service sector is improving immensely in providing all kinds of services in the last five years. Because of significant dissatisfaction percentage levels among customers, sector’s think tank has the opportunity to seriously evaluate its existing activities, procedures, programs related to service interaction, delivery and recovery process

  2. Determinants of Customer Satisfaction in Shopping Behavior

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    Zeman, Matěj

    2012-01-01

    The goal of this Bachelor Thesis is to describe the regularities of customer behaviour, to describe the consumer decision process, to aim to the post-acquisition process and methods of its analysis and to apply the acquired knowledge to the analysis of the post-acquisition behaviour of the customers of the Czech telecommunication company Vodafone Czech Republic a. s.

  3. MEASURING THE CUSTOMER SATISFACTION OF ISLAMIC BANKING SECTOR IN BANGLADESH

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    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available The banking sector has been playing a significant role in achieving the economic growth of Bangladesh, where contribution of Islamic Banking Sector is remarkable. Islamic Banking Sector shows a substantial growth position in Bangladesh. Customer satisfaction is the most significant affecting phenomenon in determining the banking growth. Thus, this study attempts to measure the existing level of customer satisfaction of Islamic Banks in Bangladesh, using the Structural Equation Model (SEM. This study uses the 22 dimensions of customer satisfaction which used in the earlier studies in different countries for measuring the customer satisfaction of Islamic Banking Sector. A total of 385 samples have been taken from six full pledged Islamic Banks in Bangladesh. It reveals form the study that Human Resources and Systemization Service Delivery is the strongest indicator of customer satisfaction of Islamic Banking Sector in Bangladesh followed by Core Product, Service Capability and Social Responsibility. The findings therefore, may be helpful for policy-makers of banking authorities who have been making serious endeavor to sustain the growth of Islamic Banking Sector in Bangladesh.

  4. The metaphor of patients as customers: implications for measuring satisfaction.

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    Hudak, Pamela L; McKeever, Patricia; Wright, James G

    2003-02-01

    The use of satisfaction surveys in health care reflects the current tendency to think metaphorically of patients as "customers." This article reflects critically on the logic underlying this metaphor because metaphors are integral to the meaning of concepts. We argue that because the metaphor works differently when considering satisfaction with the process of care and satisfaction with treatment outcome, there are theoretical reasons for assessing these concepts from different perspectives. It seems reasonable to ask patients to rate their satisfaction with the processes of care or services received (e.g., hospital food, the physical environment) in much the same way they would rate services received at a repair shop or restaurant. When evaluating satisfaction with treatment outcome, however, the customer metaphor is problematic because the body is made an object when it is conceived of as the repairable possession of a customer. We conclude that measures of satisfaction with treatment outcome should be based on the assumption that rather than having bodies, people are embodied. Hence, the validity of satisfaction with treatment outcome would be enhanced by questions about psychologic, social, and experiental aspects of treatment outcome. PMID:12654403

  5. The metaphor of patients as customers: implications for measuring satisfaction.

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    Hudak, Pamela L; McKeever, Patricia; Wright, James G

    2003-02-01

    The use of satisfaction surveys in health care reflects the current tendency to think metaphorically of patients as "customers." This article reflects critically on the logic underlying this metaphor because metaphors are integral to the meaning of concepts. We argue that because the metaphor works differently when considering satisfaction with the process of care and satisfaction with treatment outcome, there are theoretical reasons for assessing these concepts from different perspectives. It seems reasonable to ask patients to rate their satisfaction with the processes of care or services received (e.g., hospital food, the physical environment) in much the same way they would rate services received at a repair shop or restaurant. When evaluating satisfaction with treatment outcome, however, the customer metaphor is problematic because the body is made an object when it is conceived of as the repairable possession of a customer. We conclude that measures of satisfaction with treatment outcome should be based on the assumption that rather than having bodies, people are embodied. Hence, the validity of satisfaction with treatment outcome would be enhanced by questions about psychologic, social, and experiental aspects of treatment outcome.

  6. The Expert System Designed to Improve Customer Satisfaction

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    Customer Relationship Management becomes a leading business strategy in highly competitive business environment. It aims to enhance the performance of the businesses by improving the customer satisfaction and loyalty. The objective of this paper is to improve customer satisfaction on product's colors and design with the help of the expert system developed by using Artificial Neural Networks. The expert system's role is to capture the knowledge of the experts and the data from the customer requirements, and then, process the collected data and form the appropriate rules for choosing product's colors and design. In order to identify the hidden pattern of the customer's needs, the Artificial Neural Networks technique has been applied to classify the colors and design based upon a list of selected information. Moreover, the expert system has the capability to make decisions in ranking the scores of the colors and design presented in the selection. In addition, the expert system has been validated with a different...

  7. The Effect of Customer Satisfaction on Word of Mouth Communication

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    Houshang Taghizadeh

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Today, customer satisfaction is an important issue for organizations. Being a winner or loser is based on the percentage of customers that they have retained. This is why many scholars and researchers have continually stressed the importance of customer satisfaction. On the other hand, customer is one of the most important stakeholders in any organization because, without the customer, the organization probably will not succeed. So a customer behavioral intentions and responses, is one of the main concepts in the marketing literature has been studied. The objective of the study was to investigate the effect of customer satisfaction on word of mouth communication. Data were collected with questionnaire instruments. Model was developed and tested with structural equation model using data collected from the 412 Iranian bank customers. The results show that employee competence has a negative effect on word of mouth communication. Reliability has a positive effect on word of mouth communication and physical evidence has positive effect on word of mouth communication.

  8. Product or Brand? How Interrelationship between Customer Satisfaction and Customer Loyalty Work

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    MARTISIUTE Sandra; VILUTYTE Gabriele; Grundey, Dainora

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of the article is based on the assumption that there is a theoretical link between brand satisfaction and consumer loyalty. The article includes brand satisfaction and loyalty research links in the theoretical studies. Based on the analysis of scientific literature, stated that the brand is a key factor, it generates customer satisfaction. The paper analyzes and summarizes Sivadas and Baker-Prewitt (2000), Vasquez - Parraga and Alonso (2000), Zamora et al (2004), Bravo et al (2005...

  9. Improving Customer Satisfaction: Changes as a Result of Customer Value Discovery

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    Full Text Available Objective: To identify Gold Standard Services for customers in an academic library and determine whether interventions following the identification of customer value increased student satisfaction.Methods: “Customer Discovery Workshops” were undertaken with academic staff and undergraduate on‐campus students to provide managers and library staff with information on the services and resources that customers valued, and what irritated them about existing services and resources. The impact of interventions was assessed two years after the research using a university student satisfaction survey and an independent national student satisfaction survey.Results: The findings resulted in significant changes to the way forward‐facing customer services were delivered. A number of value adding services were introduced for the customer. Overall customer satisfaction was improved.Conclusions: The Customer Value Discovery research has created a culture ofinnovation and continuous improvement. An operational plan was introduced to track activity and performance against the objectives identified in the customer value research. However, there is a constant need to innovate.

  10. Product Offerings Testing through Customer Satisfaction

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    Tina Vukasovic

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Consumer satisfaction is imperative to a successful business, the reason for the choice of topic for this paper being explained thereby. Market changes have resulted in consumer’s enormous growth of power, which was recognized by many companies who adapted their business to meeting those expectations. Adaptation, however, also resulted in the need for constant measuring and evaluation. According to the above-mentioned, this paper measures consumer satisfaction with the product offer of the drugstore chain X The survey results have shown that X’s offer has not completely come up to the expectations of a smaller number of interviewees. In relation to the measuring ranks of consumer satisfaction defined, the greatest number of consumers has turned out to be satisfied with the product offer, whereas the percentage of those who find it excellent is smaller than the percentage of those who assess it as average.

  11. How non-financial customer based metrics are associated with company performance? An analysis of customer satisfaction, customer retention and Net Promoter Score in Telecommunications Industry

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    Husgafvel, Lasse

    2011-01-01

    HOW NON-FINANCIAL CUSTOMER BASED METRICS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH COMPANY PERFORMANCE? AN ANALYSIS OF CUSTOMER SATISFACTION, CUSTOMER RETENTION AND NET PROMOTER SCORE IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY PURPOSE OF THE STUDY The purpose of this thesis is to examine, how a set of non-financial customer based metrics are associated with company performance. I study how three customer-driven metrics, namely customer satisfaction, customer retention and a customer loyalty measure of Net Promoter Sc...

  12. Quality assessment in nursing home facilities: measuring customer satisfaction.

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    Mostyn, M M; Race, K E; Seibert, J H; Johnson, M

    2000-01-01

    A national study designed to assess the reliability and validity of a nursing home customer satisfaction survey is summarized. One hundred fifty-nine facilities participated, each responsible for the distribution and collection of 200 questionnaires randomly sent to the home of the resident's responsible party. A total of 9053 completed questionnaires were returned, for an average adjusted response rate of 53%. The factor analysis identified 4 scales: Comfort and Cleanliness, Nursing, Food Services, and Facility Care and Services, each with high reliability. Based on a multiple regression analysis, the scales were shown to have good criterion-related validity, accounting for 64% of the variance in overall quality ratings. Comparisons based on select characteristics indicated significantly different satisfaction ratings among facilities. The results are interpreted as providing evidence for the construct validity of a multidimensional customer satisfaction scale with measured reliability and criterion-related validity. Moreover, the scale can be used to differentiate satisfaction levels among facilities. PMID:10763218

  13. Quality assessment in nursing home facilities: measuring customer satisfaction.

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    Mostyn, M M; Race, K E; Seibert, J H; Johnson, M

    2000-01-01

    A national study designed to assess the reliability and validity of a nursing home customer satisfaction survey is summarized. One hundred fifty-nine facilities participated, each responsible for the distribution and collection of 200 questionnaires randomly sent to the home of the resident's responsible party. A total of 9053 completed questionnaires were returned, for an average adjusted response rate of 53%. The factor analysis identified 4 scales: Comfort and Cleanliness, Nursing, Food Services, and Facility Care and Services, each with high reliability. Based on a multiple regression analysis, the scales were shown to have good criterion-related validity, accounting for 64% of the variance in overall quality ratings. Comparisons based on select characteristics indicated significantly different satisfaction ratings among facilities. The results are interpreted as providing evidence for the construct validity of a multidimensional customer satisfaction scale with measured reliability and criterion-related validity. Moreover, the scale can be used to differentiate satisfaction levels among facilities.

  14. ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE TOURISM THROUGH CUSTOMER SATISFACTION

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    Ispas Roxana,; Marinescu Roxana Cristina

    2012-01-01

    In tourism, hotels play an important role and contribute to the economic growth in cities and other places endowed with attractions which are universally recognized. Two elements are essential in the tourism industry system: product quality and human resources. In terms of quality of the hotel services, that is the one that allows to the tourist enterprise to own a competitive advantage, gain competitive differentiation and reputation among customers by achieving a high degree of customer s...

  15. Airline Financial Distress and Customer Satisfaction

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    Ribbink, Dina; Hofer, Christian; Dresner, Martin

    2009-01-01

    An investigation is conducted on the effect of financial distress on customer service levels in the U.S. airline industry. Using data from the first quarter of 1998 to the third quarter of 2006, we employ a seemingly unrelated regressions (SUR) model to analyze the impact of financial distress on three measures of customer service. We find that higher financial distress is associated with better on-time performance of airlines and fewer lost bags. The relationship of airline financial distres...

  16. Measuring Customer Satisfaction in Higher Education.

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    Aldridge, Susan; Rowley, Jennifer

    1998-01-01

    A student satisfaction survey in a British college used input from the student charter and delivered questionnaires on paper at one campus (289 responses) and through an intranet at another (71 responses). Issues identified were embedded in the college's quality framework. (SK)

  17. Measuring Customer Satisfaction in Summer Courses

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    Marzo-Navarro, Mercedes; Pedraja-Iglesias, Marta; Rivera-Torres, M. Pilar

    2005-01-01

    Purpose: The recent changes that have occurred in the Spanish university teaching environment, such as growing competition, have caused these courses to become an important differentiating element of what is offered by each university. Therefore, the authors propose to delve deeper into the relationship existing between satisfaction and the intent…

  18. Achieving Customer Satisfaction through Integrated Products and Services

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    Raja, Jawwad; Bourne, Dorota; Goffin, Keith;

    2013-01-01

    Complex products such as manufacturing equipment have always needed maintenance and repair services. Increasingly, leading manufacturers are integrating products and services to generate increased revenues and achieve customer satisfaction. Designing integrated products and services requires...... satisfaction. These are key points and need to be fully considered by managers during new product and service development. Similarly, the paper identifies a number of important areas for further research....

  19. Tailoring online retail strategies to increase customer satisfaction and loyalty

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    Souitaris, V.; Balabanis, G.

    2007-01-01

    This paper examines how online retailers can combine their strategies on differentiation and market scope (segmentation) to increase customer satisfaction and loyalty. Drawing on a sample of UK grocery e-buyers, the authors classified e-shoppers as either goal-oriented or experiential, and empirically assessed the impact of a number of possible differentiation strategies on the satisfaction and loyalty of each shopper segment. The results show that differentiation based on customisation, prod...

  20. Spanish Customer Satisfaction Indices by Cumulative Panel Data

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    López Caro, Cristina María; Fernández Aguirre, María Carmen; Mariel Chladkova, Petr

    2003-01-01

    In this paper, we present a new theoretical representation of the Consumer Satisfaction Index (CSI) based on Structural Equation Modelling (SEM). We use panel data collected by an automotive magazine to apply our approach and assess the applicability in the field of marketing by formulating a competitive strategy in the Spanish automobile industry. The basic structure of the CSI is based upon well established theories and approaches to customer satisfaction (see Fornell 1992; Fornell et al., ...

  1. The Addition of Spiritual Dimension on Customer Value to Investigate the Relationship of Customer Value, Customer Satisfaction and Behavior Intention on Islamic Banks Saving Products in Indonesia

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    Adi Zakaria Afiff

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available This study propose the addition of a spiritual dimension in the formation of customer value, in addition to the functional, social and emotional dimension of customer value that has already been empirically tested in previous studies, among customers who own saving products at Islamic banks in Indonesia. The study also investigate the relationship between customer value and customer satisfaction, and the relationship between customer satisfaction and customer behavioral intentions among these Islamic banks customers. The results show that spiritual dimension is significantly related to the customer value together with all three other dimensions (functional, social and emotional of customer value. All dimensions have significant relationship with customer value. Finally the results also show that customer value positively influence customer satisfaction, and customer satisfaction positively influence customer behavior intentions.

  2. Influence of Price and Quality to Customer Satisfaction: Neuromarketing Approach

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    Aurimas Dapkevičius

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this article is to analyze literature and find out empirical evidence on product price and quality influence on customer satisfaction through neuromarketing approach. Customers’ satisfaction on their purchase is a significant factor that leads business to success. In recent times, customer satisfaction has gained new attention within the context of the paradigm shift from transactional marketing to relationship marketing. Even it is agreed in the literature that price and quality has high effect on customer satisfaction; still there is little empirical evidence exploring this relation. Almost nothing is known about the human neural mechanisms through which it affects the decisions made by individuals. So, in this article there are reviewed two neuromarketing study cases as neuromarketing provides qualitatively different information, ostensibly better quality comparing to that obtained by traditional methods. The whole article reveals that price and quality is an important factor for customer satisfaction which leads to marketing managers’ decisions complexity nowadays as markets are becoming more and more complex and overloaded.Article in English

  3. The Impact of IT Capability on Employee Capability, Customer Value, Customer Satisfaction, and Business Performance

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    Chae, Ho-Chang

    2009-01-01

    This study empirically examines the impact of IT capability on firms' performance and evaluates whether firms' IT capabilities play a role in improving employee capability, customer value, customer satisfaction, and ultimately business performance. The results were based on comparing the business performance of the IT leader companies with that of…

  4. 75 FR 80830 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Technology Transfer Center External Customer Satisfaction...

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    ... Center External Customer Satisfaction Survey (NCI) SUMMARY: In compliance with the requirement of Section... Customer Satisfaction Survey (NCI). Type of Information Collection Request: New. Need and Use of... satisfaction of TTC's external customers with TTC customer services; collect information of preferred...

  5. Customer satisfaction strategy in automotive industry - example of Škoda Auto

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    Jůzl, František

    2012-01-01

    The first objective of this thesis is to define the most significant benefits of a customer satisfaction strategy for a company. Especially, the effects on customer base, retention, loyalty, and last but not least on financials are discussed. Furthermore, three techniques of customer satisfaction measurement are critically assessed. Those are complaint management, customer satisfaction surveys, and mystery shopping. Secondly, a comprehensive customer satisfaction strategy for ŠKODA AUTO is de...

  6. Maintaining service quality through customer satisfaction : Case: Jugend home hotel, Pietarsaari.

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    Regmi, Ramesh

    2013-01-01

    This thesis was written on the basis of importance of customer satisfaction in the hotel business. The level of customer satisfaction plays major role in terms of them choosing the same product again. As a higher level of satisfaction, a company gets a lot of benefits with repeated customers. Knowing customer satisfaction is an important aspect for the company. It helps a company to know the customers' needs or requirements and to design the service package according to their wishes. This rep...

  7. A new extension of dynamic simplex model for the public transport customer satisfaction

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    Cristina Bernini; Alessandro Lubisco

    2013-01-01

    The dynamic analysis of Customer Satisfaction is particularly useful for monitoring either customer satisfaction over time or customer behaviour reaction to company strategies, and therefore for measuring their effectiveness and efficiency. In the paper we address the following questions: does the level of customer satisfaction change over time? If yes, which factors might explain these differences? Does customer expectation influence the overall satisfaction over time? In order to answer to ...

  8. THE EFFECT OF BANK IMAGE AND TRUST ON LOYALITY MEDIATED BY CUSTOMER SATISFACTION

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    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study is to analyze the effect of the bank’s image and trust on customer satisfaction, as well as the effect of the image of the bank, trust, and satisfaction on customer loyalty. The study used sample of 100 people who were taken by purposive sampling technique. This research utilized multiple linear regression analysis and path analysis. Based on the hypothesis test, the results show that the image of the bank was significantly has positive effect on customer satisfaction, but trust has no significant effect on customer satisfaction. In addition, the bank’s image has no significant effect on customer loyalty. Moreover, trust and customer satisfaction significantly have positive effect on customer loyalty. Mediation test shows that customer satisfaction mediates the effect of the bank’s image on customer loyalty and customer satisfaction does not mediate trust on customer loyalty. Info

  9. Exploring the Influence on ATM Service Quality with Customer Satisfaction

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    Krishnamoorthy, Dr. V.; Sruthi, R.; Shoniyaa, V. S

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    The purpose of this paper is to examine the various dimensions of ATM service quality and its impact on customer satisfaction. This study was conducted in Tirupur district, Tamilnadu. The researchers adopted questionnaire method for collecting data from the ATM customers. In the study, eight dimensions of ATM service quality emerged. These are: Trust, Ease of use, Appearance, Security, Accuracy, Grievance handling, Fulfilment and Responsiveness. Among the identified dimension, Appearance was ...

  10. Development of sevice quality to enhance customers satisfaction

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    Godwin, James

    2015-01-01

    In the fast growing economy worldwide, the service sector is dominating; in Finland the biggest percentage contributed to national GDP is the service sector with 68%. This will create the opportunity to improve service quality and enhance customers’ satisfaction, because customers will always come back if they are happy with the service. So therefore it is important to keep the growth of the company and find a better way to satisfy the customers. In this fast growing economy all businesses ar...

  11. Bangladeshi mobile banking service quality and customer satisfaction and loyalty

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    Ghosh Kumar Sagib; Barua Zapan

    2014-01-01

    The rapid increase in the number of mobile phone users and the growing popularity of mobile banking services in Bangladesh had a twofold outcome: it allowed financial institutions to tap into the areas of the market previously untouched by banking services, but it also brought along for their marketers the challenges of customer retention. The existent literature names the perceived service quality as a powerful antecedent of customer satisfaction and retention. But, as the field is relativel...

  12. The Relationship between Service Quality, Customer Satisfaction and Customer Loyalty: An Investigation in Vietnamese Retail Banking Sector

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    Ngo Vu Minh; Nguyen Huan Huu

    2016-01-01

    This study develops and empirically tests the interrelationships between service quality, customer satisfaction, and customer loyalty in a retail banking context. Increasingly intense competitiveness and fundamental changes in the business environment nowadays are forcing firms to implement a customer-focused strategy which raises the importance of customer-related constructs such as customer satisfaction, service quality, and customer loyalty in explaining a firm’s performance. In particular...

  13. Customers' Satisfaction Survey on Medical Service

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    2002-01-01

    Introducing the service concept of service industry to medical industry, combining characteristics of medical health service and quoting theory of optimization management of service industry, this survey forwards optimization strategy providing satisfied medical service to customers:with optimization strategy on administration of medical staff and strategy of Zero Fault, the commitments comply with service.

  14. Final report : Calgary Transit customer satisfaction survey 2005

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    This survey was conducted to measure the customer satisfaction of Calgary Transit users and gather information for further service improvements. The survey was conducted by telephone with a total of 500 current customers, and results were compared with previous surveys. The average number of trips per week among regular customers was 7.6, the lowest over the past 6 years. Twenty-six per cent of customers used the service more frequently due to higher gas prices, lack of a vehicle and the higher frequency of services. While most customers used buses, there was an increase in train usage in 2005, which was attributed to an increase in service frequency. Customers typically reported travelling during rush hour periods. Transit customers assigned a global score of 8.2 for service quality satisfaction and loyalty, which was consistent with previous scores. Seventy-two per cent of customers rated service quality as excellent or good. Approximately 1 in 5 customers perceived Calgary Transit to have improved over the previous year. Nearly half of the customers identified themselves as committed users of the service compared to other transportation methods, and most customers stated that having more service during peak hours and in new communities should be priorities. Sixty-four per cent of respondents supported fare increases to fund service additions. It was concluded that there was a significant increase in overall transit use in 2005, which may have been due to its perceived convenience and the influence of economic factors. It was noted that the increase has not affected customers' perceptions of service performance. 8 tabs., 9 figs.

  15. The Addition of Spiritual Dimension on Customer Value to Investigate the Relationship of Customer Value, Customer Satisfaction and Behavior Intention on Islamic Banks Saving Products in Indonesia

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    Adi Zakaria Afiff; Rifelly Dewi Astuti

    2009-01-01

    This study propose the addition of a spiritual dimension in the formation of customer value, in addition to the functional, social and emotional dimension of customer value that has already been empirically tested in previous studies, among customers who own saving products at Islamic banks in Indonesia. The study also investigate the relationship between customer value and customer satisfaction, and the relationship between customer satisfaction and customer behavioral intentions among these...

  16. The Impact of Service Quality, Customer Satisfaction and Loyalty Programs on Customer`s Loyalty: An Evidence from Telecommunication Sector

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    Raja Irfan Sabir; Muhammad Irfan; Muhammad Arslan Sarwar; Binesh Sarwar; Naeem Akhtar

    2013-01-01

    All well reputed organizations know that the key to success lies in their customers. Hence in today’s world, the companies who do not provide value to their customers bring an opportunity for the competitors to jump in and steal these customers. Same rule applies in Telecommunication sector hence this research focuses on finding the impact of service quality, customer satisfaction and loyalty programs on customer’s loyalty in Telecommunication sector of Pakistan. All Telecom service provi...

  17. SERVICE QUALITY AND CUSTOMER SATISFACTION IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTS

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    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available The objective of the paper is to identify the determinants of service quality as well as its impact on the satisfaction of public transport commuters. The paper explores the relationship between service quality and customer satisfaction in a public transport service taking into account both internal and external perspectives. In order to analyse this relationship, the concepts of service quality, consumer satisfaction and dissatisfaction are assessed. A model of analysis is developed aiming at explaining this relationship and guiding the empirical study. This is based on an exploratory case study of a metro company in Europe. The results of the study put in evidence two key findings. The first is related to the level of service quality in its main dimensions. We conclude that reliability, security, speed, comfort and punctuality are quality dimensions of greater importance for the public transport services. Secondly, the study explores satisfaction and their determinants. Despite literature stipulates the existence of a distinction between the constructs of quality and satisfaction, this study found that the transport company, non-customers and customers clearly do not make such a distinction.

  18. Consumer Spending and Customer Satisfaction: Untying the Knot

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    Peter Sephton

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The recession of 2007–2009 has led to renewed interest in forecasting discretionary consumer spending and whether marketing variables contain predictive content. Using the ACSI customer satisfaction index and both linear and nonlinear methods, this note suggests the index fails to enhance our understanding of the temporal evolution of discretionary spending.

  19. Consumer Spending and Customer Satisfaction: Untying the Knot

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    Peter Sephton

    2012-01-01

    The recession of 2007–2009 has led to renewed interest in forecasting discretionary consumer spending and whether marketing variables contain predictive content. Using the ACSI customer satisfaction index and both linear and nonlinear methods, this note suggests the index fails to enhance our understanding of the temporal evolution of discretionary spending.

  20. The Relationship between Earned Value Management Metrics and Customer Satisfaction

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    Plumer, David R.

    2010-01-01

    Information Technology (IT) products have a high rate of failure. Only 25% of IT projects were completed within budget and schedule, and 15% of completed projects were not operational. Researchers have not investigated the success of project management systems from the perspective of customer satisfaction. In this quantitative study, levels of…

  1. Service Quality and Customer Satisfaction: An Assessment and Future Directions.

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    Hernon, Peter; Nitecki, Danuta A.; Altman, Ellen

    1999-01-01

    Reviews the literature of library and information science to examine issues related to service quality and customer satisfaction in academic libraries. Discusses assessment, the application of a business model to higher education, a multiple constituency approach, decision areas regarding service quality, resistance to service quality, and future…

  2. Mystery Shopping: In-depth measurement of customer satisfaction

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    M. Hesselink; A. van der Wiele (Ton)

    2003-01-01

    textabstractThis paper will discuss the phenomenon Mystery Shopping in the field of customer satisfaction measurement techniques. By using the literature about Mystery Shopping definitions and restrictions of this instrument will be presented. Also, possible ways to present and use the gathered data

  3. STRATEGIES FOR HIGHER SATISFACTION OF THE ROMANIAN BANKING CUSTOMERS

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    Danciu Victor

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available A bank must identify, assesses and clearly and fully understands customers’ values and expectations if it’s target is their higher satisfaction. The banking customers are expecting to receive individual attention and support and good quality banking prod

  4. Measuring customer satisfaction a case study: Kuopio Setlementti Puijola RY (Kompassi)

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    Shrestha, Sunita

    2015-01-01

    Customer satisfaction is vital to every organization either non-profit or for profit. Long run success and the operation of an organization depends on customers and therefore, they have to satisfy their customers. Measuring customer satisfaction through a survey or research helps the organization to know their performance level as well as customer expectation and wants from the organization. This research was conducted to examine the customer satisfaction level of Kuopio Setlementti Puij...

  5. Valuable Internet Advertising and Customer Satisfaction Cycle(VIACSC

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    Muhammad Awais

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Now-a-days it is very important for the business persons to attract their target customers towards their products through valuable mode of promotion and communication. Increasing use of World Wide Web has completely changed the scenario of business sector. Customized products and services, customers preferences, @ and dot com craze have elevated the importance of internet advertising. This research paper investigates valuable internet advertising which will help to enhance the value of internet advertising. In this research we have compared internet advertising with television advertising and found advertising will survive and grow if it focuses on being valuable. This research paper concentrates that the business objectives can be achieved if it has strong attractive, informative and valuable internet advertising. The basic purpose of VIACSC is to identify the latent need of the customer through advertisement and inform him/her about a product which will help to retain business image, customer satisfaction and then loyalty. We have introduced certain steps in valuable internet advertising, and then customer satisfaction cycle through valuable internet advertising and finally 5As which enhance further customers attraction towards the internet advertising.

  6. Customer Satisfaction Survey on Ryanair Webpages

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    Niinimaa, Elisa

    2011-01-01

    The aim of this thesis is to study whether the Ryanair passengers are satisfied with the Ryanair.com web site and the online check-in procedure. Also, the aim is to find suggestions for developing the web site on the basis of the results. The research was conducted at Tampere-Pirkkala airport. The theoretical approach is hermeneutic. The Irish low fare airline Ryanair is introduced in the theoretical part of the thesis. Furthermore, theory upon consumer behaviour and customer expectations is ...

  7. THE LEVEL OF CUSTOMER SATISFACTION - MEASURE OF SOCIAL EFFICIENCY

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    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Pricing models for social efficiency focuses on assessing the quality, namely the comparison of the desired product to the consumer and the product received, the level of consumer satisfaction on the products and / or services will be therefore a very important component in measuring the effectiveness social. Between the two concepts there is a relationship of mutual interdependence: the level of consumer satisfaction is the result of the quality performance of products and services and high quality products and services is reflected in consumer satisfaction. From the theoretical point of view, according to the marketing strategy, it is necessary to bring to a common level of perceived benefit to consumer expectations. Customer satisfaction is actually the result of a complex information processing.

  8. Key Factors Influencing Customer Satisfaction in Korea's Mobile Service Sector

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    JAE YOUNG KIM

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Advances in wireless technology have expanded the existing internet environment and accelerated the rapid development of mobile service. Many previous studies were conducted on users’ needs and satisfaction prior to the expansion of the mobile service. Thus, the impact of mobile service factors on user satisfaction has important implications for both academics and practitioners. This study investigates the factors affecting user satisfaction related to mobile service. First, this study extracts key factors (antecedents and consequences from reviewing the previous studies. Second, the study empirically examines the causal relationships among the factors. Data collected from 256 users in Korea were tested for the research model using the Visual PLS approach. The results reveal that the proposed model is significantly supported in the effect of perceived quality and self-efficacy on customer satisfaction via perceived ease of use and usefulness.

  9. The importance of measuring customer satisfaction in palliative care.

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    Turriziani, Adriana; Attanasio, Gennaro; Scarcella, Francesco; Sangalli, Luisa; Scopa, Anna; Genualdo, Alessandra; Quici, Stefano; Nazzicone, Giulia; Ricciotti, Maria Adelaide; La Commare, Francesco

    2016-03-01

    In the last decades, palliative care has been more and more focused on the evaluation of patients' and families' satisfaction with care. However, the evaluation of customer satisfaction in palliative care presents a number of issues such as the presence of both patients and their families, the frail condition of the patients and the complexity of their needs, and the lack of standard quality indicators and appropriate measurement tools. In this manuscript, we critically review existing evidence and literature on the evaluation of satisfaction in the palliative care context. Moreover, we provide - as a practical example - the preliminary results of our experience in this setting with the development of a dedicated tool for the measurement of satisfaction.

  10. The importance of measuring customer satisfaction in palliative care.

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    Turriziani, Adriana; Attanasio, Gennaro; Scarcella, Francesco; Sangalli, Luisa; Scopa, Anna; Genualdo, Alessandra; Quici, Stefano; Nazzicone, Giulia; Ricciotti, Maria Adelaide; La Commare, Francesco

    2016-03-01

    In the last decades, palliative care has been more and more focused on the evaluation of patients' and families' satisfaction with care. However, the evaluation of customer satisfaction in palliative care presents a number of issues such as the presence of both patients and their families, the frail condition of the patients and the complexity of their needs, and the lack of standard quality indicators and appropriate measurement tools. In this manuscript, we critically review existing evidence and literature on the evaluation of satisfaction in the palliative care context. Moreover, we provide - as a practical example - the preliminary results of our experience in this setting with the development of a dedicated tool for the measurement of satisfaction. PMID:26837318

  11. Customer Satisfaction and Switching Cost Toward Trust in the Brand and Customer Retention of Simpati in Jember

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    Mohamad Dimyati

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this research was to examine the effects of customer satisfaction towards trust in the brand, switching cost towards trust in the brand, customer satisfaction towards customer retention, switching cost towards customer retention and trust in the brand towards customer retention. A total sample of 120 respondents living in the town of Jember was collected through purposive sampling technique. The model analysis applied was Structural Equation Modeling (SEM. The results showed that customer satisfaction effected significantly positive towards trust in the brand; switching cost effected significantly positive towards trust in the brand; customer satisfaction has no effect towards customer retention; switching cost has no effect towards customer retention; and trust in the brand effected significantly positive towards customer retention.

  12. A Study of Customer Satisfaction of an Automotive Company in Malaysia

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    Noor Azlina Fakiruddin; Hebat Allah A. Wagih; Waleed F. Faris

    2010-01-01

    This paper was conducted to present an analysis of the current level of customer satisfaction on the services offered by an automotive outlet in Malaysia. In an effort to make the company more effective, many have targeted various change programmes to meet customer satisfaction. Customer satisfaction is one of the most important factors in the organizations success, and an important determinant of customer satisfaction is how well the product performs. The objective of this study is to help t...

  13. ASSESSING RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PERSONAL VALUE AND CUSTOMER SATISFACTION: EVIDENCE FROM NIGERIAN BANKING INDUSTRY

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    Olaleke Oluseye OGUNNAIKE; Oladele Joseph KEHINDE

    2011-01-01

    This study investigated personal value and its relationship with customer satisfaction in the Nigerian banking industry. Results implicated self-transcendence as having positive relationship with customer satisfaction while self-enhancement has negative relationship with customer satisfaction. It was also established that the overall personal value has significant effect on customer satisfaction. The research measures showed encouraging psychometric values. These findings were discussed and s...

  14. A Study of Relationship Marketing on Customer Satisfaction

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    Sheng C. Lo

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Problem statement: Developing a sound knowledge on the customers’ necessities and preferences and producing accordingly the companies can lower the chances of losing customers as well as remove negative attitude towards foreign attitudes towards foreign brands. Approach: The research works of different authors have been analysed for performing present a research work on this topic. The study compiles many research works already undertaken in this area. Results: Such a study has provided us a detailed explanation on the impact of relationship management in maintaining customer satisfaction. The various strategies that have been adopted by the organizations are found to be highly significant for running the organization successfully. Outcomes obtained through researches show that the application of the concept of relationship marketing in the organization helps in maintaining a healthy customer relation. The company will be enjoying a better position and be more confident with the fact that old customers have been retained. Satisfaction and Trust are the two main pillars of the organizations. Conclusion: The aim of the firms should be to lure consumers by adopting a particular kind of behaviour or attitude. This will encourage an ongoing reciprocal interaction between the customer and the product, service or business concerned parties. This method of building relation has been highlighted throughout the study in the process of buying and selling.

  15. Highway Expenditures and Associated Customer Satisfaction: A Case Study

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    Alexander Paz

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available This study analyzes the satisfaction of the Nevadans with respect to their highway transportation system and the corresponding expenditures of Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT. A survey questionnaire was designed to capture the opinions of the Nevadans (customers about a number of characteristics of their transportation system. Data from the financial data warehouse of the NDOT was used to evaluate expenditures. Multinomial probit models were estimated to study the correlations between customers’ opinion and the government expenditures in transportation. The results indicate the customer satisfaction is decreasing with respect to traffic safety throughout Northwestern and Southern Nevada highways. In addition, users of Northwestern highways are more likely to be satisfied, compared to their counterparts, with increasing construction spending to reduce the time taken to complete construction projects. In Southern Nevada highways, customers’ satisfaction increases with the expenditures associated with reduction of congestion. These insights are examples of the conclusions that were obtained as a consequence of simultaneously considering customer satisfaction and the corresponding expenditures in transportation.

  16. Customer Service and Customer Satisfaction Level of CheapSleep Hostels, Helsinki

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    Nguyen Thi Vu, Hoa

    2016-01-01

    This bachelor thesis was commissioned by CheapSleep hostels, Helsinki. CheapSleep is a young budget hostel having operated for 3,5 years located in Vallila, Helsinki. CheapSleep has recently considered opening a new business in Helsinki, as well as the metropolitan area. The aim of this dissertation is to examine the service concept and identify the customer satisfaction level by conducting a customer satisfaction survey while the author was working at the reception in CheapSleep hostels. ...

  17. Study on the Relationship between Customer Satisfaction and 3PL Costs

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    Shuang Liu; Zhongmin Fang

    2009-01-01

    The relationship between customer satisfaction and logistic costs was mainly analyzed in the article, and the grey correlation analysis method was used to study the relationship between customer satisfaction and various activity centers, and the research result could offer decision-making references to save costs and enhance customer satisfaction for 3PL (Third Party Logistic) enterprises.

  18. Identification of best practices for customer satisfaction at Skoda Auto, a.s.

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    Gomboš, Peter

    2013-01-01

    Customer satisfaction is one of the hot topics also for a successfull Czech car producer ŠKODA AUTO a.s. This diploma thesis titled: Identification of best practices for customer satisfaction at ŠKODA AUTO a.s., analyses customer satisfaction management of sales and evaluates the applicability of proposed improvement process measurements.

  19. 78 FR 56229 - Information Collection; DigitalGov Customer Satisfaction Survey

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    2013-09-12

    ... federal agencies to measure performance and customer satisfaction to improve service delivery. Since the... most efficient ways for agencies to measure customer satisfaction. A random selection of visitors to... ADMINISTRATION Information Collection; DigitalGov Customer Satisfaction Survey AGENCY: Office of Citizen...

  20. 49 CFR 579.5 - Notices, bulletins, customer satisfaction campaigns, consumer advisories, and other communications.

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    ... 49 Transportation 7 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Notices, bulletins, customer satisfaction... General § 579.5 Notices, bulletins, customer satisfaction campaigns, consumer advisories, and other... to NHTSA a copy of each communication relating to a customer satisfaction campaign, consumer...

  1. 78 FR 60020 - Proposed Collection: Comment Request for Voluntary Customer Satisfaction Surveys

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    ... Bureau of the Fiscal Service Proposed Collection: Comment Request for Voluntary Customer Satisfaction... Customer Satisfaction Survey. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before November 30, 2013 to...: Title: Voluntary Customer Satisfaction Survey to Implement Executive Order 12862 OMB Number:...

  2. 75 FR 35093 - Submission for Review: Customer Satisfaction Surveys, OMB Control No. 3206-0236.

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    ... MANAGEMENT Submission for Review: Customer Satisfaction Surveys, OMB Control No. 3206-0236. AGENCY: U.S... on a revised information collection request (ICR) 3206-0236, Customer Satisfaction Surveys. As... performance in providing services. Customer satisfaction surveys are valuable tools to gather information...

  3. A green vehicle routing problem with customer satisfaction criteria

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    Afshar-Bakeshloo, M.; Mehrabi, A.; Safari, H.; Maleki, M.; Jolai, F.

    2016-08-01

    This paper develops an MILP model, named Satisfactory-Green Vehicle Routing Problem. It consists of routing a heterogeneous fleet of vehicles in order to serve a set of customers within predefined time windows. In this model in addition to the traditional objective of the VRP, both the pollution and customers' satisfaction have been taken into account. Meanwhile, the introduced model prepares an effective dashboard for decision-makers that determines appropriate routes, the best mixed fleet, speed and idle time of vehicles. Additionally, some new factors evaluate the greening of each decision based on three criteria. This model applies piecewise linear functions (PLFs) to linearize a nonlinear fuzzy interval for incorporating customers' satisfaction into other linear objectives. We have presented a mixed integer linear programming formulation for the S-GVRP. This model enriches managerial insights by providing trade-offs between customers' satisfaction, total costs and emission levels. Finally, we have provided a numerical study for showing the applicability of the model.

  4. A cross-lagged test of the association between customer satisfaction and employee job satisfaction in a relational context.

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    Zablah, Alex R; Carlson, Brad D; Donavan, D Todd; Maxham, James G; Brown, Tom J

    2016-05-01

    Due to its practical importance, the relationship between customer satisfaction and frontline employee (FLE) job satisfaction has received significant attention in the literature. Numerous studies to date confirm that the constructs are related and rely on this empirical finding to infer support for the "inside-out" effect of FLE job satisfaction on customer satisfaction. In doing so, prior studies ignore the possibility that-as suggested by the Service Profit Chain's satisfaction mirror-a portion of the observed empirical effect may be due to the "outside-in" impact of customer satisfaction on FLE job satisfaction. Consequently, both the magnitude and direction of the causal relationship between the constructs remain unclear. To address this oversight, this study builds on multisource data, including longitudinal satisfaction data provided by 49,242 customers and 1,470 FLEs from across 209 retail stores, to examine the association between FLE job satisfaction and customer satisfaction in a context where service relationships are the norm. Consistent with predictions rooted in social exchange theory, the results reveal that (a) customer satisfaction and FLE job satisfaction are reciprocally related; (b) the outside-in effect of customer satisfaction on FLE job satisfaction is predominant (i.e., larger in magnitude than the inside-out effect); and (c) customer engagement determines the extent of this outside-in predominance. Contrary to common wisdom, the study's findings suggest that, in relational contexts, incentivizing FLEs to satisfy customers may prove to be more effective for enhancing FLE and customer outcomes than direct investments in FLE job satisfaction. (PsycINFO Database Record

  5. A cross-lagged test of the association between customer satisfaction and employee job satisfaction in a relational context.

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    Zablah, Alex R; Carlson, Brad D; Donavan, D Todd; Maxham, James G; Brown, Tom J

    2016-05-01

    Due to its practical importance, the relationship between customer satisfaction and frontline employee (FLE) job satisfaction has received significant attention in the literature. Numerous studies to date confirm that the constructs are related and rely on this empirical finding to infer support for the "inside-out" effect of FLE job satisfaction on customer satisfaction. In doing so, prior studies ignore the possibility that-as suggested by the Service Profit Chain's satisfaction mirror-a portion of the observed empirical effect may be due to the "outside-in" impact of customer satisfaction on FLE job satisfaction. Consequently, both the magnitude and direction of the causal relationship between the constructs remain unclear. To address this oversight, this study builds on multisource data, including longitudinal satisfaction data provided by 49,242 customers and 1,470 FLEs from across 209 retail stores, to examine the association between FLE job satisfaction and customer satisfaction in a context where service relationships are the norm. Consistent with predictions rooted in social exchange theory, the results reveal that (a) customer satisfaction and FLE job satisfaction are reciprocally related; (b) the outside-in effect of customer satisfaction on FLE job satisfaction is predominant (i.e., larger in magnitude than the inside-out effect); and (c) customer engagement determines the extent of this outside-in predominance. Contrary to common wisdom, the study's findings suggest that, in relational contexts, incentivizing FLEs to satisfy customers may prove to be more effective for enhancing FLE and customer outcomes than direct investments in FLE job satisfaction. (PsycINFO Database Record PMID:26783827

  6. Customer Satisfaction in an Indian Restaurant : a case study of Ravintola Malminparatiisi

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    Bhuiyan Mohammad Zannatun, Nayem; Dipak, Raya

    2012-01-01

    Customer satisfaction can be regarded as the positive reaction of customers towards a company’s product or services. It is of key importance for the profitability of the company to ensure customer loyalty. It is often acknowledged that it more difficult to acquire new customers than to retain old customers. Customer satisfaction is a challenging objective for many organizations due to the pressure of competition and the variety of customer needs. Ravintola Malminparatiisi was established ...

  7. Transformational Teams and their Impact on Customer Satisfaction at One Firm

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    Crader, Timothy; Brown, Stephen

    2011-01-01

    This study examined the relationships between core selling teams (CSTs) and customer satisfaction within the mission critical power design industry. The literature indicates that CSTs, which are considered a state of the art sales model, deserved further research. The SERVQUAL survey was used to measure customer satisfaction with Company X’s most strategic customers. The difference in customer satisfaction for customers serviced by CSTs and traditional sales personnel were compared. The inves...

  8. Effects of Service Quality, Customer Trust and Customer Religious Commitment on Customers Satisfaction and Loyalty of Islamic Banks in East Java

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    Rachmad Hidayat

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of the present study was to describe the relationships among service quality, customer trust and customer religious commitment on customer satisfaction and loyalty of Islamic banks in East Java. Respondents were Islamic banks’ customers domiciled in East Java. A predetermined number of samples were taken by the use of a simple random sampling technique. Analysis was performed using the Structural Equation Modeling (SEM. Results indicated that service quality and customer trust of Islamic banks jointly had significant effects on customer satisfaction. Service quality and customer trust had direct and indirect effects on customer loyalty mediated by satisfaction of Islamic banks’ customer in East Java. Religious commitment had no direct and indirect effect on customer satisfaction and customer loyalty.DOI: 10.15408/aiq.v7i2.1681

  9. Customer Satisfaction Affects the Customer Loyalty: Evidence from Telecommunication Sector in Pakistan

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    Mian Usman Sattar

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the study is to reveal the relation between customer satisfaction and customer loyalty in telecommunication sector of Pakistan. Government took dramatic and drastic steps to make this industry a larger player in the economy. Low prices and high service quality made the industry grow at alarming rate. The qualitative research was conducted from 104 professionals of Pakistan, with a questionnaire and factor analysis was further used to confirm the analysis.

  10. The effects of interactive marketing, customer satisfaction and flashes on customer loyalty

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    Tanveer ASLAM; Kashif HAMID; Muhammad Salman ARSHAD

    2015-01-01

    This study explores impact of interactive marketing impact on consumer satisfaction and loyalty. So for no specific research has been conducted to identify the process of customer loyalty in banking sector in this perspective. Customer loyalty has great importance and agonizes among connoisseur, academician and professionals in ample industries. Interactive marketing combination of relationship marketing and service marketing. This study generally focused on following dimensions c...

  11. Customer satisfaction with individual shopping trip experiences in grocery retailing

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    Esbjerg, Lars; Grunert, Klaus G; Jensen, Birger Boutrup;

    Grocery retailers from Aldi to Wal-Mart strive to satisfy their customers. Grocery shopping is a frequently recurring activity that can provide both utilitarian and hedonic value to customers. Utilitarian value is derived from accomplishing the need that stimulated a particular shopping trip......, whereas hedonic value reflects the potential entertainment and emotional worth associated with the shopping trip. Recognising this duality, in addition to enabling customers to satisfy utilitarian needs related to product-acquisition, grocery retailers increasingly try to offer customers pleasurable...... encounters with that retailer. There are relatively few studies of satisfaction within the grocery retail sector. However, because grocery shopping is a frequently recurring activity that is often routine and task-oriented in nature, and thus dominated by utilitarian rather than hedonic concerns, different...

  12. Are all customers really the same? Comparing service quality and satisfaction between residential and business telecommunications customers

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    Charles Makanyeza

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Orientation: The study focused on the moderating role of the type of customer on the relationship between service quality and customer satisfaction.Research purpose: The study sought to examine differences in the relationship between service quality and customer satisfaction because of the type of customer.Motivation for the study: Previous studies have not examined the relationship between service quality and customer satisfaction between residential and business customers.Research design, approach and method: The study used a cross-section of 203 customers (108 residential and 95 business in the fixed-line telecommunications sector in Zimbabwe. Moderated regression analysis was performed to test the research hypotheses.Main findings: It was established that the customer category (residential versus business does not moderate the effect of service quality on customer satisfaction. Practical/managerial implications are, generally, that it is not necessary to segment customers by customer category (residential versus business when managing service quality to achieve customer satisfaction.Contribution/value add: The main theoretical contribution of the study is the comparison of the effect of service quality on customer satisfaction between residential and business customers.

  13. Healthscape role towards customer satisfaction in private healthcare.

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    Sahoo, Debajani; Ghosh, Tathagata

    2016-07-11

    Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to identify the motives that enforce consumers to find out the major determinants that frame healthscape in private healthcare service that leads to their satisfaction in a developing country like India. Design/methodology/approach - The generic motive dimensions are identified using an exploratory factor analysis. Next the reliability and validity of the factors are established followed by regression analysis using SPSS 20.0 s/w. Findings - This paper identifies six healthscape motives in the private healthcare sector named as service personnel conduct and cleanliness, service delivery and facilities, ambience, location and look, appealing decoration, and upgraded safety service, out of which only service delivery, ambience, location, and decorations contribute the most to build customer satisfaction as per their significance value. Research limitations/implications - The various dimensions of healthcare motives should be viewed as the levers of improving hospitals' service quality in the minds of its present and future customers. This finding can offer valuable insight to the forthcoming as well as existing developer who are planning to have their healthcare service presence in India. Practical implications - This study suggests some important strategic guidelines for service positioning and market segmentation of healthcare services as per customer requirements. In the recent past, availing services from hospitals were purely utilitarian in nature. Customers were more inclined to get proper and timely services and cared more about the service quality of the healthcare service provider. Originality/value - This paper is among the few works done on understanding private healthcare service delivery process in India and customer satisfaction level from those Hospitals. This study addresses the gap by identifying a set of dimensions that are relevant to customers for a unique healthcare experience.

  14. Healthscape role towards customer satisfaction in private healthcare.

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    Sahoo, Debajani; Ghosh, Tathagata

    2016-07-11

    Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to identify the motives that enforce consumers to find out the major determinants that frame healthscape in private healthcare service that leads to their satisfaction in a developing country like India. Design/methodology/approach - The generic motive dimensions are identified using an exploratory factor analysis. Next the reliability and validity of the factors are established followed by regression analysis using SPSS 20.0 s/w. Findings - This paper identifies six healthscape motives in the private healthcare sector named as service personnel conduct and cleanliness, service delivery and facilities, ambience, location and look, appealing decoration, and upgraded safety service, out of which only service delivery, ambience, location, and decorations contribute the most to build customer satisfaction as per their significance value. Research limitations/implications - The various dimensions of healthcare motives should be viewed as the levers of improving hospitals' service quality in the minds of its present and future customers. This finding can offer valuable insight to the forthcoming as well as existing developer who are planning to have their healthcare service presence in India. Practical implications - This study suggests some important strategic guidelines for service positioning and market segmentation of healthcare services as per customer requirements. In the recent past, availing services from hospitals were purely utilitarian in nature. Customers were more inclined to get proper and timely services and cared more about the service quality of the healthcare service provider. Originality/value - This paper is among the few works done on understanding private healthcare service delivery process in India and customer satisfaction level from those Hospitals. This study addresses the gap by identifying a set of dimensions that are relevant to customers for a unique healthcare experience. PMID:27298059

  15. Customer Satisfaction Theory Applied in the Housing Industry:An Empirical Study of Low-Priced Housing in Beijing

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    YANG Song; ZHU Yan

    2006-01-01

    A household satisfaction index (HSI) model based on the American customer satisfaction index (ACSI) model was fit to the housing industry in China and used with the software LISREL to measure the HSI in Beijing. Specifically, the empirical study analyzes the HSI of low-priced housing in Beijing. The results show that the HSI model is valid and the customer satisfaction theory can effectively analyze the housing industry. The results can help illustrate the factors which most affect customer satisfaction, and can be used to not only enhance the quality of homes and promote the housing market, but also to improve the standard of living for lower income people and provide suggestions to policy makers.

  16. A MANAGERIAL APPROACH OF CUSTOMER SATISFACTION DRIVERS IN THE CLOTHING INDUSTRY

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    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available More than ever customer satisfaction has become a key factor for all industry and business enterprises. The article explains about the customers satisfaction esspecialy in the textile industry. First part presents the concept of customer satisfaction and its place in current management models and tools. The following are the main theories on customer satisfaction with application on textile sector. The key factors affecting customer satisfaction is considered as: perceived service quality, perceived product quality and brand image. We intend also to explain why the ecological products have a more important role in the costumes perception.

  17. The Relationship between Service Quality, Customer Satisfaction and Customer Loyalty: An Investigation in Vietnamese Retail Banking Sector

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    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available This study develops and empirically tests the interrelationships between service quality, customer satisfaction, and customer loyalty in a retail banking context. Increasingly intense competitiveness and fundamental changes in the business environment nowadays are forcing firms to implement a customer-focused strategy which raises the importance of customer-related constructs such as customer satisfaction, service quality, and customer loyalty in explaining a firm’s performance. In particular, they are essential for competitiveness in industries where the exchanges are complex and customers are closely involved in the decision-making process, such as the banking industry. In this study, first, a research model about the interrelationships between service quality, customer satisfaction, and customer loyalty is suggested. Then a survey is conducted with retail banking customers about these constructs, which results in 261 valid respondents. The hypotheses are then proposed and tested using confirmatory factor analysis (CFA and the structural equation modelling technique (SME. The analysis reveals that service quality and customer satisfaction are important antecedents of customer loyalty and customer satisfaction mediates the effects of service quality on customer loyalty. These findings suggest that there are non-linear relationships between three constructs and emphasize the need to treat customer loyalty management as a process which includes plenty of factors interacting with each other.

  18. Design effectiveness: Building customer satisfaction and loyalty through design

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    Nam, KW; Carnie, BW

    2014-01-01

    The contribution of design is regarded as one of the most crucial factors in business. However, there remains ambiguity about how design affects the building of customer satisfaction and loyalty. Furthermore, in terms of any business situation, the output of design efforts and investment should arguably be greater than management expect in order to be recognised as a worthy investment. This paper presents a novel combined conceptual framework of the design audit and value typology. By employi...

  19. IMPROVING BANK QUALITY DIMENSIONS TO INCREASE CUSTOMER SATISFACTION

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    Lăcrămioara RADOMIR; Wilson, Alan; Andrei Mircea Scridon

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this study is twofold: 1. examine the relationship between service quality dimensions and customer satisfaction with bank territorial units; 2. establish which quality measure method out of the four considered in this study should be applied in order to better determine the areas that need further improvement and investment. In this respect, we performed Principal Component Regression (PCR) and considered direct importance and performance measures as well. Our results reveal th...

  20. INTERNAL CUSTOMER JOB SATISFACTION AND ROLE OF TQM PRACTICES

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    Dr. Aamir Ijaz; Dr. Kee,DMH; S. M. Irfan

    2012-01-01

    In Pakistan, industry both in manufacturing and industrial sector is facing a number of internal as well as external challenges to sustain and maintain their survival. Quality is the only way that enables them to face these challenges by utilizing the available talent to gain the competitive edge. This study aims to investigate the relationship between total quality management (TQM) practices and internal customer (employees) satisfaction at workplace. TQM focuses on delivering quality and in...

  1. Customer satisfaction at Summer Sound Festival 2015 : Evaluating festival quality

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    Hannonen, Linda; Väänänen, Noora

    2015-01-01

    The thesis was commissioned by an event production company Events 365 Oy. The company focuses on electronic dance music events including the Summer Sound Festival. The Summer Sound festival is a three day EDM festival held at the Helsinki Exhibition and Convention Centre. The commissioner will receive the final report for future developments. The objective of this research based thesis is to evaluate the festival quality at Summer Sound Festival 2015 through a customer satisfaction re...

  2. An empirical research on customer satisfaction study: a consideration of different levels of performance.

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    Lee, Yu-Cheng; Wang, Yu-Che; Lu, Shu-Chiung; Hsieh, Yi-Fang; Chien, Chih-Hung; Tsai, Sang-Bing; Dong, Weiwei

    2016-01-01

    Customer satisfaction is the key factor for successful and depends highly on the behaviors of frontline service providers. Customers should be managed as assets, and that customers vary in their needs, preferences, and buying behavior. This study applied the Taiwan Customer Satisfaction Index model to a tourism factory to analyze customer satisfaction and loyalty. We surveyed 242 customers served by one tourism factory organizations in Taiwan. A partial least squares was performed to analyze and test the theoretical model. The results show that perceived quality had the greatest influence on the customer satisfaction for satisfied and dissatisfied customers. In addition, in terms of customer loyalty, the customer satisfaction is more important than image for satisfied and dissatisfied customers. The contribution of this paper is to propose two satisfaction levels of CSI models for analyzing customer satisfaction and loyalty, thereby helping tourism factory managers improve customer satisfaction effectively. Compared with traditional techniques, we believe that our method is more appropriate for making decisions about allocating resources and for assisting managers in establishing appropriate priorities in customer satisfaction management.

  3. An empirical research on customer satisfaction study: a consideration of different levels of performance.

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    Lee, Yu-Cheng; Wang, Yu-Che; Lu, Shu-Chiung; Hsieh, Yi-Fang; Chien, Chih-Hung; Tsai, Sang-Bing; Dong, Weiwei

    2016-01-01

    Customer satisfaction is the key factor for successful and depends highly on the behaviors of frontline service providers. Customers should be managed as assets, and that customers vary in their needs, preferences, and buying behavior. This study applied the Taiwan Customer Satisfaction Index model to a tourism factory to analyze customer satisfaction and loyalty. We surveyed 242 customers served by one tourism factory organizations in Taiwan. A partial least squares was performed to analyze and test the theoretical model. The results show that perceived quality had the greatest influence on the customer satisfaction for satisfied and dissatisfied customers. In addition, in terms of customer loyalty, the customer satisfaction is more important than image for satisfied and dissatisfied customers. The contribution of this paper is to propose two satisfaction levels of CSI models for analyzing customer satisfaction and loyalty, thereby helping tourism factory managers improve customer satisfaction effectively. Compared with traditional techniques, we believe that our method is more appropriate for making decisions about allocating resources and for assisting managers in establishing appropriate priorities in customer satisfaction management. PMID:27652150

  4. METHODS FOR MEASURING CUSTOMER SATISFACTION IN THE DESIGN PROCESS

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    Mirko Đapic

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available In the design process, the designer makes decisions under uncertainty, contradiction and ignorance conditions. Are these decisions correct and to what extent? How much do they influence customer's satisfaction? These are only some of the questions the designers face all time. These dilemmas appear more in early phases of the design process. The explicit objectives of this paper is improvement of design decision making process in such a way that in same time when designer made a decision he or she show result that decision on customer satisfaction. In order to solve above problems, the paper describes the method, which enables integrated use of the axiomatic approach to designing, and the Taguchi method of robust design. This approach implies the modelling of the development process as an evidence-reasoning network based on uncertain evidence described via belief functions of (Dempster - Shafer theory. The paper starts with base concept of belief functions and valuation based system or evidential reasoning system for representation and reasoning based on uncertainty. After that we introduce coefficient of relative decrease of uncertainty in design process and new graphical representation of system architecture - the evidence networks. On the end we presents a method for measuring customer satisfaction in the design process in uncertainty condition using evidence networks.

  5. The effect of proposed software products' features on the satisfaction and dissatisfaction of potential customers

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    Hussain, Azham; Mkpojiogu, Emmanuel O. C.; Yusof, Muhammad Mat

    2016-08-01

    This paper reports the effect of proposed software products features on the satisfaction and dissatisfaction of potential customers of proposed software products. Kano model's functional and dysfunctional technique was used along with Berger et al.'s customer satisfaction coefficients. The result shows that only two features performed the most in influencing the satisfaction and dissatisfaction of would-be customers of the proposed software product. Attractive and one-dimensional features had the highest impact on the satisfaction and dissatisfaction of customers. This result will benefit requirements analysts, developers, designers, projects and sales managers in preparing for proposed products. Additional analysis showed that the Kano model's satisfaction and dissatisfaction scores were highly related to the Park et al.'s average satisfaction coefficient (r=96%), implying that these variables can be used interchangeably or in place of one another to elicit customer satisfaction. Furthermore, average satisfaction coefficients and satisfaction and dissatisfaction indexes were all positively and linearly correlated.

  6. Customer Satisfaction and Loyalty: A Case Study from the Banking Sector

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    Rahman, Md. Hasebur

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Delivering superior service quality to customers in today’s business environment is very crucial and important due the stiff competition in the local and international markets. The ability to provide high service quality will strengthen the image, enhance retention of customers, attracting new potential customers through customer satisfaction and loyalty. This study investigates the customer satisfaction and loyalty relationship in terms of basic service, advanced service employed by Jamuna Bank Limited and customer perceptions regarding cost and prestige of receiving banking service of the concerned bank. The study reveals that there is a significant relationship observed among advanced service, cost & prestige and customer satisfaction. There is an insignificant relationship observed between basic service and customer satisfaction and finally a positive significant relationship observed between customer satisfaction and customer loyalty relationship.

  7. DO CHANGES IN CUSTOMER SATISFACTION LEAD TO CHANGES IN PERFORMANCE IN FOOD RETAILING?

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    Gomez, Miguel I.; McLaughlin, Edward W.; Wittink, Dick R.

    2003-01-01

    We measure the links between store attribute perceptions and customer satisfaction, and between customer satisfaction and sales performance, in the food retail sector. Our data set consists of six waves of customer satisfaction and sales information for about 250 stores over the period 1998-2001 for a publicly held supermarket company. We construct a statistical model to address nonlinearities and asymmetries in the satisfaction-sales performance links, and we illustrate how food retailers ca...

  8. Do Changes in Customer Satisfaction Lead to Changes in Sales Performance in Food Retailing?

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    Gomez, Miguel I.; McLaughlin, Edward W.; Wittink, Dick R.

    2003-01-01

    We measure the links between store attribute perceptions and customer satisfaction, and between customer satisfaction and sales performance, in the food retail sector. Our data set consists of six waves of customer satisfaction and sales information for about 250 stores over the period 1998- 2001 for a publicly held supermarket company. We construct a statistical model to address nonlinearities and asymmetries in the satisfaction-sales performance links, and we illustrate how food retailers c...

  9. Using LibQUAL+® to Identify Commonalities in Customer Satisfaction: The Secret to Success?

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    Killick, Selena; van Weerden, Anne; van Weerden, Fransje

    2014-01-01

    Purpose – What is the key to library user satisfaction? Can LibQUAL+® help in the quest for delivering a quality library service? The purpose of this paper is to present international research into library customer satisfaction as measured by the LibQUAL+® survey methodology. Commonalities of satisfaction and dissatisfaction have been identified which influence the customers overall view of the library. This knowledge can be used to further increase customer satisfaction through targeting ...

  10. Privately Provided Accommodation Service Quality and Customer Satisfaction

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    Joshua Mugambwa

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Privately provided accommodation is a growing service in Uganda’s higher education sector due to education liberalization and demand for education. This research took a case study of Nsamizi Training Institute of Social Development (NTISD to determine the relationship between privately provided accommodation service quality and customer satisfaction. Specifically, the objectives of the study were (a to find out the relationship between security and NTISD students’ satisfaction with privately provided accommodation, and (b to find out the hierarchical level of importance of NTISD student satisfaction of the three service quality dimensions (reliability, security, and tangibles with privately provided accommodation. Using quantitative and qualitative modes of data analysis and a sample of 300 students from 20 private hostels, this study established a strong positive significant relationship between security and satisfaction regarding privately provided accommodation. This implies that accommodation service providers should increase the quality of security so as to increase the satisfaction of students regarding privately provided accommodation. The study established the hierarchical order of importance from the most important service quality dimension, respectively, as follows: reliability, security, and tangibles. Therefore, private accommodation service managers should pay extra attention to the dimensions in the same order.

  11. Analyzing the Effect of Customer Equity on Satisfaction

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    Hossien Rezaei Dolat Abadi

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of the three dimensions of customer equity (value, brand and relationship equity on customer satisfaction, through a structural equation model. For the purposes of this study, questionnaires were distributed to a randomly selected group of 200 customers of Fast food unit of Kalleh Company that are divided into three groups included fast foods, restaurants and coffee shops in Isfahan city. A total of 185 responses were received. Of these, eight (8 responses had to be discarded due to invalid or incomplete data entries. Thus the sample comprising of a total of 177 respondents was used for analysis. The data was analyzed by AMOS software. Six hypotheses were derived and, based on data analysis, all six were supported. Value, brand, and relationship management were all confirmed to be important factors in enhancing customer satisfaction. Relationships among value equity, brand equity, and relationship equity were also identified. The results of this study are presented through marketing channels of the Fast Food unite limited Kalleh Company, as a private manufacturer and distributor of food product in Iran, as the case firm in this study. Managerial implications are discussed.

  12. Research on Optimal Delivery Days and Customer Satisfaction Based on Quality Costs

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    薛伟; 周宏彤; 陈亚绒

    2004-01-01

    Customer satisfaction is an important index to evaluate the competitiveness and efficiency of an enterprise. Every enterprise is confront with the subject of supplying with the customer satisfactory products at the lowest costs and the highest manufacturing speed. Regarding the delivery days of a coach company as a design variable, this paper builds up an optimization model of customer satisfaction, and suggests an effective method to reduce costs and increase customer satisfaction based on analysis and research.

  13. Drivers of Customer Satisfaction for Software Products: Implications for Design and Service Support

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    Sunder Kekre; Mayuram S. Krishnan; Kannan Srinivasan

    1995-01-01

    We study the key determinants of customer satisfaction with software products. Our analysis, based upon a large sample of over 2,500 customer responses, suggests that capability and usability are the critical drivers of overall customer satisfaction. We also find that the importance of seven key satisfaction factors differs across customer and product segments. Our results have significant implications for Quality Function Deployment in making design and service support choices for software p...

  14. MEASUREMENT OF CUSTOMER SATISFACTION AND LOYALTY AS A BASE FOR COMPANY SUCCESS IN THE COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT

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    KAROLINA ILIESKA

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Many companies have started to measure customer satisfaction and loyalty in order to become more customer - oriented and to improve performance. This information is very useful as companies are working in increasingly competitive environments. As measuring customer satisfaction and loyalty is a relatively new undertaking, companies usually have to learn from their own mistakes. This paper is focused on general concepts of customer satisfaction and loyalty and some principles of their measuring.

  15. The Relationship Between Service Quality and Customer Satisfaction in the Telecommunication Industry: Evidence From Nigeria

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    2010-03-01

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    This study investigates the relationship between service quality and customer satisfaction in the telecommunication industry with a focus on Mobile Telecommunication Network (MTN Nigeria. A total of 230 respondents participated in the study. Research questions and objectives were set, alongside the hypotheses that were formulated and tested. Descriptive statistics comprising the simple percentage and tables were used for data presentation and analysis. Regression analysis and Pearson product moment correlation coefficient were employed in testing our hypotheses. The study reveals that service quality has effect on customer satisfaction and that there is a positive relationship between service quality and customer satisfaction. The researcher concluded by recommending that organisations should focus more attention on service quality, because of its effects on customer satisfaction. To ensure that customer satisfaction level is high, organisation must first of all know the expectations of the customers and how they can meet such expectations. Customer satisfaction helps in customer loyalty and retention. It has been discovered that it costs to attract new customer than to retain existing ones. It is also recommended that organisations should welcome suggestions from customers and more programmes should be designed to measure service quality and customer satisfaction.

    Keywords: Customer, Service, Customer Satisfaction, Service Quality, Customer Loyalty.

  16. The European customer satisfaction index model: an application to the international hotel

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    Şirvan Şen Demir

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available The purposes of this study are (1 to analyze the influence of corporate image, customer expectations, perceived quality and value on customer satisfaction and (2 to examine the relationship between customer satisfaction and customer loyalty. Through conducting a face-to-face interview, a total of 381 questionnaires were collected from tourists who were citizens of countries in European Union and stayed at international five-star hotels in Istanbul and Ankara. Structural Equation Modeling (SEM indicates a remarkable result that the latent factors (corporate image and customer expectations have a significant and positive influence on perception of quality-value and customer satisfaction, and positive relation between customer satisfaction and customer loyalty. As a result, the findings indicate that all factors have a significant correlation with each other. The findings are very important for the customer satisfaction.

  17. Customer satisfaction assessment at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; TOPICAL

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    The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is developing and implementing a customer satisfaction assessment program (CSAP) to assess the quality of research and development provided by the laboratory. This report presents the customer survey component of the PNNL CSAP. The customer survey questionnaire is composed of two major sections: Strategic Value and Project Performance. Both sections contain a set of questions that can be answered with a 5-point Likert scale response. The strategic value section consists of five questions that are designed to determine if a project directly contributes to critical future national needs. The project Performance section consists of nine questions designed to determine PNNL performance in meeting customer expectations. A statistical model for customer survey data is developed and this report discusses how to analyze the data with this model. The properties of the statistical model can be used to establish a gold standard or performance expectation for the laboratory, and then to assess progress. The gold standard is defined using laboratory management input-answers to four questions, in terms of the information obtained from the customer survey: (1) What should the average Strategic Value be for the laboratory project portfolio? (2) What Strategic Value interval should include most of the projects in the laboratory portfolio? (3) What should average Project Performance be for projects with a Strategic Value of about 2? (4) What should average Project Performance be for projects with a Strategic Value of about 4? To be able to provide meaningful answers to these questions, the PNNL customer survey will need to be fully implemented for several years, thus providing a link between management perceptions of laboratory performance and customer survey data

  18. Customer Satisfaction Assessment at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

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    Anderson, Dale N.; Sours, Mardell L.

    2000-03-20

    The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is developing and implementing a customer satisfaction assessment program (CSAP) to assess the quality of research and development provided by the laboratory. We present the customer survey component of the PNNL CSAP. The customer survey questionnaire is composed of 2 major sections, Strategic Value and Project Performance. The Strategic Value section of the questionnaire consists of 5 questions that can be answered with a 5 point Likert scale response. These questions are designed to determine if a project is directly contributing to critical future national needs. The Project Performance section of the questionnaire consists of 9 questions that can be answered with a 5 point Likert scale response. These questions determine PNNL performance in meeting customer expectations. Many approaches could be used to analyze customer survey data. We present a statistical model that can accurately capture the random behavior of customer survey data. The properties of this statistical model can be used to establish a "gold standard'' or performance expectation for the laboratory, and then assess progress. The gold standard is defined from input from laboratory management --- answers to 4 simple questions, in terms of the information obtained from the CSAP customer survey, define the standard: *What should the average Strategic Value be for the laboratory project portfolio? *What Strategic Value interval should include most of the projects in the laboratory portfolio? *What should average Project Performance be for projects with a Strategic Value of about 2? *What should average Project Performance be for projects with a Strategic Value of about 4? We discuss how to analyze CSAP customer survey data with this model. Our discussion will include "lessons learned" and issues that can invalidate this type of assessment.

  19. Customer satisfaction assessment at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

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    DN Anderson; ML Sours

    2000-03-23

    The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is developing and implementing a customer satisfaction assessment program (CSAP) to assess the quality of research and development provided by the laboratory. This report presents the customer survey component of the PNNL CSAP. The customer survey questionnaire is composed of two major sections: Strategic Value and Project Performance. Both sections contain a set of questions that can be answered with a 5-point Likert scale response. The strategic value section consists of five questions that are designed to determine if a project directly contributes to critical future national needs. The project Performance section consists of nine questions designed to determine PNNL performance in meeting customer expectations. A statistical model for customer survey data is developed and this report discusses how to analyze the data with this model. The properties of the statistical model can be used to establish a gold standard or performance expectation for the laboratory, and then to assess progress. The gold standard is defined using laboratory management input--answers to four questions, in terms of the information obtained from the customer survey: (1) What should the average Strategic Value be for the laboratory project portfolio? (2) What Strategic Value interval should include most of the projects in the laboratory portfolio? (3) What should average Project Performance be for projects with a Strategic Value of about 2? (4) What should average Project Performance be for projects with a Strategic Value of about 4? To be able to provide meaningful answers to these questions, the PNNL customer survey will need to be fully implemented for several years, thus providing a link between management perceptions of laboratory performance and customer survey data.

  20. IMPROVING BANK QUALITY DIMENSIONS TO INCREASE CUSTOMER SATISFACTION

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    Lăcrămioara RADOMIR

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study is twofold: 1. examine the relationship betweenservice quality dimensions and customer satisfaction with bank territorialunits; 2. establish which quality measure method out of the four considered inthis study should be applied in order to better determine the areas that needfurther improvement and investment. In this respect, we performed PrincipalComponent Regression (PCR and considered direct importance andperformance measures as well. Our results reveal that human resourceshave the greatest impact on customers’ satisfaction with bank territorial unitsand that both “Convenience and Efficiency” and “Bank personnel” are thedimensions that bank management should consider in their efforts to improveand maintain the service quality level. To the best of our knowledge, this isthe first study which tries to emphasize the relationship between servicequality dimensions and Romanian customers’ satisfaction with bank territorialunits. The main limit of the study lies in the fact that data were collectedamong the customers of a single bank. Nevertheless, it provides valuableinformation about the Romanian market and ought to be considered astarting point for further studies.

  1. A study on different factors influencing customer satisfaction on industrial market

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    Alireza Shirani

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Customer satisfaction plays essential role on the success of industrial products such as milk in todays’ marketing planning. In this paper, we present a conceptual model to measure the relative impact of various factors on customer satisfaction. The proposed study of this paper designs a questionnaire and distributes it among managers of a dairy producer named Pegah in city of Esfahan, Iran. Using Pearson correlation ratio as well as stepwise regression technique, the study has found positive and meaningful relationship between customer satisfaction and price, quality of product, distribution and compatibility with customer expectation. In addition, the study detects a negative and meaningful relationship between conflict and customer satisfaction.

  2. Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network (EREN): Customer satisfaction survey

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    The Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network (EREN) Customer Satisfaction Survey was developed and executed in support of EREN`s continuous quality improvement (CQI) plan. The study was designed to provide information about the demographic make up of EREN users, the value or benefits they derive from EREN, the kinds and quality of services they want, their levels of satisfaction with existing services, their preferences in both the sources of service and the means of delivery, and to provide benchmark data for the establishment of continuous quality improvement measures. The survey was performed by soliciting voluntary participation from members of the EREN Users Group. It was executed in two phases; the first being conducted by phone using a randomly selected group; and the second being conducted electronically and which was open to all of the remaining members of the Users Group. The survey results are described.

  3. Service Encounter Model Focused on Customer Benefits and Satisfaction: Reconsideration of Psychological Model

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    Takahiro Chiba

    2012-01-01

    Firms have attempted to achieve higher levels of customer satisfaction by providing superior service, supposedly for customer benefit. However, does higher customer benefit always lead to higher customer satisfaction? The model developed by social psychologists suggests that a customer is likely to feel negative as well as positive affect toward a contact person (CP) via indebtedness and/or other mediating variables, but this model has remained untested empirically. In this study, we elaborat...

  4. The Theory and Empirical Research of Customer Marketing Based on Satisfaction

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    Jingdong Chen; Yidan Liu

    2013-01-01

    With the richness of product and complexity of customer buying behavior, the limitation of marketing theory has become increasingly prominent and customer marketing theory is extensive attention. Research of customer satisfaction greatly promoted the development of customer marketing, but the existing research emphasize the customer satisfaction of the results and feedback effects, but oversight its core link role. Based on the existed theory and practice, this study aims to find the way to a...

  5. Satisfaction level on Löydön Kartano among Russian customers

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    Khoshchenko, Kristina

    2015-01-01

    Finland is a very attractive country for Russian tourists because of its nearest location to the Russian border. Russian customers are highly demanded at the tourist market in Finland. Finland is interested in attracting Russian customers, especially hotels and manor houses, located near the Russian border. In order to attract new customers it is necessary to find out the level of customers` satisfaction at the moment. The purpose of my thesis is to study the level of customers` satisfact...

  6. 75 FR 3539 - Agency Information Collection (NCA Customer Satisfaction Surveys (Headstone/Marker)) Activity...

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    ... AFFAIRS Agency Information Collection (NCA Customer Satisfaction Surveys (Headstone/Marker)) Activity... maintain ongoing measures of performance and to determine how well customer service standards are met. An.... National Cemetery Administration Mail Surveys a. Next of Kin National Customer Satisfaction Survey (Mail...

  7. 76 FR 17189 - Revision to Currently Approved Information Collection: Comment Request for Customer Satisfaction...

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    ... United States Mint customer satisfaction and opinion surveys and focus group interviews. DATES: Written...); YPollard@usmint.treas.gov . SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: United States Mint customer satisfaction and...: The United States Mint conducts surveys and focus group interviews to measure customer opinion...

  8. Improvement of Customer Satisfaction and Service Quality. Case Lassila & Tikanoja Oyj

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    Hassan, Tohid

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    ABSTRACT KYMENLAAKSON AMMATTIKORKEAKOULU University of Applied Sciences International Trade, Kouvola MD TOHID HASSAN Improvement of Service Quality to Achieve Customer Satisfaction in Order to Face Strong Competition. Bachelor’s thesis 58 pages Supervisor Harri Ala-Uotila, Senior Lecturer, KyAMK. Commissioned by Lassila & Tikanoja Oyj, Kouvola, Finland. May 2013 Key words: Customer satisfaction, Customer service, Service quality. Increasingly all busine...

  9. 17 CFR 300.400 - Satisfaction of customer claims for standardized options.

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    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 3 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Satisfaction of customer... CORPORATION Closeout Or Completion of Open Contractual Commitments § 300.400 Satisfaction of customer claims... determining what a customer will receive in either (1) a liquidation proceeding pursuant to the Act or (2)...

  10. A Theoretical Review of CRM Effects on Customer Satisfaction and Loyalty

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    S. M. Kamrul Islam Shaon

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper has been devoted to theoretically examining the Customer Relationship Management (CRM agenda which has been dominating the business world in recent years. Customer relationship management is a new competitive weapon for organizations for serving internal and external customers. Today’s organizations are focusing on conquering the minds of customers, to make them satisfied and loyal with the help of sophisticated, well-organized CRM efforts. This paper is to explore the CRM agenda in organizational interfaces and its effectiveness with regards to customer satisfaction and customer loyalty. The related literature demonstrates that there is a significant association among effective CRM, customer satisfaction and customer loyalty.

  11. The Expert System Designed To Improve Customer Satisfaction

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    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Customer Relationship Management becomes a leading business strategy in highly competitive businessenvironment. It aims to enhance the performance of the businesses by improving the customer satisfactionand loyalty. The objective of this paper is to improve customer satisfaction on product’s colors anddesign with the help of the expert system developed by using Artificial Neural Networks. The expertsystem’s role is to capture the knowledge of the experts and the data from the customer requirements, andthen, process the collected data and form the appropriate rules for choosing product’s colors and design.In order to identify the hidden pattern of the customer’s needs, the Artificial Neural Networks techniquehas been applied to classify the colors and design based upon a list of selected information. Moreover,the expert system has the capability to make decisions in ranking the scores of the colors and designpresented in the selection. In addition, the expert system has been validated with a different customertypes.

  12. CUSTOMER SATISFACTION AS AN INDICATOR OF SERVICE QUALITY IN TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY

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    Ana Stranjancevic; Iva Bulatovic

    2015-01-01

    One of the greatest challenges for stakeholders is to ensure customer satisfaction, especially in service industries such as tourism and hospitality. The aim of this paper is to show that restaurant guest satisfaction depends on numerous factors as well as to show the connection between satisfaction and loyalty. Customer satisfaction and loyalty are excellent indicators of service quality. For the purpose of this paper, empirical survey was conducted and the results of the research were analy...

  13. Measuring customer satisfaction on perceived service quality : case mobile telecommunications service of Bouygues Telecom, France

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    Nguyen, Thien Phuc

    2014-01-01

    The incessant development of service industries always predisposes customers to their new level of satisfaction. Gaining customer satisfaction is one of the key factors that help companies remain competitive and sustainable. Therefore, measuring customer satisfaction is a perpetual topic conducted by many marketers, as well as researchers from time to time. The objectives of this thesis are to elucidate customers’ perceptions regarding mobile telecommunication services in French mobil...

  14. Exploring the relationship between service quality and customer satisfaction in Croatian hotel industry

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    Suzana Marković; Sanja Raspor Janković

    2013-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of the present study was to examine the relationship between service quality and customer satisfaction. The main objective was to discuss the impact of perceived service quality dimensions on customer satisfaction in the hotel industry in Croatia. Methodology – The data were collected using self-administered questionnaire. The questionnaire consisted of three parts. First, perceived service quality was measured using modified SERVQUAL model. Second, customer satisfact...

  15. Financial consumer protection and customer satisfaction. A relationship study by using factor analysis and discriminant analysis

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    Marimuthu SELVAKUMAR; Veluchamy SATHYALAKSHMI

    2015-01-01

    This paper tries to make an attempt to study the relationship between the financial consumer protection and customer satisfaction by using factor analysis and discriminant analysis. The main objectives of the study are to analyze the financial consumer protection in commercial banks, to examine the customer satisfaction of commercial banks and to identify the factors of financial consumer protection lead customer satisfaction. There are many research work carried out on financial ...

  16. Influences Of Product, Price, And Location On Customer Satisfaction Rabbani In Langsa, Aceh

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    Amilia, Suri; Rini, Endang Sulistya; Lubis, Arlina Nurbaity

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    Rabbani is a brand of ins tan hijab, released by Amry Gunawan and Nia Kurnia since 1991. Rabbani product sales decreased due to maximum customer satisfaction and consumers demand has not increased in certain months only. The aim of the research was to know and to analyze influences product; price,and place on customer satisfaction. The theory used in this research was the theory of marketing management which was related to product, price, place, and customer satisfaction. The type...

  17. Developing a model of factors affecting the customer satisfaction in traditional and electronic banking

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    Hamed Heidari; Morteza Mousakhani

    2015-01-01

    Electronic banking is among the major electronic services in electronic commerce, but the lack of appropriate tool for measurement of customer satisfaction in banking industry has diminished the speed of electronic banking development. This study aims at investigating the factors affecting the customer satisfaction in traditional and electronic banking industry in order to determine the factors which lead to the customer satisfaction. Therefore, the factors, namely, the traditional service qu...

  18. Customer Satisfaction towards Retailers : ICA, ICA NÄRA and COOP FORUM

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    Lu, Phuc Hong; Lukoma, Ian

    2011-01-01

    In the midst of stiff and fierce competition and increased number of grocery retail outlets providing a variety of products, customers have become accustomed to patronizing multiple outlets. Retailers have recognized this trend and are of the view that customer satisfaction plays a role in the success of business strategies. Therefore it has become important for grocery retail stores to try and manage customer satisfaction. This paper was thus developed to investigate the satisfaction levels ...

  19. The Study of Relationship among Experiential Marketing, Service Quality, Customer Satisfaction, and Customer Loyalty

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    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Experiential marketing is one of the marketing approaches that gives a great framework to combine experience and entertainment elements into a product or service. Some of businesses in Indonesia have already used this approach and one of them is Strawberry Cafe which provides many kinds of free board games for the customer. The purpose of this research is to understand the impact of experiential marketing used by Strawberry Cafe related to customer satisfaction and loyalty. The data were collected from 142 respondents but after screening, only 80 that met the requirements and could be analyzed. Structural Equation Modeling (SEM using LISREL software was used to analyze the data. This research found that itexperiential marketing used by Strawberry Cafe can affect customer loyalty.

  20. The European customer satisfaction index model: an application to the international hotel

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    Şirvan Şen Demir

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available The purposes of this study are (1 to analyze the influence of corporate image, customer expectations, perceived quality and value on customer satisfaction and (2 to examine the relationship between customer satisfaction and customer loyalty. Through conducting a face-to-face interview, a total of 381 questionnaires were collected from tourists who were citizens of countries in European Union and stayed at international five-star hotels in Istanbul and Ankara. Structural Equation Modelling (SEM indicates a remarkable result that the latent factors (corporate image and customer expectations have a significant and positive influence on perception of quality-value and customer satisfaction, and positive relation between customer satisfaction and customer loyalty. As a result, the findings indicate that all factors have a significant correlation with each other.

  1. Farmer-to-Consumer Direct Marketing: The Role of Customer Satisfaction Measurement for Service Innovations

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    SPILLER, Achim; Zuhlsdorf, Anke; Mellin, Matthias

    2007-01-01

    The importance of direct marketing for high quality farm products has increased during the past few years. This paper analyses the impact of customer satisfaction and its driving forces for farmer- to-consumer direct marketing and is based on a customer survey in 33 organic and conventional on-farm stores in Germany. The results emphasise the role of store atmosphere and customer service as the main influencing factors on customer satisfaction.

  2. The Effect of Environmental Policy by Considering the Mediating Role of Customer Satisfaction and Loyalty

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    Safshekan, Sedigheh

    2014-01-01

    ABSTRACT: This thesis aimed to explore the effects of environmental policies (EP) on three dependent variables including customer satisfaction (CS), customer loyalty (CL) and market performance (MP). It also investigated the effects of employing EP on hotel market performance by considering the mediating role of customer satisfaction and customer loyalty in this relationship. Through a quantitative research method, a survey questionnaire administered to international tourists and managers of ...

  3. The European customer satisfaction index model: an application to the international hotel

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    Demir, Şirvan Şen

    2012-01-01

    The purposes of this study are (1) to analyze the influence of corporate image, customer expectations, perceived quality and value on customer satisfaction and (2) to examine the relationship between customer satisfaction and customer loyalty. Through conducting a face-to-face interview, a total of 381 questionnaires were collected from tourists who were citizens of countries in European Union and stayed at international five-star hotels in Istanbul and Ankara. Structural Equation Modelling (...

  4. Incorporating Satisfaction into Customer Value Analysis: Optimal Investment in Lifetime Value

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    Teck-Hua Ho; Young-Hoon Park; Yong-Pin Zhou

    2006-01-01

    We extend the Schmittlein et al. model (1987) of customer lifetime value to include satisfaction. Customer purchases are modeled as Poisson events, and their rates of occurrence depend on the satisfaction of the most recent purchase encounter. Customers purchase at a higher rate when they are satisfied than when they are dissatisfied. A closed-form formula is derived for predicting total expected dollar spending from a customer base over a time period (0, ]. This formula reveals that approxim...

  5. Customer Satisfaction and Competencies: an Econometric Study of an Italian Bank

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    Gritti, Paola; Foss, Nicolai

    2008-01-01

    We empirically address how customer satisfaction and loyalty in the banking industry may affect profitability. This helps to identify the strategy and competencies necessary to benefit from customer relationships which are important sources for improved performance in the banking. We do this by analyzing data collected on 2,105 customers of 118 branches of one of the biggest banks of an Italian banking group. We find that customer satisfaction impacts loyalty, which in turn has a direct effec...

  6. Customer Satisfaction and Brand Switching Intention: A Study of Mobile Services in Saudi Arabia

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    Mahmoud ABDEL HAMID SALEH; Abdulrahman ALTHONAYAN; Ayman ALHABIB; Essa ALRASHEEDI; Ghafar ALQAHTANI

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of the study is to investigate first, the relationship between the customer satisfaction and brand switching intention into the Saudi Arabian mobile-service market, and second, the association of service quality, customer service, service pricing, and value-added services with the customer satisfaction. Because of the difficulty of having a frame for the mobile-service customers from their providers, a convenience sample of 350 online respondents with the proper surveying techniqu...

  7. Evaluation of the Effective Factors on Customers' Satisfaction Using INDSAT Model; Case Study: Household Appliances' Customers of Mobarakeh Steel Company

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    Ali Kazemi; Ali Belenj; Hussain Rezaei Dolatabadi

    2012-01-01

    Customers and consumers are always looking for suppliers who offer better products or services to their clients. Lots of documents show that in today's competitive world, exploring and meeting customers' needs and and requirements before other competitors, is the essential condition for companies to be successful. vices provided by organizations is the assessment of customer satisfaction. this study deals with identification and investigation of factors affecting industrial customer's satisfa...

  8. A Study about Customer Satisfaction of e-Service Quality of Point of Sale (POS

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    Sayyed Hassan Mirhosseini Ardakani

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available This study examines the level of customer satisfaction and service quality of e-reader devices has stores and SPSS22 software was used for data analysis and correlation tests to determine the relationship of variables, the analysis of the test for identification of direct and indirect effects of variables has been used on customer satisfaction. The population of this study, shoppers and stores are Ardakan, Iran and sample its 200 stores and shops in the city which has customers randomly selected. The results show that the security apparatus reader has the greatest impact on their satisfaction. In addition the low cost; it is most concerned with customer satisfaction. The remarkable thing is that the devices meet the customer's card is the least that should be examined. Authorities can resolve individual complaints, the better the card reader devices can capture and customer satisfaction.

  9. A new extension of dynamic simplex model for the public transport customer satisfaction

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    Cristina Bernini

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available The dynamic analysis of Customer Satisfaction is particularly useful for monitoring either customer satisfaction over time or customer behaviour reaction to company strategies, and therefore for measuring their effectiveness and efficiency. In the paper we address the following questions: does the level of customer satisfaction change over time? If yes, which factors might explain these differences? Does customer expectation influence the overall satisfaction over time? In order to answer to these questions, we propose a new extended dynamic version of LISREL model and we evaluate its performance on pseudo-panel data, built on the Customer Satisfaction of Tram Surveys conducted by the Faculty of Statistical Sciences for the Tram Agency of public transport in Rimini in the period 2000 to 2004.

  10. Determinants of customer satisfaction with professional services: A study of consultants services

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    Sonne, Anne-Mette

    1999-01-01

    Although models of service quality and customer satisfaction have been well researched within the consumer goods and services area, much less attention has been paid to high involvement business-to-business service satisfaction. The objective of this study is to contribute to this stream...... of research through a survey of customers of the Norwegian Institute of Fisheries and Aquaculture. Information on which factors are the determinants of customer satisfaction is important to consultants since customer satisfaction is what the service business depends on for repeat business. In this study we...... found that customer satisfaction is mostly influenced by the perceived competence of the consultant and the technical reliability demonstrated in the project. However, the perceived service quality is also influenced by the way the customer is treated during the service production process....

  11. A Model to Explain Customer Loyalty Based on Customer Equity and Customer Satisfaction: A study in mobile services industry in Bushehr

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    manigeh Bahrainizadeh; Leila Tavasoli

    2014-01-01

    Abstruct: The development of telecom companies in the world and the maturity of markets of such services, the management of customer loyalty has become a major concern in the company. This research is trying to provide a model for mobile service customer loyalty considering the customer equity, value equity, brand equity, relationships equity and customer satisfaction in order to create better services for mobile operators and to increase customer loyalty. In terms of goal the research is ...

  12. INFLUENCE OF CUSTOMER SATISFACTION ON LOYALTY: A STUDY ON MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATION INDUSTRY

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    Md. Motaher Hossain; Nusrat Jahan Suchy

    2013-01-01

    The mobile telecommunication companies uphold their service quality and change their marketing core strategies to retain their existing customers by enhancing and optimizing the customer loyalty. Therefore, it becomes significant for telecom companies to identify factors of services that influence customer loyalty and in turn creates loyal customers by satisfying them. This present study aims to explore the influence of customer satisfaction on customer loyalty in the context of Bangladesh. T...

  13. Customer Satisfaction and Brand Switching Intention: A Study of Mobile Services in Saudi Arabia

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    Mahmoud ABDEL HAMID SALEH

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of the study is to investigate first, the relationship between the customer satisfaction and brand switching intention into the Saudi Arabian mobile-service market, and second, the association of service quality, customer service, service pricing, and value-added services with the customer satisfaction. Because of the difficulty of having a frame for the mobile-service customers from their providers, a convenience sample of 350 online respondents with the proper surveying techniques was used in data analysis and testing of the research hypotheses. The findings of the study confirm a significant negative relationship between customer satisfaction and brand switching intention. A 4% percent of the change in brand switching intention could be explained by the change in the customer satisfaction. Only three variables; customer service, service pricing, and service quality are critical determinants for mobile-service customer satisfaction. Customer service explained about 22%, whereas service pricing and service quality explained about 5% and 1% of the change in customer satisfaction respectively. The practical value of this study could be enabling the mobile-service providers in Saudi Arabia to well understand the determinants of the customer satisfaction and its negative relationship with brand switching intention. They may take these findings into account when setting marketing strategies to differentiate their brands to satisfy the customer needs and wants, to retain the existing customers and to attract new customers. These strategies have a positive effect on the company’s customer satisfaction that deter brand switching intention, hence increase the company’s competitiveness, market share and profitability.

  14. Evaluation of the Effective Factors on Customers' Satisfaction Using INDSAT Model; Case Study: Household Appliances' Customers of Mobarakeh Steel Company

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    Ali Kazemi

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Customers and consumers are always looking for suppliers who offer better products or services to their clients. Lots of documents show that in today's competitive world, exploring and meeting customers' needs and and requirements before other competitors, is the essential condition for companies to be successful. vices provided by organizations is the assessment of customer satisfaction. this study deals with identification and investigation of factors affecting industrial customer's satisfaction at Mobarake Steel Company of Esfahan. Statistical population included 125 company of the Household Appliances' Customers of Mobarakeh Steel Company. Field methods and questionnaire were used to gather essential information. In this study, 161 questionnaires were randomly distributed to Customers. Eventually 117 questionnaires were returned. SPSS and Amos were used to analyze data descriptively, assess the credibility of the model and test hypotheses. Results indicated that all satisfaction factors (product- sales people- product-related information- order handling- technical services- interaction with supplier's internal staff- complaint handling as the aspects of have positive effects on overall customer satisfaction. Also, all of these factors are not of the same preference to the customers; sales staff and product satisfactions the scored highest and complaint handling the lowest.

  15. Restaurant customer satisfaction and return patronage in a Bloemfontein shopping mall

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    Hermanus Johannes Moolman

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: Restaurants form one of the core components of a mall's retail offering and its tenant mix. In order to successfully manage the tenant mix, research suggests that mall management continuously monitor their tenants' performance through customer satisfaction and return patronage surveys. The purpose of the study on which this article is based, was to gain insight into restaurant customers' satisfaction and return patronage in a shopping mall context. Research questions: The research was conceptualised with the following three research questions in mind: Which dining attributes are important for customer satisfaction and return patronage in mall restaurants? Is there a difference in restaurant customers' satisfaction and return patronage levels based on their demographic characteristics? Is there a difference in restaurant customers' satisfaction and return patronage in the respective mall restaurants? Design / methodology / approach: A mixed-methods research design was followed. The views of restaurateurs and mall managers were explored (qualitative and 590 customers of eight restaurants situated in the mall successfully completed questionnaires (quantitative. Analysis of variance, t-tests, correlation analysis and regression analysis were performed to reach the objectives of the study. Findings: This research showed that food quality, quality service, restaurant ambience, the quality of facilities and the presence of management are important attributes in contributing to customers' overall dining satisfaction. Food quality and overall dining satisfaction are regarded as important attributes for restaurant customers' decision to return to a mall restaurant. Demographic characteristics of restaurant customers have little impact on customer satisfaction and return patronage levels. Mall restaurants were not equally successful in satisfying their customers in terms of service quality, quality of facilities and the presence of management

  16. 78 FR 38809 - Agency Information Collection (NCA Customer Satisfaction Surveys (Headstone/Marker)) Activity...

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    ... survey its customers to determine the kind and quality of services they want and their level of satisfaction with existing service. VA will use the data collected to maintain ongoing measures of performance... AFFAIRS Agency Information Collection (NCA Customer Satisfaction Surveys (Headstone/Marker))...

  17. An Electronic Service Quality Reference Model for Designing E-Commerce Websites Which Maximizes Customer Satisfaction

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    Shaheen, Amer N.

    2011-01-01

    This research investigated Electronic Service Quality (E-SQ) features that contribute to customer satisfaction in an online environment. The aim was to develop an approach which improves E-CRM processes and enhances online customer satisfaction. The research design adopted mixed methods involving qualitative and quantitative methods to…

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    ... patients that will be used to identify problems or compliant and to improve the quality of health care... AFFAIRS Agency Information Collection (Nation-Wide Customer Satisfaction Surveys) Activities Under OMB....'' SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Nation-wide Customer Satisfaction Surveys, VA Forms 10-1465- 2 through...

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    ... used to identify problems or compliant and to improve the quality of health care services delivered to... AFFAIRS Agency Information Collection (Nation-wide Customer Satisfaction Surveys) Activities Under OMB... INFORMATION: Title: Nation-wide Customer Satisfaction Surveys, VA Forms 1465-2 through 1465-4. OMB...

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    ... 39 Postal Service 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Information on customer satisfaction and retail access. 3050.53 Section 3050.53 Postal Service POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION PERSONNEL PERIODIC REPORTING § 3050.53 Information on customer satisfaction and retail access....

  1. 76 FR 70827 - Proposed Information Collection (Board of Veterans' Appeals Customer Satisfaction With Hearing...

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    ... AFFAIRS Proposed Information Collection (Board of Veterans' Appeals Customer Satisfaction With Hearing... techniques or the use of other forms of information technology. Title: Board of Veterans' Appeals Customer Satisfaction with Hearing Survey Card, VA Form 0745. OMB Control Number: 2900-0548. Type of Review:...

  2. 77 FR 2349 - Proposed Information Collection (Nation-wide Customer Satisfaction Surveys) Activity: Comment...

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Proposed Information Collection (Nation-wide Customer Satisfaction Surveys) Activity: Comment... forms of information technology. Title: Nation-wide Customer Satisfaction Surveys, VA Forms 10-1465-...

  3. 77 FR 3843 - Agency Information Collection (Board of Veterans' Appeals Customer Satisfaction With Hearing...

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    ... AFFAIRS Agency Information Collection (Board of Veterans' Appeals Customer Satisfaction With Hearing... techniques or the use of other forms of information technology. Title: Board of Veterans' Appeals Customer Satisfaction with Hearing Survey, VA Form 0745. OMB Control Number: 2900-0548. Type of Review: Extension of...

  4. Unveiling Ceremony on Customer Satisfaction Assessment Center of Chine National Institute of Standardization Was Held

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    @@ On May 12, the Customer Satisfaction Assessment Center of China National Institute of Standardization (CNIS), jointly set up by CNIS and Tsinghua University and specialized in conducting theoretical research on Customer Satisfaction and the related investigation and assessment work; was formally established in Beijing.

  5. Customer Value, Satisfaction and Behavioral Intentions: the Effects of Consumer Search Behavior

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    Wahyuningsih

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available This study develops and tests an integrative model to examine the relationships among customer value, satisfaction and behavioral intentions based upon a typology of consumer search behaviors. The model was tested using surveyed data from 546 customers of car insurance in Melbourne, Australia. The findings demonstrate that each type of consumer (passive, rational-active, relational-dependent, performs differently on the relationships among customer value, satisfaction, and behavioral intentions. The identification of value, satisfaction, and behavioral intentions within each search behavior allows managers to deliver optimal value and satisfaction to their consumers.

  6. Stereotyping and Job Satisfaction among American Indian Female Supervisors.

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    Warner, Linda Sue; Seaberg, John J., Jr.

    The American Indian has been a common American motif, not recognized as part of the American present. As the modern American Indian woman moves into the White world of work, she often experiences a "double bind" as the object of both ethnic and sex role stereotypes. This paper examines the relationships between the job satisfaction of American…

  7. Developing a model of factors affecting the customer satisfaction in traditional and electronic banking

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    Hamed Heidari

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Electronic banking is among the major electronic services in electronic commerce, but the lack of appropriate tool for measurement of customer satisfaction in banking industry has diminished the speed of electronic banking development. This study aims at investigating the factors affecting the customer satisfaction in traditional and electronic banking industry in order to determine the factors which lead to the customer satisfaction. Therefore, the factors, namely, the traditional service quality with six dimensions, the electronic service quality with three dimensions, customer satisfaction, loyalty and trust are extracted according to the literature review, and the structural equation modeling is implemented on this basis. The statistical population of research consists of customers in one of the private banks and 242 subjects are selected as the samples. The data analysis is performed by partial least squares-structural equation modeling technique (PLS-SEM using Smart PLS software. The data analysis results indicate that one dimension of electronic service quality including the telephone banking quality affect the customer satisfaction and two dimensions of traditional service quality including the complaint management and tangibility also have impact on the customer satisfaction. Moreover, the impact of customer satisfaction on the customer trust and loyalty is approved in this study.

  8. Perceived justice and recovery satisfaction: the moderating role of customer-perceived quality

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    Jha Subhash

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Recovery strategies are critical to service providers in their efforts to maintain satisfied and loyal customers. While the existing research shows that recovery satisfaction is a function of customer perception of distributive, procedural and interactional justice, the present study considers an important contextual factor - customer-perceived quality of the service provider in the evaluation of justice dimensions and satisfaction. To test the hypotheses proposed, a survey was carried out in the mobile services context. The findings reveal that customer-perceived quality affects the evaluation of justice dimensions and its outcomes. The findings reveal that while distributive justice enhances recovery satisfaction for low perceived quality services, the procedural justice resulted in greater satisfaction in high perceived quality services. Thus, by understanding the role of customer-perceived quality, service managers can deliver effective recovery strategies thereby enhancing satisfaction and loyalty.

  9. Customer Satisfaction for Cellular Phones in Pakistan: A Case Study of Mobilink

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    Shakir Hafeez

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Customer satisfaction is a crucial element for the success of all businesses. One of the biggest challenges for a market is how to satisfy and retain the customers. The purpose of this study is to find the level of satisfaction and loyalty among the users of cellular phones. This study is based on Mobilink’s prepaid customers. The findings suggest that overall customer satisfaction and customer loyalty is comparatively low among the customers of Mobilink. The Customer loyalty in Pakistan’s mobile sector is relatively low because it is an emerging industry, new players are entering in this market and customers are more fascinated to try the new service providers. However it is expected that when the industry will be well established, the results will be more comparable to other studies.

  10. Understanding the relationship between Kano model's customer satisfaction scores and self-stated requirements importance.

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    Mkpojiogu, Emmanuel O C; Hashim, Nor Laily

    2016-01-01

    Customer satisfaction is the result of product quality and viability. The place of the perceived satisfaction of users/customers for a software product cannot be neglected especially in today competitive market environment as it drives the loyalty of customers and promotes high profitability and return on investment. Therefore understanding the importance of requirements as it is associated with the satisfaction of users/customers when their requirements are met is worth the pain considering. It is necessary to know the relationship between customer satisfactions when their requirements are met (or their dissatisfaction when their requirements are unmet) and the importance of such requirement. So many works have been carried out on customer satisfaction in connection with the importance of requirements but the relationship between customer satisfaction scores (coefficients) of the Kano model and users/customers self-stated requirements importance have not been sufficiently explored. In this study, an attempt is made to unravel the underlying relationship existing between Kano model's customer satisfaction indexes and users/customers self reported requirements importance. The results of the study indicate some interesting associations between these considered variables. These bivariate associations reveal that customer satisfaction index (SI), and average satisfaction coefficient (ASC) and customer dissatisfaction index (DI) and average satisfaction coefficient (ASC) are highly correlated (r = 96 %) and thus ASC can be used in place of either SI or DI in representing customer satisfaction scores. Also, these Kano model's customer satisfaction variables (SI, DI, and ASC) are each associated with self-stated requirements importance (IMP). Further analysis indicates that the value customers or users place on requirements that are met or on features that are incorporated into a product influences the level of satisfaction such customers derive from the product. The

  11. Understanding the relationship between Kano model's customer satisfaction scores and self-stated requirements importance.

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    Mkpojiogu, Emmanuel O C; Hashim, Nor Laily

    2016-01-01

    Customer satisfaction is the result of product quality and viability. The place of the perceived satisfaction of users/customers for a software product cannot be neglected especially in today competitive market environment as it drives the loyalty of customers and promotes high profitability and return on investment. Therefore understanding the importance of requirements as it is associated with the satisfaction of users/customers when their requirements are met is worth the pain considering. It is necessary to know the relationship between customer satisfactions when their requirements are met (or their dissatisfaction when their requirements are unmet) and the importance of such requirement. So many works have been carried out on customer satisfaction in connection with the importance of requirements but the relationship between customer satisfaction scores (coefficients) of the Kano model and users/customers self-stated requirements importance have not been sufficiently explored. In this study, an attempt is made to unravel the underlying relationship existing between Kano model's customer satisfaction indexes and users/customers self reported requirements importance. The results of the study indicate some interesting associations between these considered variables. These bivariate associations reveal that customer satisfaction index (SI), and average satisfaction coefficient (ASC) and customer dissatisfaction index (DI) and average satisfaction coefficient (ASC) are highly correlated (r = 96 %) and thus ASC can be used in place of either SI or DI in representing customer satisfaction scores. Also, these Kano model's customer satisfaction variables (SI, DI, and ASC) are each associated with self-stated requirements importance (IMP). Further analysis indicates that the value customers or users place on requirements that are met or on features that are incorporated into a product influences the level of satisfaction such customers derive from the product. The

  12. Customer satisfaction and internationalization through e-marketing : Case: Cybershop web shop

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    Haapanen, Meri-Sisko

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this thesis is to measure the level of satisfaction of the Cyber-shop’s web shop’s customers with the help of an online questionnaire. The satisfaction with the service, products and the web pages was measured to gain comprehensive outcomes. The theoretical part of the thesis includes topics; customer satisfaction, international marketing and internationalization through e-marketing. To gain knowledge of internationalization through e-marketing, in addition to literature, q...

  13. COMPARISON OF CUSTOMER SATISFACTION WITH QUALITY OF SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN; PRIVATE GYM CLUBS CITY SHAHROOD

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    Somaye Abbasi; Farzad Ghafouri; Mojtaba Rajabi

    2011-01-01

    This study; comparing the quality of customer service satisfaction clubs city Shahrood had aprivate gym. Expanding sports and fitness centers in many countries over the past decade;service providers increasingly Sport on quality service and efficient operation; in order toemphasize profitability drawn.Organizations also improved greatly on activities that increasecustomer satisfaction is; they invest. So measuring service quality and customer satisfaction hasbecome important in bodybuilding a...

  14. Efficiency evaluation of customer satisfaction index in e-banking using the fuzzy data envelopment analysis

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    Aliyar Esmaeili; Mohamad Sadegh Horri

    2014-01-01

    E-commerce has created significant opportunities for the corporations to understand the customers’ expectations, desired values, to increase their satisfaction and to expand their market share, more efficiently. The most significant activity of e-commerce is in the field of e-banking and financial services. Customer satisfaction index is a concept introduced for evaluating of the service quality in electronic banking. Considering the relative importance of customer satisfaction in e-banking, ...

  15. CSI Index Of Customer's Satisfaction Applied In The Area Of Public Transport

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    Poliaková, Adela

    2015-06-01

    In Western countries, the new visions are applied in quality control for an integrated public transport system. Public transport puts the customer at the centre of our decision making in achieving customer satisfaction with provided service. Sustainable surveys are kept among customers. A lot of companies are collecting huge databases containing over 30,000 voices of customers, which demonstrates the current satisfaction levels across the public transport service. Customer satisfaction with a provided service is a difficult task. In this service, the quality criteria are not clearly defined, and it is therefore difficult to define customer satisfaction. The paper introduces a possibility of CSI index application in conditions of the Slovak Republic transport area.

  16. The Effect Of Perceived Justice On Customer Satisfaction In The Service Recovery Context: Testing Mediating Variables

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    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available This study examines the impact of service failure through the model of service recovery evaluation. The study focuses on the concept of justice theory to determine the influence of emotions on the three dimensions of justice (distributive, procedural, and interactional for consumer satisfaction. The study considered a sample of 102 retailers in the Yogyakarta region in Indonesia, whose customers had experienced service failure and received service recovery. This study hypothesizes that perceived justice will significantly affect customer satisfaction directly in the context of service recovery satisfaction. It is further hypothesized that there will be a significant indirect effect of perceived justice on customer satisfaction in the context of service recovery satisfaction through emotions. This study employs the hierarchical regression model and shows that perceived justice (distributive, procedural, and interactional significantly and directly affects customer satisfaction. Further findings indicate that perceived justice also significantly and indirectly affects customer satisfaction. Positive emotions influence the effect of perceived justice on customer satisfaction. Negative emotions only mediate between perceived procedural justice and satisfaction. Thus, negative emotions do not elicit perceived distributive and interactional justice to unsatisfied retailer as consumers. The mediating variables are only partial mediations. The findings hold significant implications for the theory and practice of service recovery management, especially for retailers and service providers.

  17. Patient satisfaction and ethnic identity among American Indian older adults.

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    Garroutte, Eva Marie; Kunovich, Robert M; Jacobsen, Clemma; Goldberg, Jack

    2004-12-01

    Work in the field of culturally competent medical care draws on studies showing that minority Americans often report lower satisfaction with care than White Americans and recommends that providers should adapt care to patients' cultural needs. However, empirical evidence in support of cultural competence models is limited by reliance upon measurements of racial rather than ethnic identity and also by a near-total neglect of American Indians. This project explored the relationship between ethnic identity and satisfaction using survey data collected from 115 chronically ill American Indian patients >or=50 years at a Cherokee Nation clinic. Satisfaction scores were high overall and comparable to those found in the general population. Nevertheless, analysis using hierarchical linear modeling showed that patients' self-rated American Indian ethnic identity was significantly associated with satisfaction. Specifically, patients who rated themselves high on the measure of American Indian ethnic identity reported reduced scores on satisfaction with health care providers' social skill and attentiveness, as compared to those who rated themselves lower. Significant associations remained after controlling for patients' sex, age, education, marital status, self-reported health, wait time, and number of previous visits. There were no significant associations between patients' American Indian ethnic identity and satisfaction with provider's technical skill and shared decision-making. Likewise, there were no significant associations between satisfaction and a separate measure of White American ethnic identity, although a suggestive trend was observed for satisfaction with provider's social skill. Our findings demonstrate the importance of including measures of ethnic identity in studies of medical satisfaction in racial minority populations. They support the importance of adapting care to patient's cultural needs, and they highlight the particular significance of interpersonal

  18. Patient satisfaction and ethnic identity among American Indian older adults.

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    Garroutte, Eva Marie; Kunovich, Robert M; Jacobsen, Clemma; Goldberg, Jack

    2004-12-01

    Work in the field of culturally competent medical care draws on studies showing that minority Americans often report lower satisfaction with care than White Americans and recommends that providers should adapt care to patients' cultural needs. However, empirical evidence in support of cultural competence models is limited by reliance upon measurements of racial rather than ethnic identity and also by a near-total neglect of American Indians. This project explored the relationship between ethnic identity and satisfaction using survey data collected from 115 chronically ill American Indian patients >or=50 years at a Cherokee Nation clinic. Satisfaction scores were high overall and comparable to those found in the general population. Nevertheless, analysis using hierarchical linear modeling showed that patients' self-rated American Indian ethnic identity was significantly associated with satisfaction. Specifically, patients who rated themselves high on the measure of American Indian ethnic identity reported reduced scores on satisfaction with health care providers' social skill and attentiveness, as compared to those who rated themselves lower. Significant associations remained after controlling for patients' sex, age, education, marital status, self-reported health, wait time, and number of previous visits. There were no significant associations between patients' American Indian ethnic identity and satisfaction with provider's technical skill and shared decision-making. Likewise, there were no significant associations between satisfaction and a separate measure of White American ethnic identity, although a suggestive trend was observed for satisfaction with provider's social skill. Our findings demonstrate the importance of including measures of ethnic identity in studies of medical satisfaction in racial minority populations. They support the importance of adapting care to patient's cultural needs, and they highlight the particular significance of interpersonal

  19. Service quality, customer satisfaction and loyalty: an empirical analysis of banking sector in Pakistan

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    Zafar, Mohsin; Zafar, Sana; Asif, Aasia; Hunjra, Ahmed Imran; Ahmad, H. Mushtaq

    2011-01-01

    The basic aim of this study is to explore most common constructs for quality of banking services, which influence customer satisfaction and examine the impact of customer satisfaction on customer loyalty in the context of banking relationships. The questionnaire was used to collect the data from 192 valid respondents by convenience sampling method. SPSS was used to analyze the data and AMOS was used to test the model. The results of the study show that there is a positive and significant link...

  20. Analysis of customer satisfaction in the hotel of Sheraton Prague Charles Square Hotel

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    Szabó, Tomáš

    2010-01-01

    This bachelor thesis deals with the issues of customer satisfaction in the particular Prague hotel. It attempts to describe the overall customer satisfaction and its development throughout the existence of the hotel. In addition, it analyses its impact on loyalty to the brand of the hotel brand and the willingness of customers to recommend the hotel to their friends. It stresses the impact of the benefit of hotel loyalty program to brand loyalty of the hotel. This thesis seeks to answer the p...

  1. Attributes And Consequences Of Customer Satisfaction In Tourism Industry: The Case Of Polish Travel Agencies

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    Andrzej Kobylanski

    2012-01-01

    The term “customer satisfaction” still has an abstract meaning for managers in developing countries. This study focuses on travel agencies in Poland, to improve managers’ awareness of how customer satisfaction can directly improve business performance. Authors investigated nine attributes of the travel agency service, and identified four of them that have significant effect on overall customer satisfaction (“quality of the offer,” “safety,” “convenience” and “comparison of the delivered servi...

  2. Customer satisfaction evaluation and recommendations for a marketing communication. Case: Business-Hotel “Karelia”

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    Guterman, Yana

    2015-01-01

    The economic which crisis started at the end of 2014 in Russia affected the hospitality industry significantly, the amount of tourists decreased, and issues of customer satisfaction and new cus-tomers’ attraction have become very important for hotel businesses. The main objectives of this thesis were to evaluate the current level of customer satisfaction and suggest some new ways of communication with the potential customers for the Business-Hotel “Karelia”. This hotel, located in Saint-P...

  3. Customer Satisfaction of S-card members in Sokos Hotel Ilves

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    Thande, Eric

    2012-01-01

    Companies try to find point of uniqueness to differentiate themselves from their competitors. In order for the companies to differentiate themselves from competitors, they must measure their customer satisfaction level. This way they can take corrective action to strengthen their relationship with the customers. The main aim of this thesis is to measure the customer satisfaction of level of S-card members. The research is carried out in Sokos hotel Ilves located in Tampere Finland. The author...

  4. The Impact of Intercultural Communication Competence on Service Quality and Customer Satisfaction

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    GÜNEŞ, Araş. Gör. İsmet; Sh. AHMAD, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fauziah

    2015-01-01

    The article aims to better understand the impact of intercultural communication competence on personal interaction and customer satisfaction in grocery retail industry. The study explored three major constructs namely intercultural communication competence, personal interaction which is one of the important variables for service quality and customer satisfaction of major grocery retail outlets (e.g. supermarkets and hypermarkets) in Klang Valley area, Malaysia. The customer based approach met...

  5. E-Banking Service Quality and Customer Satisfaction of a State Owned Schedule Bank of Bangladesh

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    Munir MMM

    2016-01-01

    The aim of this research is to find out the relationship between e-banking service quality (i.e. service quality, information quality and system quality) and Customer satisfaction among customers of a state owned schedule Bank in Dhaka, Bangladesh. A judgmental sampling technique was employed for this research. This study was quantitative in nature. It will see the relationship of these variables i.e., service quality, information quality and system quality and customer satisfaction of the cu...

  6. Factors Influencing Customer Satisfaction and E-Loyalty: Online Shopping Environment among the Young Adults

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    Izyan Hizza Bt. HILA LUDIN; Boon Liat CHENG

    2014-01-01

    According to Internet World Stats (2012) about 60.7% of the total population in Malaysia uses the Internet and about more than 11 million people out of that number are young adults. From business and marketing perspectives, according to Nelson (2012), satisfied customers tend to share their experiences about a company or business to other people. Thus, this study aims to examine the factors influencing customer satisfaction, and how customer satisfaction subsequently affects e-loyalty towards...

  7. A Study about Customer Satisfaction of e-Service Quality of Point of Sale (POS)

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    Sayyed Hassan Mirhosseini Ardakani; Mohammad Shaker Ardakani; Mohammad Fotouhi Ardakani

    2015-01-01

    This study examines the level of customer satisfaction and service quality of e-reader devices has stores and SPSS22 software was used for data analysis and correlation tests to determine the relationship of variables, the analysis of the test for identification of direct and indirect effects of variables has been used on customer satisfaction. The population of this study, shoppers and stores are Ardakan, Iran and sample its 200 stores and shops in the city which has customers randomly selec...

  8. Customer Satisfaction Index – as a Base for Strategic Marketing Management

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    Karolina Ilieska

    2013-01-01

    Customer satisfaction index -CSI results provide: an economic indicator of the quality of economic output; calculation of the net present value of their company’s customer base as an asset over time; information for strategic business applications; a predictor of consumer spending & corporate earnings. In this paper the focus of research is customer satisfaction index as a base for new strategic marketing management. For this purpose I have carried out a survey on representative samples of Ma...

  9. Customer Value, Satisfaction and Behavioral Intentions: the Effects of Consumer Search Behavior

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    Wahyuningsih

    2011-01-01

    This study develops and tests an integrative model to examine the relationships among customer value, satisfaction and behavioral intentions based upon a typology of consumer search behaviors. The model was tested using surveyed data from 546 customers of car insurance in Melbourne, Australia. The findings demonstrate that each type of consumer (passive, rational-active, relational-dependent), performs differently on the relationships among customer value, satisfaction, and behavioral intent...

  10. Internal Customer Satisfaction and Service Quality Toward Trust and Word of Mouth

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    Sri Rahayu

    2011-01-01

    This study generally aims to analyze the influence of internal customer satisfaction and perceptions of service quality in creating trust and word of mouth in higher education service industry. In the process, this study aims to achieve a special purpose, which is to build constructs/ variables to measure internal customer satisfaction, so in the future it can be applied to universally in other institutions of higher education. The results of this study indicate that the internal customer sat...

  11. Chinese customer satisfaction survey- a quantitative research based on Chinese customers’ perspectives

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    Nguyen, Tung

    2015-01-01

    Nowadays, the competition of every business is very intense and all the company realizes that they not only have to develop their products or services but also understand their customers. The purpose of this thesis is measure the current level of customer’s satisfaction of case company in China to better understand customers as well as define and analyze the factors that might change the customer’s satisfaction. This theoretical section of thesis concentrates on services and customer sati...

  12. Gender effects on customer satisfaction in banking industry a case of commercial banks in Bindura, Zimbabwe.

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    Musekiwa Albert; Kosmas Njanike; Paul Mukucha

    2011-01-01

    The establishment of excellent customer satisfaction is paramount to the success of any business in today’s global village. This study aimed to establish gender effects on customer service expectations in commercial banks customers in Bindura. A sample size of 200 commercial banks customers was used. Results showed that female customers gave higher rating on staff and organization that was courteous gave personal attention, accurate information, helpful and had clean facilities while male cus...

  13. Contribution of job satisfaction to happiness of Asian Americans.

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    Weaver, C N

    2001-08-01

    Many demographic and labor force characteristics, such as family income, educational attainment, and occupation, correlated with job satisfaction. Since Asian Americans are more like Euro-Americans than African Americans in most of these characteristics, it seems reasonable to predict that their job satisfaction would be high as for Euro-Americans rather than low as for African Americans. Yet research of Weaver and Hinson showed that the opposite is true. One explanation for this unexpected result is that Asians do not think of jobs as a source of happiness but simply as a means of earning money to underwrite other aspects of their lives, such as the well-being of their families, which are the main sources of their happiness. The hypothesis was tested that job satisfaction does not contribute to the happiness of Asian Americans in comparison to satisfaction from other domains of their lives. Analysis was conducted of the attitudes of Asian-American (n = 160), African-American (n = 602), and Euro-American (n = 6,477) workers who responded to 22 surveys drawn from 1972 to 1998, each of which was representative of the labor force of the USA. The hypothesis was supported by the finding that the partial correlation of job satisfaction and global happiness with satisfaction in seven other domains of life (marriage, financial condition, community, nonwork activities, family, health and physical condition, and friendships) held constant was significant for Euro-American women and men but not for Asian Americans or African Americans of either sex. And, the same result occurred when global happiness was regressed on job satisfaction net the effects of satisfaction in other seven domains. PMID:11729542

  14. Contribution of job satisfaction to happiness of Asian Americans.

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    Weaver, C N

    2001-08-01

    Many demographic and labor force characteristics, such as family income, educational attainment, and occupation, correlated with job satisfaction. Since Asian Americans are more like Euro-Americans than African Americans in most of these characteristics, it seems reasonable to predict that their job satisfaction would be high as for Euro-Americans rather than low as for African Americans. Yet research of Weaver and Hinson showed that the opposite is true. One explanation for this unexpected result is that Asians do not think of jobs as a source of happiness but simply as a means of earning money to underwrite other aspects of their lives, such as the well-being of their families, which are the main sources of their happiness. The hypothesis was tested that job satisfaction does not contribute to the happiness of Asian Americans in comparison to satisfaction from other domains of their lives. Analysis was conducted of the attitudes of Asian-American (n = 160), African-American (n = 602), and Euro-American (n = 6,477) workers who responded to 22 surveys drawn from 1972 to 1998, each of which was representative of the labor force of the USA. The hypothesis was supported by the finding that the partial correlation of job satisfaction and global happiness with satisfaction in seven other domains of life (marriage, financial condition, community, nonwork activities, family, health and physical condition, and friendships) held constant was significant for Euro-American women and men but not for Asian Americans or African Americans of either sex. And, the same result occurred when global happiness was regressed on job satisfaction net the effects of satisfaction in other seven domains.

  15. THE EFFECTS OF SERVICE QUALITY AND CUSTOMER SATISFACTION ON CUSTOMER LOYALTY: A CASE OF THAI MOBILE NETWORK INDUSTRY

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    Ajdanai Yuktanandana; Dissatat Prasertsakul

    2015-01-01

    This research proposes a conceptual framework to examine the effects of service quality and customer satisfaction on customer loyalty. In order to test and prove the conceptual framework, fi eld research was conducted. Th e questionnaire was designed based on existing constructs in relevant literature. The research target sample consisted of 401 Bangkok-based customers of Th ai major mobile service providers, AIS, DTAC, and Truemove. Reliability tests and statistical analyses were performed t...

  16. The relationship between customer satisfaction and service quality : a study of three service sectors in Umeå

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    Agbor, Jenet Manyi

    2011-01-01

    It is obvious that customers are important stakeholders in organizations and their satisfaction is a priority to management. Customer satisfaction has been a subject of great interest to organizations and researchers alike. In recent years, organizations are obliged to render more services in addition to their offers. The quality of service has become an aspect of customer satisfaction. It has been proven by some researchers that service quality is related to customer satisfaction. Others use...

  17. Pengaruh e-CRM dan Service Quality terhadap Customer Satisfaction dan Dampaknya terhadap Customer Loyalty pada PT XL

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    Marshellina Marshellina

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available This study aims to look at the influence and how much the influence of e-CRM (X1 and Quality of Service (X2 for Customer Satisfaction (Y that impact on Customer Loyalty (Z at PT XL. Data collection techniques were with questionnaires, the number of population in this study was approximately three millionrespondents, ie customers who use the product XL in West Jakarta, because the area most widely uses XL provider. Total sample was 100 respondents and the technique used was simple random sampling. The method used in this study was Pearson correlation and path analysis. Based on the results of data analysis, structural equation is Y = 0.310 + 0.330 X1 + X2 0.874 and Z = 0.005 X1 + X2 + 0.449 -0.070 + 0.903 Y, which Electronic Customer Relationship Management and the quality of service have yet to be effective in providing a positive influence for customer loyalty directly, but it must go through prior customer satisfaction as an intervening variable. Therefore, more companies should make improvements to the new way of communicating with customers via electronic media because it gives quite effective results for customer satisfaction in PT XL. Inaddition, PT XL should provide training and better development for the employees working in the company to improve the quality of service that can create customer loyalty.

  18. Customer emotion regulation in the service interactions: its relationship to employee ingratiation, satisfaction and loyalty intentions.

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    Medler-Liraz, Hana; Yagil, Dana

    2013-01-01

    Many studies have explored emotional regulation on the part of service employees, and its antecedents. However, customers' emotional regulation in general, and how it is affected by service employee behavior in particular, have received only scant attention. The present article explores a model suggesting that service employees' ingratiatory behavior relates to customer emotion regulation strategies, which in turn are related to customer satisfaction and loyalty. The model was tested with 131 service employee-customer dyads. The results show that service employee ingratiation was positively related to customers' deep acting but not related to surface acting. Customers' deep acting was positively related to their satisfaction. A positive relationship was found between customer satisfaction and loyalty. PMID:23724700

  19. Customer emotion regulation in the service interactions: its relationship to employee ingratiation, satisfaction and loyalty intentions.

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    Medler-Liraz, Hana; Yagil, Dana

    2013-01-01

    Many studies have explored emotional regulation on the part of service employees, and its antecedents. However, customers' emotional regulation in general, and how it is affected by service employee behavior in particular, have received only scant attention. The present article explores a model suggesting that service employees' ingratiatory behavior relates to customer emotion regulation strategies, which in turn are related to customer satisfaction and loyalty. The model was tested with 131 service employee-customer dyads. The results show that service employee ingratiation was positively related to customers' deep acting but not related to surface acting. Customers' deep acting was positively related to their satisfaction. A positive relationship was found between customer satisfaction and loyalty.

  20. Targeting, Segmenting and Positioning the Market for College Students to Increase Customer Satisfaction and Overall Performance

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    Wright, Robert E.

    2008-01-01

    Numerous studies have explored the relationship between marketing efforts and firm financial performance. Studies have looked at potential lifetime value of customers, to demonstrate the value of keeping customers. Various other studies have looked at the relationship between customer satisfaction and firm performance. However, few studies have…

  1. An integrative conceptual framework for analyzing customer satisfaction with shopping trip experiences in grocery retailing

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    Esbjerg, Lars; Jensen, Birger Boutrup; Bech-Larsen, Tino;

    2012-01-01

    Grocery retailers aim to satisfy customers, and because grocery shopping trips are frequently recurring, they must do socontinuously. Surprisingly, little research has addressed satisfaction with individual grocery shopping trips. This article therefore develops a conceptual framework for analyzing...... customer satisfaction with individual grocery shopping trip experiences within a overall ‘disconfirmation of expectations model’ of customer satisfaction. The contribution of the framework is twofold. First, by focusing on satisfaction with individual grocery shopping trips, previous research...... on satisfaction in the retailing literature. Second, the framework synthesizes and integrates multiple central concepts from different research streams into a common framework for analyzing shopping trip satisfaction. Propositions are derived regarding the relationships among the different concepts...

  2. Financial health and customer satisfaction in private health care providers in Brazil.

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    Schiozer, Rafael Felipe; Saito, Cristiana Checchia; Saito, Richard

    2011-11-01

    This paper analyzes the relationship between the financial health and organizational form of private health care providers in Brazil. It also examines the major determinants of customer satisfaction associated with the provider's organizational form. An adjusted Altman's z-score is used as an indicator of financial health. A proxy variable based on customer complaints filed at the Brazilian National Agency for Supplementary Health is used as an indicator for customer satisfaction. The study uses a sample of 270 private health care providers and their operations over the period 2003-2005. Panel data analysis includes control variables related to market, operations, and management. Principal results indicate that: (1) private health care providers benefit from economies of scale; (2) self-funded health plans have better financial health; (3) spending on marketing does not have a significant impact on customer satisfaction in Brazil; (4) weak empirical evidence exists showing that good financial performance enhances customer's satisfaction. PMID:22124495

  3. Analyzing the Influence of Ethical Sales Behavior on Customers Loyalty through Customer Satisfaction and Trust in Insurance Company

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    Razieh Pezhman

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study is to analysis of a model for investigation the influences of ethical sales behavior on customer loyalty in insurance industry with a case study in Parsian Insurance Company in Iran. The theoretical topics collected by means of library and Internet and the data was obtained from questionnaire. To analyze the data, the structural equation modeling embedded in the AMOS software was applied. The results of analyzing data reveal that the presented model is an appropriate model for investigation the influence of ethical sales behavior on customer loyalty in insurance company. Results also show that the salesperson’s ethical behavior has an important influence on customer satisfaction from salesperson and their trust to the seller. Ethical behavior also has great impact on customer loyalty to the insurance; however this influence is not proven directly, it is mediated by customer satisfaction and trust to the salesperson.

  4. Identifying service quality dimensions as antecedents to customer satisfaction in retail banking

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    Iča Rojšek

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper explores service quality in a retail bank setting in Slovenia and its influence on customer satisfaction. In previous studies both SERVQUAL and SERVPERF scales have been used for measuring service quality. Based on SERVPERF a 28-item scale has been developed for this study. Through factor analysis four dimensions of service quality have been obtained. The results from regression analysis suggest that all four dimensions of service quality as well as service range influence customer satisfaction. The information provided by this research can be used when designing marketing strategies to improve customer satisfaction in retail banking.

  5. Determinants of Customer Satisfaction and Service Quality-The Case of Romanian Public Services-

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    Horia Mihai RABOCA

    2006-02-01

    Full Text Available The present study portrays customer satisfaction and service quality as a multidimensional construct and investigates the link between customer satisfaction determinants and service quality determinants. Based on arguments that customer satisfaction should be operationalized along the same determinants/factors and dimensions (and the corresponding items on which service quality is operationalized, the results of study indicate that the two constructs are indeed independent but closely related, implying that an increase in one is likely to lead to an increase in another.

  6. CUSTOMER SATISFACTION AND LOYALTY OF A FRANCHISE PRODUCT EVIDENCE FROM NASI BEBEK GINYO RESTAURANT IN JAKARTA

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    Kartika Puspitasari Adiningsih

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The objectives of this study were to: 1 identify the characteristics of the customers of Restaurant Nasi Bebek Ginyo, 2 to analyze factors influencing customer satisfaction and loyalty, and 3 to analyze the level of customer satisfaction and loyalty. Descriptive Analysis, Structural Equation Modelling (SEM, Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI and Customer Loyalty Index (CLI were used to analyze the data. The results of the study showed that tangible, reliability, food quality, and perceived value had significantly contributed to influencing customer satisfaction. From the estimates of SEM output, the results of CSI for this study were 67.78% and CLI is 58. 11%. The results of the study suggested for managerial implications to increase the level of customer satisfaction and loyalty.Keywords: customer satisfaction, customer loyalty, SEM, CSI, CLIABSTRAKTujuan dari penelitian ini adalah: 1 mengidentifikasi karakteristik dan perilaku konsumen restoran Nasi Bebek Ginyo, 2 menganalisis faktor-faktor yang mempengaruhi kepuasan dan loyalitas konsumen, dan 3 menganalisis tingkat kepuasan dan loyalitas konsumen.Analisis yang digunakan untuk mengolah data pada penelitian ini, yaitu:analisis deskriptif, Structural Equation Modelling (SEM, Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI dan Customer Loyalty Index (CLI. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwav ariabel laten eksogen tangible, reliability, food quality dan perceived value memiliki hubungan yang signifikan dalam membentuk variabel kepuasan.Dari hasil analisis SEM, didapat nilai perhitungan CSI untuk konsumen restoran Nasi Bebek Ginyo yaitu sebesar 67,78% dan nilai CLI dari penelitian ini yaitu sebesar 58,11%. Implikasi manajerial yang disarankan untuk manajemen restoran Nasi Bebek Ginyo guna memperbaiki kinerja perusahaan, yang akan berdampak pada peningkatan kepuasan dan loyalitas konsumen.Kata kunci: kepuasan konsumen, loyalitas konsumen, SEM, CSI, CLI

  7. E-Banking Service Quality and Customer Satisfaction of a State Owned Schedule Bank of Bangladesh

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    Munir MMM

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this research is to find out the relationship between e-banking service quality (i.e. service quality, information quality and system quality and Customer satisfaction among customers of a state owned schedule Bank in Dhaka, Bangladesh. A judgmental sampling technique was employed for this research. This study was quantitative in nature. It will see the relationship of these variables i.e., service quality, information quality and system quality and customer satisfaction of the customer of state owned schedule Bank. 200 questionnaires were sent to different customer of that Bank within Dhaka city and the study will be analyzed by applying multiple regression analysis using SPSS software version 22, because there are 3 independent variables and their affects have to be seen on the customer satisfaction which is the sole dependent variable.

  8. A Comparison of Customers` Satisfaction with Aerobics and Bodybuilding in Public and Private Gyms

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    Seyed Abbas Afsanepurak

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of the present study is to compare the customers` satisfaction with aerobics and bodybuilding in public and private gyms in Kermanshah-Iran. It was descriptive-survey research. The statistical population were all female private and public customers in aerobics and bodybuilding gyms in Kermanshah. The study sample was 250 female athletes. In order to gather data, a researcher- made questionnaire with the reliability (α = 0.81 was administered.In order to analyze the data, we applied descriptive statistics and inferential statistics including Kolmogrov - Smirnov, t-independent and Friedman rank tests. Data analysis showed that customer satisfaction results between private and public aerobics and bodybuilding gyms for women were significantly different (p0.05. Private gyms and public priorities in terms of customer satisfaction were satisfaction with trainers and gym personnel, satisfaction with the equipment andphysical environment of the gyms, social satisfaction, and satisfaction with services and cultural facilities in the gym. Overall customer satisfaction in the private gyms was higher than public gyms.

  9. PERCEPTION OF CUSTOMER SATISFACTION AND HEALTHCARE SERVICE QUALITY IN THE CONTEXT OF BANGLADESH

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    M. Ahsan Akhtar Hasin

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Purpose - Healthcare service quality and customer satisfaction have been a major research issue over the decade. Customer satisfaction ha s been measured by different researchers under varied environment. A s environment varies, desires of customers and the perception of satisfaction vary. As a result, a major issue is to define the complex nature of customer satisfaction under varied environment. On the other hand, a compromising trade-off is required in operational cost in the wake of increase in cost t o uplift service quality. This research addressed the issue from the context o f Bangladesh. Design/methodology/approach - This research used SERVQUAL, which is a very powerful tool to measure service quality. The study utilized the benefit of hierarchical nature of satisfaction. Service quality was analyzed fro m customers' view point, as well as the service providers, such as doctor s nurses, etc. Finally hypothesis tests we re performed to investigate into the possibility of relationships among the affecting quality parameters and the output service. This analysis was based on customer's perception, as well a s expectation. Findings - The research found the values of service quality parameters, such as tangibles, doctoral service, nursing, infrastructure and management. Th e established fact of dependence of perception of quality on culture has bee n proved once again. The relationship among conflicting parameters were also found using hypothesis testing. Although the study was conducted in the context o f Bangladesh, the analysis procedure is well applicable to other countries. Originality/value - The study proved that the hierarchical nature o f satisfaction can well be analyzed using the powerful tool of SERVQUAL. Th e dependence of customer satisfaction on service quality has been assumed t o be a function of market segmentation and customer perception. This result can guide many of the future research works in further analysis of

  10. The effect of service contact personnel attributes on customer satisfaction and purchase intention

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    S.Gh. Bashi

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the article. The aim of this study is to examine the main and interactive effects of four service contact personnel attributes (physical attractiveness, displayed emotion, helpfulness or appropriateness of dress of service contact personnel. In this research, we conduct to test the effects of service contact personnel attributes on customer satisfaction and purchase intention in sport store services. The results of the analysis. In this research we used two methods for examination of effect of service contact personnel attributes on customer satisfaction and purchase intention. In study 1, using experimental method the data of 960 students in Tehran universities, Iran was collected by scenario-based questionnaire. The result shows the service contact personnel physical attractiveness, displayed positive emotion, and helpfulness all positively influenced customer satisfaction and purchase intention. But appropriateness of dress did not positively influence on customer satisfaction. In study 2, using the survey method the data of 264 customer of sport store in Tehran, Iran was collected by questionnaire. The results show service contact personnel displayed positive emotion, appropriateness of dress and helpfulness all positively influenced customer satisfaction. But physical attractiveness did not positively influence on customer satisfaction. Displayed positive emotion, appropriateness of dress and helpfulness all positively influenced on purchase intention except Service contact personnel physical attractiveness. The results show interactions among the four service contact personnel attributes. The displayed positive emotion is important than appropriate of dress and helpfulness is the most important of attributes of service contact personnel. Conclusions and directions of further researches. The novelty point of this study is to illuminate the impact and interaction of Service contact personnel Attributes on Customer Satisfaction and

  11. Impact of Personalization, Trust and Customer Satisfaction in the Banking Industry of Malaysia

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    Amirreza Forozia; Masoud Farhoodnea

    2012-01-01

    The aim of this research is to study the impact of some factors on customer loyalty in banking industry. Data was collected through a survey from customers in Cyberjaya of Malaysia. Multiple Regression analysis is applied to understand the correlation of the collected data and test the research hypotheses. The results illustrate that personalization, trust and customer satisfaction are vital factors affecting customer loyalty in banking industry. Therefore, the banking sector should build str...

  12. Chinese customer satisfaction survey of online shopping:a case study of Taobao

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    Yue, Liang

    2012-01-01

    The internet has become an increasingly important part of people’s daily life, work, study, entertainment and, in the form of electronic commerce, shopping. Electronic commerce is experiencing rapid growth in China. There are many successful business-to-business, business-to-customer and customer-to-customer online shopping companies in China. As a consequence, competition between vendors is intense and customer satisfaction is a necessary requirement for success. The purpose of this the...

  13. Financial consumer protection and customer satisfaction. A relationship study by using factor analysis and discriminant analysis

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    Marimuthu SELVAKUMAR

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available This paper tries to make an attempt to study the relationship between the financial consumer protection and customer satisfaction by using factor analysis and discriminant analysis. The main objectives of the study are to analyze the financial consumer protection in commercial banks, to examine the customer satisfaction of commercial banks and to identify the factors of financial consumer protection lead customer satisfaction. There are many research work carried out on financial consumer protection in financial literacy, but the identification of factors which lead the financial consumer protection and the relationship between financial consumer protection and the customer satisfaction is very important, Particularly for banks to improve its quality and increase the customer satisfaction. Therefore this study is carried out with the aim of identifying the factors of financial consumer protection and its influence on customer satisfaction. This study is both descriptive and analytical in nature. It covers both primary and secondary data. The primary data has been collected from the customers of commercial banks using pre-tested interview schedule and the secondary data has been collected from standard books, journals, magazines, websites and so on.

  14. Effects of Consumer Search Behavior Typology on the Relationship Between Customer Satisfaction and Behavioral Intentions

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    Wahyuningsih

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available The author investigates how consumer search behavior typology affects the relationship between customer satisfaction and behavioral intentions. The results show that the type of consumer as defined by whether and how they search for information (passive, rational-active, relational-dependent perceive different levels of satisfaction and performs differently on satisfaction behavioral intentions linkages. Relational-dependent and rational active consumers are found to perceive higher satisfaction levels, and to express stronger intentions to engage in positive behavioral intentions than passive consumers. The identification of satisfaction and behavioral intentions within each search type allows managers to satisfy their consumers; hence, the company will obtain higher profit.

  15. Customer Satisfaction in a High-technology Business-to-Business Conext

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    2011-01-01

    Customer satisfaction is a subject that has gained much attention. However, the focus has been on business-to-consumer (B2C) industries rather than business-to-business (B2B) industries. The author investigates the concept of customer satisfaction in a high-technology B2B context. A survey was sent out to industrial customers of a manufacturer of high-technology products. 205 responses were gathered from all levels of the customer organizations. The study investigates the effect of the role a...

  16. The effects of high custom made shoes on gait characteristics and patient satisfaction in hemiplegic gait

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    Eckhardt, Martine M; Mulder, Mascha C Borgerhoff; Horemans, Herwin L; van der Woude, Lucas; Ribbers, Gerard M

    2011-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of a temporary high custom made orthopaedic shoe on functional mobility, walking speed, and gait characteristics in hemiplegic stroke patients. In addition, interference of attentional demands and patient satisfaction were studied. DESIGN: Clinical experimental st

  17. The effects of high custom made shoes on gait characteristics and patient satisfaction in hemiplegic gait

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    Eckhardt, Martine M.; Mulder, Mascha C. Borgerhoff; Horemans, Herwin L.; van der Woude, Luc H.; Ribbers, Gerard M.

    2011-01-01

    Objective: To determine the effects of a temporary high custom made orthopaedic shoe on functional mobility, walking speed, and gait characteristics in hemiplegic stroke patients. In addition, interference of attentional demands and patient satisfaction were studied. Design: Clinical experimental st

  18. EXAMINING FACTORS IN FLUENCING CUSTOMER SATISFACTION AND TRUST TOWARDS VENDORS ON THE MOBILE INTERNET

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    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available This study aims to examine factors influencing customer satisfaction and trust towards vendors on the mobile Internet. Data were analysed among 200 respondents who completed the questionnaire by employing multiple regression analysis. Results revealed that customer satisfaction towards the vendor was significantly influenced by ease-of-use, responsiveness, and brand image. Meanwhile, customer trust towards the vendor in m-commerce is affected by responsiveness, brand image and satisfaction towards the vendor in m-commerce. The findings imply there is a need for a vendor in m-commerce to put greater focus on the factors that can generate more satisfaction and trust from the customers. The paper rounds off with conclusions and an agenda for future research in this area

  19. TWO DETERMINING FACTORS IN INCREASING OF FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE: CUSTOMER SATISFACTION AND EMPLOYEE SATISFACTION: A RESEARCH IN SUPERMARKETS OPERATING IN MALATYA

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    ULUYOL, Osman; Derin, N.; E. T. Demirel

    2011-01-01

    Taking into consideration the financial criteria such as profitability, growth, sales volume and market share, don’t seem enough in evaluating the financial performance of a business. Because, these criteria are mainly related to the past performance of a business. For an evaluation directed for the future different factors other than the financial ones, which are also effective on financial success must be taken into consideration. The level of customer satisfaction and job satisfaction of ...

  20. Customer satisfaction Case: National Life Insurance Company Limited, Khulna Branch

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    Shamsuzzaman, Md.

    2014-01-01

    Customers have particular opinions on their purchase or consumption experience from a product or service. Nowadays, firms are realizing that time has been passed to keep the customers only on price, but need to fulfill the customer's desires, expectations and needs in relation to the service. Competition among the firms, increased drastically due to the globalization, is leading them to keep focus on esteemed customers to make satisfied. Though customers are the main concern and precious ass...

  1. Alignment of service characteristics with competitive strategy & customer satisfaction : A Comparative study in fast food industry

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    Goraya, Muneeb; Zaaroura, Ibrahim

    2016-01-01

    Competitive strategies are an essential tool for sustainable competitive advantage. Particularly in the service industry, strategy has its significance as it plays a vital role in achieving customer satisfaction. This study investigates alignment of four service characteristics i.e. servicescape, service quality, quality and value with the firms’ strategy and how this alignment achieves customer satisfaction. A set of hypotheses were formulated to portray the significance of each of the four ...

  2. A Study of Satisfaction Level of Customers in Government and Private Hospitals

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    Dr. Charu Goel

    2014-01-01

    The prime objective of any servicing organisation like hospitals is the creation of felling of satisfaction among its customers. In hospitals patients are enumerated as the customers. The concept of patients’ satisfaction is converted into patients’delight in the present healthcare industry which means patient should not only be cured during his stay in hospital but also should be delighted with the quality of services provided to him by the hospital and its staff members. It is an old saying...

  3. Restaurant customer satisfaction and return patronage in a Bloemfontein shopping mall

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    Hermanus Johannes Moolman

    2011-01-01

    Purpose: Restaurants form one of the core components of a mall's retail offering and its tenant mix. In order to successfully manage the tenant mix, research suggests that mall management continuously monitor their tenants' performance through customer satisfaction and return patronage surveys. The purpose of the study on which this article is based, was to gain insight into restaurant customers' satisfaction and return patronage in a shopping mall context. Research questions: The rese...

  4. Customer satisfaction on e-banking;a study with special reference to mayiladuthurai

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    Swaminathan, J.; Ananth, A.

    2010-01-01

    Electronic banking or e-banking is automated delivery of new and traditional banking products and services directly to the customer through electronic communication like computer, ATMs, and internet websites. The customer satisfaction level based on the analysis of data relating to 200 respondents indicates that there is significant correlation between age and occupation with other factors. In the analysis it was observed that particular age group have used these services, the satisfaction of...

  5. Empirical Evidence for the Relation between Customer Satisfaction and Business Performance

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    Wiele, Ton; Boselie, Paul; Hesselink, M.

    2001-01-01

    textabstractThis paper focuses on the analysis of empirical data on customer satisfaction and the relationship with hard organisational performance data. The organisation is a Flexcompany with its headquarters in The Netherlands, but also operating in other countries in Europe. The empirical data on customer satisfaction and business performances stem from 1998 and 1999. Based on the empirical data it can be concluded that it is possible to find evidence for the hypothesis that there is a pos...

  6. Customer Satisfaction Survey With Clinical Laboratory and Phlebotomy Services at a Tertiary Care Unit Level

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    Koh, Young Rae; Kim, Shine Young; Kim, In Suk; Chang, Chulhun L.; Lee, Eun Yup; Son, Han Chul; Kim, Hyung Hoi

    2014-01-01

    We performed customer satisfaction surveys for physicians and nurses regarding clinical laboratory services, and for outpatients who used phlebotomy services at a tertiary care unit level to evaluate our clinical laboratory and phlebotomy services. Thus, we wish to share our experiences with the customer satisfaction survey for clinical laboratory and phlebotomy services. Board members of our laboratory designed a study procedure and study population, and developed two types of questionnaire....

  7. Classification of Customer Satisfaction Attributes: An Application of Online Hotel Review Analysis

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    Dong, Jian; Li, Hongxiu; Zhang, Xianfeng

    2014-01-01

    Part 3: Digital Business; International audience; With the wide penetration of Internet, online hotel reviews have become popular among travellers. Online hotel reviews also reflect customer satisfaction with hotel services. In this study we use online hotel reviews to classify the attributes of customer satisfaction with hotel services. The empirical data was collected via Daodao.com, the Chinese affiliated brand of online travel opinion website tripadvisor.com. Based on text mining and cont...

  8. The Link between Organizational Learning Culture and Customer Satisfaction: Confirming Relationship and Exploring Moderating Effect

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    Pantouvakis, Angelos; Bouranta, Nancy

    2013-01-01

    Purpose: The aim of this paper is to develop a theoretical framework and conduct an empirical study across different service sectors to investigate the inter-relationships between organizational learning culture, employee job satisfaction and their impact on customer satisfaction. It also aims to examine an individual-level variable (educational…

  9. Applying Customer Satisfaction Theory to Community College Planning of Counseling Services.

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    Hom, Willard C.

    2002-01-01

    This article discusses a framework in which a researcher may apply a customer satisfaction model to the planning of counseling services at the community college level. It also reviews some historical work on satisfaction research with the unique environment of student services in two-year colleges. The article suggests that readers could benefit…

  10. An analysis of the new norwegian customer satisfaction barometer (new NCSB) in a brazilian supermarket context.

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    Valter Afonso Vieira; Luiz Antonio Slongo

    2007-01-01

    A lot of consumer satisfaction barometers have been proposed by the literature. However, a dilemma is that the validity, the reliability, and the methods used to assess customer satisfaction and related constructs continue to learn, to adapt, and to improve over time. Thus, this paper tries to understand the modifications and improvements proposed by the new NCSB in Brazil. New NCSB is considers one of the last satisfaction barometers projected by the literature. The results showed support to...

  11. Effects of Consumer Search Behavior Typology on the Relationship Between Customer Satisfaction and Behavioral Intentions

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    Wahyuningsih

    2007-01-01

    The author investigates how consumer search behavior typology affects the relationship between customer satisfaction and behavioral intentions. The results show that the type of consumer as defined by whether and how they search for information (passive, rational-active, relational-dependent) perceive different levels of satisfaction and performs differently on satisfaction behavioral intentions linkages. Relational-dependent and rational active consumers are found to perceive higher satisfac...

  12. Satisfaction and Loyalty of Customers towards the Retail Store Formats- Evidence from India

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    Sreekanth, Prathyusha

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    This study aims to identify attributes that contributes to customer satisfaction and loyalty in Indian retail market. Past studies led to the understanding that store attributes, product attributes and service attributes primarily affected the store satisfaction and loyalty of Indian consumers. The findings of this study revealed that only store attributes and product attributes had a profound impact on customers’ loyalty and satisfaction while service attributes did not have any impact. Thes...

  13. Analyzing Mediators of the Customer Satisfaction - Loyalty Relation in Internet Retailing

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    Simona VINEREAN; Alin OPREANA

    2014-01-01

    This study explores the customer satisfaction – loyalty relation in the context of online shopping by introducing various mediators, such as trust, attitude, hedonic value, and utilitarian value. For data collection, we used an online consumer survey in relation to Internet retailing. In this paper we found empirical evidence that loyalty and satisfaction have a reciprocal relationship, but that mediators exist between satisfaction and loyalty. The findings of this study have consequences for...

  14. Exploring the relationships among service quality features, perceived value and customer satisfaction

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    Azman Ismail

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this paper is to explore the relationships among service quality features (responsiveness, assurance, and empathy, perceived value and customer satisfaction in the context of Malaysia. The empirical data are drawn from 102 members of an academic staff of a Malaysian public institution of higher learning using a survey questionnaire. The results indicate three important findings: firstly, the interaction between perceived value and responsiveness was not significantly correlated with customer satisfaction. Secondly, the interaction between perceived value and assurance also did not correlate significantly with customer satisfaction. Thirdly, the interaction between perceived value and empathy correlated significantly with customer satisfaction. Thus the results demonstrate that perceived value had increased the effect of empathy on customer satisfaction, but it had not increased the effect of responsiveness and assurance on customer satisfaction. In sum, this study confirms that perceived value act as a partial moderating variable in the service quality models of the organizational sample. In addition, implications and limitations of this study, as well as directions for future research are discussed.

  15. Attributes And Consequences Of Customer Satisfaction In Tourism Industry: The Case Of Polish Travel Agencies

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    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available The term “customer satisfaction” still has an abstract meaning for managers in developing countries. This study focuses on travel agencies in Poland, to improve managers’ awareness of how customer satisfaction can directly improve business performance. Authors investigated nine attributes of the travel agency service, and identified four of them that have significant effect on overall customer satisfaction (“quality of the offer,” “safety,” “convenience” and “comparison of the delivered service with the advertising message”. Furthermore, this paper demonstrates that a high level of customer satisfaction in travel agencies creates certain effects like positive word-of-mouth and customer loyalty, which impacts long-term business performance.

  16. A research model of health-care competition and customer satisfaction.

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    Asoh, Derek A; Rivers, Patrick A

    2007-11-01

    In all industries, competition among businesses has long been encouraged as a mechanism to increase value for customers. In other words, competition ensures the provision of better products and services to satisfy the needs of customers. Various perspectives of competition, the nature of service quality, health-care system costs and customer satisfaction in health care are examined. A model of the relationship among these variables is developed. The model depicts customer satisfaction as an outcome measure directly dependent on competition. Quality of care and health-care system costs, while also directly dependent on competition, are considered as determinants of customer satisfaction as well. The model is discussed in the light of propositions for empirical research. PMID:17958970

  17. KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT DRIVEN BUSINESS PROCESS AND WORKFLOW MODELING WITHIN AN ORGANIZATION FOR CUSTOMER SATISFACTION

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    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Enterprises to deal with the competitive pressure of the network economy have to design their business processes and workflow systems based on the satisfaction of customers. Therefore, mass product productions have to be abandoned for individual and customized products. Enterprises that fail to meet this challenge will beobliged to step down. Those which tackle this problem need to manage the knowledge of various customers in order to come out with a set of criteria for the delivery of services or production of products. These criteria should then be use to reengineer the business processes and workflows accordingly for the satisfaction of eachof the customers. In this paper, based on the knowledge management approach, we define an enterprise business process and workflow model for the delivery of services and production of goods based on the satisfaction of customers.

  18. The impact of e-ticketing technique on customer satisfaction: an empirical analysis

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    Mazen Kamal Qteishat

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Recently, internet technology is considered to be the most used information and communication technology by organizations: it can ease the process of transactions and reinforce the relation between companies and customers. This investigation empirically examines the impact of e-ticketing technique on customer satisfaction; a convenience sample of Jordanian airline passengers that had booked flights in the last 12 months through companies offering e-ticketing services was acquired. The findings indicate that customer satisfaction with e-ticketing services was influenced by all of the independent variables measured (Data security, Customer and Technical Support, and User-Friendliness were noted to have significant impact on customer satisfaction with e-ticketing services.

  19. Understanding the relationship between Kano model’s customer satisfaction scores and self-stated requirements importance

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    Mkpojiogu, Emmanuel O. C.; Hashim, Nor Laily

    2016-01-01

    Customer satisfaction is the result of product quality and viability. The place of the perceived satisfaction of users/customers for a software product cannot be neglected especially in today competitive market environment as it drives the loyalty of customers and promotes high profitability and return on investment. Therefore understanding the importance of requirements as it is associated with the satisfaction of users/customers when their requirements are met is worth the pain considering....

  20. The Impact of CRM on the Customer Satisfaction in Agricultural Bank

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    Mohammad A. Sarlak

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Problem statement: There is much research on this subject, but none of them is about the use of customer relationship management for boosting the bank customer satisfaction. While we have not any study about customer satisfaction in Agricultural Bank especially in Qom providence. Approach: The research method was applied one and from viewpoint of the process, was considered to be descriptive-survey. This research in which statistical analysis methods, such as Friedman's variance analysis, binomial test as well as single-sample Student's t test, were used. Since there were numerous samples in the research population (which includes the customers of Agricultural Bank, it was supposed to be infinite. Simple random sampling method had been used to determine the number of the customers of Qom province’s Agricultural Bank among which 384 the sample size for this statistical research. At the present research, customer relationship management was considered to be an independent variable: its variables included services quality, access to services and their properties. Office of customer complaints was considered as an independent variable, while the customer satisfaction is a dependent variable. Results: Considering the table results, highest rank was related to services access with a mean rank of 2.96 while lowest rank with the mean value of 2.18, is for the office of customer complaints. Considering the results of the table above it can be found that for the bank referrers, “to behave respectfully” and “not be tiresome the queue” were considered as the most and the least important indexes, respectively, finally let to confirm all hypotheses. Conclusion: As per research result, there was positive relationship between customer relationship management and customer satisfaction in Agricultural Bank, Qom providence. Since the suggestions will be proposed based on the results obtained from hypothesis testing, recommendation had been mentioned for

  1. To identify how service quality and brand image impact on customer satisfaction and customer loyalty in China's mobile phone markets on youth consumers.

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    Wang, Yuyao

    2007-01-01

    The relationship between service quality and customer satisfaction Many theorists have suggested that high customer expectations of service quality can lead to better service performance which, in turn, positively influences customer satisfaction with service. This can then perpetuate a cycle of positive reinforcing behavior. Cronin and Taylor (1992) mentioned that there is a preponderance of evidence that service quality is an antecedent to service satisfaction. Rust and Oliver (1994) de...

  2. Key Factors Influencing Customer Satisfaction in Korea's Mobile Service Sector

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    JAE YOUNG KIM; HYUNG SEOK LEE

    2013-01-01

    Advances in wireless technology have expanded the existing internet environment and accelerated the rapid development of mobile service. Many previous studies were conducted on users’ needs and satisfaction prior to the expansion of the mobile service. Thus, the impact of mobile service factors on user satisfaction has important implications for both academics and practitioners. This study investigates the factors affecting user satisfaction related to mobile service. First, this study extrac...

  3. Impact of ATM Service on Customer Perception and Satisfaction of Indian Banks

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    Garima Malik

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract. Indian banking sector has completely changed. It has undergone much technological advancement that makes banking easy. Technological advancements are important but at the end what build customer satisfaction is proper management, employee behavior and customer relationship handling. Customer satisfaction is a sum of many variables that is many factors together leads to customer satisfaction. This modern electronic banking has completely changed the concept and functioning of banking system in India. Indian banking has moved from cash economy to cheque to and finally to the use of plastic cards. The customer satisfaction is dependent on customer awareness to a lot of extent. An unaware customer has less knowledge and therefore they cannot use the facilities completely even if they have it at their disposal. Customers prefer public sector banks when they are looking for trust and security and reliability. When it comes to speed, advancements and up gradation people shits from public sector banks to private sector banks. Customer gets satisfied only when they get quality service from the brand they are dealing with. This is very important for the marketers or the service providers as this leads to consumer satisfaction which benefits them and this brings loyalty to the brand enhancing the brand positioning. This research is important because new modern era has made people technology savvy they start their day with technology and end with technology therefore it is important to see the perception of users towards various factors of ATM. This research is conducted to see the highlighting factors that have direct impact on ATM services. Keywords: ATM, Customer satisfaction, Service quality, Private Banks, Public banks

  4. The Relationship between Pharmaceutical Services and Satisfaction of Customers Accessing Pharmacy Services in Denpasar

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    Eka Arimbawa

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Background and purpose: Pharmacetical care has been shifted from product or drug oriented paradigm into patient oriented to ensure that every custumer will be able get the most effective medication. This research aimed was to explore the relationship between pharmaceutical services and satisfaction of customers accessing the pharmacy services in Denpasar. Methods: This research was analytic study using cross sectional design. The sample consists of 116 customers taken from 20 pharmacies at Denpasar. Data was collected using self-administered questionnaires. Data was analyzed using logistic regression. Results: The analysis indicated that the level of customer satisfaction was 46.55%. There was a significant relationship between pharmacy appearance (OR=12.819, 95%CI: 2.791-58.870, drug information services (OR=16.157, 95%CI: 3.279-79.620, the availability of drugs (OR=6.811, 95%CI: 1.571-29.460, and speed of service (OR=43.432, 95%CI: 7.197-262.095 with satisfaction levels of customers. Conclusion: It is recommended that there is an upgrade of facilities in order to enhance customer satisfaction including an increase in staff numbers attending to customers that are able to provide adequate information so as to optimize service provision. Keywords: pharmaceutical services, customer satisfaction, pharmacy, Denpasar

  5. Analyzing Mediators of the Customer Satisfaction - Loyalty Relation in Internet Retailing

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    Simona VINEREAN

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available This study explores the customer satisfaction – loyalty relation in the context of online shopping by introducing various mediators, such as trust, attitude, hedonic value, and utilitarian value. For data collection, we used an online consumer survey in relation to Internet retailing. In this paper we found empirical evidence that loyalty and satisfaction have a reciprocal relationship, but that mediators exist between satisfaction and loyalty. The findings of this study have consequences for customer relationship management, particularly in terms of retention, of the satisfied consumers in an e-shopping environment.

  6. Innovation Perception in the Services Context and its Influences on Customer Satisfaction and Loyalty

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    Nicoli Wanderley Amaral

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Customer satisfaction and loyalty are managerial benefits that are strategic objectives of most firms. The marketing services literature suggests some predictors for these benefits; however there are still some gaps in the research. This paper investigates the perceived innovation of customers in the services context as a predictor of satisfaction and loyalty. The collected data were analyzed by statistical tests, including structural equation modeling, and the results indicate strong bonds between perceived innovation, satisfaction, and loyalty.  DOI: 10.5585/remark.v12i1.2482  

  7. Quality management of airport services – An analysis of the multifactor structure of customer satisfaction

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    Josip Mikulić

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this paper is to get an insight into the multifactor structure of satisfaction of the customers of a Croatian airport. Based on data from the primary research (n=1053, an importance-performance analysis was conducted that resulted in the categorization of airport services into the satisfaction factors according to Kano’s model of quality. Basic factors, performance factors and excitement factors were identified. The results of this analysis enrich the standard information basis which is obtained through customer satisfaction surveys. Furthermore, they represent a valuable resource for decision-making within the domain of service quality management.

  8. INFLUENCE OF CUSTOMER SATISFACTION ON LOYALTY: A STUDY ON MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATION INDUSTRY

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    Md. Motaher Hossain

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The mobile telecommunication companies uphold their service quality and change their marketing core strategies to retain their existing customers by enhancing and optimizing the customer loyalty. Therefore, it becomes significant for telecom companies to identify factors of services that influence customer loyalty and in turn creates loyal customers by satisfying them. This present study aims to explore the influence of customer satisfaction on customer loyalty in the context of Bangladesh. This study focused on six factors such as communication, price structure, value-added service, convenience, sales-promotions and customer service. Both primary and secondary information were collected to test the pre-set hypotheses. Descriptive statistics and simple linear regression were employed to analyze the data. Result shows that five factors: communication, price structure, value-added services, convenience and customer service/care have positive correlations with customer loyalty.

  9. Application of Gray Relational Analysis Method in Comprehensive Evaluation on the Customer Satisfaction of Automobile 4S Enterprises

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    The car sales enterprises could continuously boost sales and expand customer groups, an important method is to enhance the customer satisfaction. The customer satisfaction of car sales enterprises (4S enterprises) depends on many factors. By using the grey relational analysis method, we could perfectly combine various factors in terms of customer satisfaction. And through the vertical contrast, car sales enterprises could find specific factors which will improve customer satisfaction, thereby increase sales volume and benefits. Gray relational analysis method has become a kind of good method and means to analyze and evaluate the enterprises.

  10. CUSTOMER SATISFACTION AS AN INDICATOR OF SERVICE QUALITY IN TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY

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    Ana Stranjancevic

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available One of the greatest challenges for stakeholders is to ensure customer satisfaction, especially in service industries such as tourism and hospitality. The aim of this paper is to show that restaurant guest satisfaction depends on numerous factors as well as to show the connection between satisfaction and loyalty. Customer satisfaction and loyalty are excellent indicators of service quality. For the purpose of this paper, empirical survey was conducted and the results of the research were analyzed by statistical method. Factors which affect customer satisfaction are: kind staff, professionalism, speed of service, food quality, ambience and comfort. This implicates a special need for the introduction of strong Human Resource Management, food safety standards (e.g. HACCP and effective space planning. The study implies that the care for quality of products and services is necessary at all levels and that it is impossible to ensure the customer satisfaction or create customer loyalty without strong management system (including space projecting and without controlling it.

  11. CUSTOMER SATISFACTION IN MOBILE PHONE SERVICES IN BANGLADESH: A SURVEY RESEARCH

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    Mohammed Belal Uddin

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available This study seeks to explore customer satisfaction and its influencing factors of the mobile phone operation industry in Bangladesh. Data were collected through a questionnaire survey form a diversified representative sample. An iterated factor analysis with principal component analysis (PCA and structural equation modeling (SEM including measurement model and structural model were applied to analyze data. The empirical results demonstrate that service quality and fair price have indirect influence on customer satisfaction of a mass service industry (i.e., mobile phone operators through perceive value. Perceived value has mediating role between quality, charge fairness and satisfaction. Furthermore, result shows that fair price has positive direct impact on customer satisfaction, whereas, the results did not find any significant direct impact of service quality on customer satisfaction. Mobile phone operators are recommended to formulate operations and marketing strategies that focus on expectations of customers to enhance level of satisfaction. Similar industries may reveal similar relationship features in respect to these relationship constructs, if they are under similar category.

  12. An Analysis of Port Service Quality and Customer Satisfaction: The Case of Korean Container Ports

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    Gi Tae Yeo

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Ports play a critical role in the economy of many countries and regions. Failure or unreliability of port services can significantly influence port customers—shipping lines and cargo owners—and result in their dissatisfaction. However, what constitutes port service quality (PSQ and its influence on the satisfaction of port customers has not been well investigated in the literature. Therefore, this study investigates the concept of PSQ and its influence on customer satisfaction in the case of Korean container ports. Following a literature review, a conceptual model of PSQ and its influence on customer satisfaction is proposed. The model was validated through a survey of 313 members of the Korean Port Logistics Association (KPLA. Partial least squares structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM was conducted to confirm the PSQ dimensions and to examine their relationship with customer satisfaction using SmartPLS 3.2.1 software. PSQ is found to be a five-factor construct, and its management, and image and social responsibility factors have significant positive effects on customer satisfaction. In addition to its academic contribution, this study also contributes to management practices because port managers can use the PSQ scale to measure their customers’ satisfaction and justify investments in the quality management of port services.

  13. The Mediating Role of Customer Satisfaction on the Service Quality - Loyalty Relationships

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    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available This research was conducted in Malaysia. The purpose of the study was to test the mediating effect of customer satisfaction on the service quality-loyalty relationship in the national railway corporation known as Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB – Cement Cargo Services. The methodology of this study is using quota sampling, 200 respondents were selected from cement companies, namely Lafarge, YTL, TCB and CIMA, the main users of the service provider. Structured questionnaires were distributed to the selected respondents through a self-administered survey in November 2011. To test the hypotheses, a multiple regression analysis was performed. The results revealed that three dimensions of service quality (tangibles, responsiveness and assurance has significant positive relationship with customer satisfaction. Further, both service quality and satisfaction have been shown to positively affect the customer loyalty. In addition, this study found that satisfaction partially mediates the service quality dimensions-loyalty relationships. However, the findings may not be generalized to the overall cargo services because the sample is small. In the future, researcher should investigate the overall cargo services (conventional and container and their effect on satisfaction and customer loyalty. The managerial implications of this study explained that KTMB should improve the service quality. Thus, to sustain in the long run, excellent service quality will generate greater satisfaction with the delivered service, promote repeat purchase, positive word-of-mouth, brand loyalty and finally a high chance for customer loyalty.

  14. Impact of Personalization, Trust and Customer Satisfaction in the Banking Industry of Malaysia

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    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this research is to study the impact of some factors on customer loyalty in banking industry. Data was collected through a survey from customers in Cyberjaya of Malaysia. Multiple Regression analysis is applied to understand the correlation of the collected data and test the research hypotheses. The results illustrate that personalization, trust and customer satisfaction are vital factors affecting customer loyalty in banking industry. Therefore, the banking sector should build strategies to enhance customer loyalty by increasing personalization, trust and customer satisfaction. In addition, it is predicted that this research study will set a foundation for future studies of the feature of business activities in Malaysia and in general, the broader service industry context.

  15. TWO DETERMINING FACTORS IN INCREASING OF FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE: CUSTOMER SATISFACTION AND EMPLOYEE SATISFACTION: A RESEARCH IN SUPERMARKETS OPERATING IN MALATYA

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    Osman ULUYOL

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    Full Text Available Taking into consideration the financial criteria such as profitability, growth, sales volume and market share, don’t seem enough in evaluating the financial performance of a business. Because, these criteria are mainly related to the past performance of a business. For an evaluation directed for the future different factors other than the financial ones, which are also effective on financial success must be taken into consideration. The level of customer satisfaction and job satisfaction of the employees, which are effective in the financial performance of a firm in the future, is effective on the financial performance of a firm directly or indirectly in different levels. The aim of this study is testing the relation between “employee satisfaction and customer satisfaction” and to research the effect of both on the financial success of supermarkets, which are mainly service businesses. The research findings show that “the mediating effect of customer satisfaction between employee satisfaction and financial performance is strong”.

  16. ANALISIS PENGARUH SERVICE QUALITY DAN SISTEM INFORMASI SEKOLAH TERHADAP CUSTOMER SATISFACTION YANG BERDAMPAK PADA CUSTOMER LOYALTY STUDI KASUS SEKOLAH XYZ

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    Roni Kurniawan

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    Full Text Available Education has a strategic role in preparing qualified future generations. Education has business potential that is reliable and promising, considering the timeless education, as well as the expectations of every parent to their children to have the access to the best education. Evolving world of education today is demonstrated by the high rate of growth of established schools, especially private schools. Parents today are more savvy and critical in determining the best school for their children, taking into account various aspects, ranging from excellent schools, curriculum, learning systems, the facility to activities that make their children good personality and smart. A more selective attitude that makes private education institutions now have to be more innovative in order to compete. This study was conducted to determine how big the Service Quality and Information Systems School, affect Customer Satisfaction, which will have an impact on Customer Loyalty (Case Study at XYZ School. The study was conducted with data collection techniques in the form of questionnaires to a total of 100 respondents, using descriptive statistical calculations, where the data were analyzed by using electronic data processing methods with the support of SPSS 17.0 To measure the influence of independent variables on the dependent variable, then the path analysis (path analysis was used. The results showed that the Service Quality and Information Systems School were contributing together, and significant in Customer Satisfaction. Service Quality, Information Systems and Customer Satisfaction of school together contribute significantly to Customer Loyalty.

  17. THE EFFECT OF BANK IMAGE AND TRUST ON LOYALITY MEDIATED BY CUSTOMER SATISFACTION

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    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to analyze the effect of the bank’s image and trust on customer satisfaction, as well as the effect of the image of the bank, trust, and satisfaction on customer loyalty. The study used sample of 100 people who were taken by purposive sampling technique. This research utilized multiple linear regression analysis and path analysis. Based on the hypothesis test, the results show that the image of the bank was significantly has positive effect on customer satisfactio...

  18. Building Store Satisfaction Centred on Customer Retention in Clothing Retailing: Store Design and Ease of Shopping

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    Gulden Turhan

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The study’s research model suggests that store design and ease of shopping are associated with customer retention through a mediated pathway in which store design and ease of shopping influence perceived store satisfaction, which in turn, influences customer retention. This survey was administered to two separate clothing stores offered to either females or males (in total, 533 participants. Using structural equation modelling methodology, data was analysed to explain the interrelations among the variables in the model. The results of an empirical study of a sample of store shoppers revealed that store design and ease of shopping influence customer retention in an indirect way through customer perception of satisfaction with the store. In building store satisfaction that is centred on customer retention, store design and shopping ease differ in their relative influences. This difference is high for females, but for men as low as to be considered negligible in males. As a result, improving customers’ perceptions of store design and ease of shopping is a way to ensure store satisfaction support customer retention. The results of the study provide a new insight into the relationships by suggesting indirect effects of shopping ease and store design on consumer retention by their impacts on store satisfaction, rather than direct effects.

  19. Building Store Satisfaction Centred on Customer Retention in Clothing Retailing: Store Design and Ease of Shopping

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    Gulden Turhan

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The study’s research model suggests that store design and ease of shopping are associated with customer retention through a mediated pathway in which store design and ease of shopping influence perceived store satisfaction, which in turn, influences customer retention. This survey was administered to two separate clothing stores offered to either females or males (in total, 533 participants. Using structural equation modelling methodology, data was analysed to explain the interrelations among the variables in the model. The results of an empirical study of a sample of store shoppers revealed that store design and ease of shopping influence customer retention in an indirect way through customer perception of satisfaction with the store. In building store satisfaction that is centred on customer retention, store design and shopping ease differ in their relative influences. This difference is high for females, but for men as low as to be considered negligible in males. As a result, improving customers’ perceptions of store design and ease of shopping is a way to ensure store satisfaction support customer retention. The results of the study provide a new insight into the relationships by suggesting indirect effects of shopping ease and store design on consumer retention by their impacts on store satisfaction, rather than direct effects.

  20. Analisis Perbandingan Experiential Value antara Hong Tang dan Black Ball serta Hubungannya dengan Customer Satisfaction

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    Annetta Gunawan

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Black Ball and Hong Tang are two pioneers of Taiwanese dessert sellers in Jakarta. Both of them have product offering characteristics that are alike and have the same target market. From the initial observation, the researcher found that even though Black Ball has more outlets than Hong Tang, but Black Ball seems to be less popular than Hong Tang. The consumers preferences are varied, there are some consumers prefer Hong Tang, but there are also those who choose Black Ball, because of the food quality, the service provided, and also the experiences they get during the consumption process. Therefore, both Black Ball and Hong Tang have to consider about the experiential value to be offered to their customers, in order to increase their customer satisfaction, so that they can sustainably survive in the midst of challenging competition. The objectives of this research are to examine whether there is any difference of experiential value dimensions and customer satisfaction between Hong Tang and Black Ball and to examine the relationship between experiential value dimensions and customer satisfaction of Hong Tang and Black Ball. The result of this research concludes that there is no difference of all experiential value dimensions and customer satisfaction between Hong Tang and Black Ball and there is a strong and significant relationship between all experiential value dimensions and customer satisfaction of Hong Tang and Black Ball

  1. Internal Customer Satisfaction and Service Quality Toward Trust and Word of Mouth

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    Sri Rahayu

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available This study generally aims to analyze the influence of internal customer satisfaction and perceptions of service quality in creating trust and word of mouth in higher education service industry. In the process, this study aims to achieve a special purpose, which is to build constructs/ variables to measure internal customer satisfaction, so in the future it can be applied to universally in other institutions of higher education. The results of this study indicate that the internal customer satisfaction can be measured with three constructs, namely: service product, service delivery, and service environment. All of those variables have significant relationship with trust, which is significantly related to word of mouth. On the other side, communication, productivity and responsiveness are found to be significant in measuring the perceptions of service quality.The results also proved that the perception of service quality is significantly related to trust and word of mouth. This study is expected to contribute measurement tools of internal customer satisfaction in higher education. This research is also expected to enrich discussion on how to measure the internal customer satisfaction and service quality toward trust and word of mouth in higher education. Thus the higher education can continue to strive to provide educational service in accordance with the expectations of the customers.

  2. Impact of Service quality on customer satisfaction: a study of hotel industry of Faisalabad, Pakistan

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    Shafiq, Yasir; Shafique, Imran; Din, Muhammad Saadat; Cheema, Khaliq Ur Rehman

    2013-01-01

    The main purpose of this paper is to evaluate the hotels’ service quality through customer satisfaction. Theory tells us that if the customers are satisfied then the hotels are providing higher service quality. And also check that which dimensions of SERVPREF is need to be focused more in Pakistan. For this purpose SERVPERF tool was adopted and administrative to customers who stayed in the hotels of Faisalabad, Pakistan. The results indicates that in Pakistan among the five dimensions of SERF...

  3. Online Service Quality and Customer Satisfaction: A case study of Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad

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    Ahmed, Khalil

    2011-01-01

    Online banking can provide a reliable service to the customers for which make them happy. Online banking service is a comparative advantage and can improve relationship with customers. The purpose of this study is to understand the impact of E-SERVQUAL model on customer satisfaction in Bank Islam Malaysia Brhd (BIMB). Four service quality dimensions namely tangibles, reliability, responsiveness, assurance, and empathy have been established based on the SERVQUAL model modified by Han and Beak ...

  4. Service Recovery, Satisfaction and Customers' Post Service Behavior in the Malaysian Banking Sector

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    Shaheen MANSORI; Goh Guann TYNG; Zarina Mizam Mohd ISMAIL

    2014-01-01

    Financial services sector has become so competitive after Malaysia government’s liberalization policy. In order to address this intense competition, banks have shifted their strategy from product-centered to a customer-centered strategy. This study is to test a model related to the relationship between the service recovery, customer satisfaction and the after purchase behavior by the customers. To test the proposed model, 370 self-administered questionnaires were distributed. The analyses bas...

  5. Customer satisfaction in business : A case study of Moon travel ltd

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    Wadud, Sharmin

    2013-01-01

    Today, competition among businesses has become increasingly intense and organizations realize that they cannot compete with each other solely on price, but need to focus on their valued customers. The purpose of this thesis was to measure the current level of the customer satisfaction in the case company as well as to better understand customers’ needs from the company’s point of view in order to improve customer service. Another purpose was to analyze the reasons and factors that might obstr...

  6. Customer satisfaction in business organizations - Case study of Prisma (A subsidiary of KPO)

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    Oladejo, Akolade

    2010-01-01

    Customer satisfaction is can be seen as one of the main instruments that ensure the existence and survival of a business organization. It is very important for the business organizations to consider offering what the customers want rather than offering quality goods and services which may not meet up with the customers’ expectation. Therefore, business organizations have to possess a framework in their organizational structure towards satisfying their customers so that they can maintain their...

  7. An Empirical Study on Customer Satisfaction in Indus Motors Pvt. Limited with Special Reference to Kerala Branch

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    Chandramouli, S.; Krishnan, S. Arul

    2013-01-01

    The research aims at exploring the An Empirical Study on Customer Satisfaction In Indus Motors Pvt. Limited With Special Reference To Kerala Branch. A study had been conducted in order to know about the customers satisfaction towards the Indus Motors. In the modern scenario, customers have become incredibly demanding because they have more choices than ever. Therefore, meeting customers expectation depends on by integrating customers wants and needs into the development process. The study had...

  8. An assessment on employees’ business intelligence and CRM on customer satisfaction: A case study of Auto industry

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    Somayeh Rezaei; Ali Alikhani

    2014-01-01

    This paper performs an empirical investigation on employees’ business intelligence and customer relationship management and their effects on customer satisfaction. The proposed study has been implemented among 625 people, 240 sales representative and 385 regular customers, who are involved with products of an Iranian automaker named Iran Khodro. The proposed study designs three questionnaires in Likert scale for business intelligence, customer relationship management and customer satisfaction...

  9. Research on Problems in Establishing Chinese Customer Satisfaction Index%建立中国顾客满意指数若干问题的研究

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    张新安; 田澎; 张列平

    2002-01-01

    介绍了顾客满意指数(Customer Satisfaction Index, CSI)测评的发展历程,并研究了具有代表性的美国顾客满意指数(American Customer Satisfaction Index, ACSI);然后,对建立中国顾客满意指数(Chinese Customer Satisfaction Index, CCSI)中的若干问题进行了研究;研究指出,CCSI在建立过程中,应该遵循以下4个原则:(1)测评对象具有统一性;(2)测评结果具有可比性;(3)测评结果具有有用性;(4)考虑中国市场中的实际情况.

  10. The influence of store image on customer satisfaction: a case study of a shoe store

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    Tarsis Souza Silva

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Knowledge of customers' image of a store is an essential factor in the management of retail outlets. This article presents a case study of the effect of the image customers have of a shoe store on their satisfaction, based on a descriptive and quantitative survey, with the application of a structured questionnaire. We then employed factor analysis to obtain seven store image factors: assortment, convenience, reputation, price, atmosphere, layout and service. The results show that the factor that most affects customer satisfaction in the store studied is service, and that atmosphere and layout have no effect in this respect. The results provide a better understanding of the role store image plays in customer satisfaction and loyalty.

  11. Customer Satisfaction in Hospitality Industry: Middle East Tourists at 3star Hotels in Malaysia

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    Amirreza Forozia

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Today, Malaysia is the destination of millions of tourists from Middle East countries.3star hotels are the common choice of these travellers due to appropriate service quality and reasonable charges. The purpose of this study is to test the relationship of perceived value, service quality and customer expectation with customer satisfaction. This study uses questionnaire method to collect data from the respondents. The respondents were the Middle East tourists who stayed in 3star hotels at Kuala Lumpur. A total of 300 questionnaires were distributed, out of which 200 were completed. The findings from this study recognized the service quality as the most significant factor effecting the customer satisfaction. This study also proved that customer satisfaction is a key factor that leads the hospitality industry to success and gain competitive advantages. Therefore, findings of this study shall assist the hospitality management to recognize their flaws and minimize the factors causing dissatisfaction among the tourists.

  12. A STUDY ON THE EVALUATION OF CUSTOMERS' SATISFACTION - THE PERSPECTIVE OF QUALITY

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    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available As stated by the recent report published by Global Industry Analysts Inc. (GIA, driven by widespread consumer awareness, lifestyle trends and growing compatibility among equipments because of standardization, the world digital camera market is projected to reach 122 million units by the year 2010. The traditional one-way quality model is focused on one particular quality element; only when the element is present are customers satisfied, and viceversa. Using the traditional way to improve customer satisfaction, it is possible that the customer will not be satisfied with a certain quality element, or maybe the customer satisfaction target will be over-fulfilled (Tan & Shen, 2000. Kano's model provides an effective approach to categorizing the customer attributes into different types. Professor Kano has developed a methodology to identify which customer attributes are must-be, which are one-dimensional and which are attractive. Therefore, understanding the product quality attribute is beneficial to improvement of quality as well as product development. Therefore, the purposes of this article are 1. To classify customer attributes into Kano categories. 2. To apply IPA to analyze the correlation between importance and satisfaction toward product attributes. 3. To exam a significant difference between demographic characteristics and Kano's quality requirements. The findings are as follows: 1. Kano' model successful classifying product features of digital cameras. Kano's quality requirements are also correlated with importance and satisfaction of IPA analysis. 2. When quality have improved for all product features, after sales services, Image Stabilizer and Recording Mode will lead to most satisfaction for all users based on customer satisfaction coefficient. 3. Demographical characteristics have significantly influenced perceived quality requirement for digital camera users.

  13. Valuable Internet Advertising and Customer Satisfaction Cycle(VIACSC)

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    Muhammad Awais; Tanzila Samin; Muhammad Bilal

    2012-01-01

    Now-a-days it is very important for the business persons to attract their target customers towards their products through valuable mode of promotion and communication. Increasing use of World Wide Web has completely changed the scenario of business sector. Customized products and services, customers preferences, @ and dot com craze have elevated the importance of internet advertising. This research paper investigates valuable internet advertising which will help to enhance the value of intern...

  14. Experiential marketing, customer satisfaction, behavioral intention: timezone game center surabaya

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    Rahardja, Christina; Anandya, Dudi

    2010-01-01

    Experience Economy now affects the progression of economics and customer value will increase whether companies offer memorable experiences. Experiential Marketing focuses on customer experiences from sense, feel, think, act and relate experiences, therefore called customers as affective decision makers. There is a lack of research on emotional response of service companies, and this research is directed to fill in the gap. Research aims to analyze the effect of experiential marketing on cu...

  15. THE LEVEL OF CUSTOMER SATISFACTION - MEASURE OF SOCIAL EFFICIENCY

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    2014-01-01

    Pricing models for social efficiency focuses on assessing the quality, namely the comparison of the desired product to the consumer and the product received, the level of consumer satisfaction on the products and / or services will be therefore a very important component in measuring the effectiveness social. Between the two concepts there is a relationship of mutual interdependence: the level of consumer satisfaction is the result of the quality performance of products and se...

  16. Customer satisfaction techniques applied to the transport of nuclear fuels to meet ISO 9001:2000 requirements

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    Understanding the needs of potential and existing customers is seen as essential to the continuing success of the nuclear fuel transport business. A recognised process utilised for this is the recording and measurement of customer satisfaction. This paper looks at what customer satisfaction means to BNFL International Transport in terms of, understanding what the customers needs are, supplying those needs or proposing appropriate alternatives, delivering on contractual obligations, in terms of the product or service being supplied to cost and time, listening to the changing needs of customers should this occur and monitoring the perception of customers in terms of performance. Within BNFL as a whole customer satisfaction is managed through the application of a Management Framework. Within this framework are set a number of values, these are focused on acknowledging social and environmental responsibilities while satisfying the needs of customers. Customer satisfaction is a key aspect of this philosophy

  17. Customer satisfaction techniques applied to the transport of nuclear fuels to meet ISO 9001:2000 requirements

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    Fisher, G.K. [BNFL (United Kingdom)

    2004-07-01

    Understanding the needs of potential and existing customers is seen as essential to the continuing success of the nuclear fuel transport business. A recognised process utilised for this is the recording and measurement of customer satisfaction. This paper looks at what customer satisfaction means to BNFL International Transport in terms of, understanding what the customers needs are, supplying those needs or proposing appropriate alternatives, delivering on contractual obligations, in terms of the product or service being supplied to cost and time, listening to the changing needs of customers should this occur and monitoring the perception of customers in terms of performance. Within BNFL as a whole customer satisfaction is managed through the application of a Management Framework. Within this framework are set a number of values, these are focused on acknowledging social and environmental responsibilities while satisfying the needs of customers. Customer satisfaction is a key aspect of this philosophy.

  18. Student Satisfaction and the Customer Focus in Higher Education

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    Mark, Eddie

    2013-01-01

    Advocating a customer focus, the Total Quality Management model of leadership has led to success in raising performance levels throughout various manufacturing and service industries. Many education stakeholders, however, are resistant to the notion that postsecondary students benefit from being treated like customers. While many critics oppose…

  19. Examining the relationship between service quality and customer satisfaction: A factor specific approach

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    Azman Ismail

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: This research was aimed at examining the relationship between service quality and customer satisfaction with data obtained from Malaysian soldiers who were involved in peace keeping missions in a Middle Eastern country. The results of which would enable the management to improve the quality of service accorded to peacekeeping personnel. Design/methodology/approach: The study employed a cross-sectional research design which allowed the researchers to integrate the service quality literature, the semi structured interview and the actual survey to collect and examine the data for optimum results. Findings and Originality/value: The outcome of multiple regression analysis showed that responsiveness and assurance variables reflected a high correlation with customer satisfaction. On the other hand, tangibility, reliability and empathy variables recorded an insignificant correlation with customer satisfaction. Research limitations/implications: With respect to practical contributions, the findings of this study can be used as a guideline by the management to improve the quality of peacekeeping in areas of conflict. Practical implications: For security reasons, certain information affecting customer satisfaction could not be examined in detail. Originality/value: This paper presents key results on service quality and customers satisfaction research by looking at the niche segment which was not previously studied from the Malaysian perspective.

  20. A structural model of customer satisfaction and trust in vendors involved in mobile commerce

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    Suki, N.M.

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this paper is to provide an explanation of factors influencing customer satisfaction and trust in vendors involved in mobile commerce (m-commerce. The study sample consists of 200 respondents. Data were analyzed by employing structural equation modelling (SEM supported by AMOS 5.0 with maximum likelihood estimation in order to test the proposed hypotheses. The proposed model was empirically tested and results confirmed that users’ satisfaction with vendors in m-commerce was not significantly influenced by two antecedents of the vendor’s website quality: interactivity and customisation, and also two antecedents of mobile technology quality: usefulness and ease-of-use. Meanwhile, users’ trust towards the vendor in m-commerce is affected by users’ satisfaction with the vendor. Interestingly, vendor quality dimensions such as responsiveness and brand image influence customer satisfaction with vendors in m-commerce. Based on the findings, vendors in m-commerce should focus on the factors which generate more satisfaction and trust among customers. For vendors in general, the results can help them to better develop customer trust in m-commerce. Vendors of m-commerce can provide a more satisfying experience for customers.

  1. SERVQUAL and Customer Satisfaction: The Mediating influence of Communication in the Privatized Telecom Sector

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    Gantasala V. Prabhakar

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper basically examines the effects of service quality on customer satisfaction after the privatization of a telecom company in Oman It does so from two distinct methodological perspectives. Specifically, a study utilizing a sample of the telecom customers is conducted, wherein service quality is put into operation through the well-known measure - SERVQUAL. The findings are of importance to organizations in the service industry, where constant effort is being made to find ways and means of identifying efficient and effective approaches for improving service quality and customer satisfaction. The study explores the theoretical and practical insights of the findings, including potential strengths and limitations of current service quality models with regard to their ability to define and explain the quality/satisfaction relationship. Also of interest to the authors is the influence of Communication as a mediator in customer satisfaction. The results reiterate the propositions that SERVQUAL dimensions influence Customer Satisfaction and that the influence is accentuated with the mediatory influence of communication.

  2. Customer satisfaction survey with clinical laboratory and phlebotomy services at a tertiary care unit level.

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    Koh, Young Rae; Kim, Shine Young; Kim, In Suk; Chang, Chulhun L; Lee, Eun Yup; Son, Han Chul; Kim, Hyung Hoi

    2014-09-01

    We performed customer satisfaction surveys for physicians and nurses regarding clinical laboratory services, and for outpatients who used phlebotomy services at a tertiary care unit level to evaluate our clinical laboratory and phlebotomy services. Thus, we wish to share our experiences with the customer satisfaction survey for clinical laboratory and phlebotomy services. Board members of our laboratory designed a study procedure and study population, and developed two types of questionnaire. A satisfaction survey for clinical laboratory services was conducted with 370 physicians and 125 nurses by using an online or paper questionnaire. The satisfaction survey for phlebotomy services was performed with 347 outpatients who received phlebotomy services by using computer-aided interviews. Mean satisfaction scores of physicians and nurses was 58.1, while outpatients' satisfaction score was 70.5. We identified several dissatisfactions with our clinical laboratory and phlebotomy services. First, physicians and nurses were most dissatisfied with the specimen collection and delivery process. Second, physicians and nurses were dissatisfied with phlebotomy services. Third, molecular genetic and cytogenetic tests were found more expensive than other tests. This study is significant in that it describes the first reference survey that offers a survey procedure and questionnaire to assess customer satisfaction with clinical laboratory and phlebotomy services at a tertiary care unit level. PMID:25187892

  3. Customer satisfaction survey with clinical laboratory and phlebotomy services at a tertiary care unit level.

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    Koh, Young Rae; Kim, Shine Young; Kim, In Suk; Chang, Chulhun L; Lee, Eun Yup; Son, Han Chul; Kim, Hyung Hoi

    2014-09-01

    We performed customer satisfaction surveys for physicians and nurses regarding clinical laboratory services, and for outpatients who used phlebotomy services at a tertiary care unit level to evaluate our clinical laboratory and phlebotomy services. Thus, we wish to share our experiences with the customer satisfaction survey for clinical laboratory and phlebotomy services. Board members of our laboratory designed a study procedure and study population, and developed two types of questionnaire. A satisfaction survey for clinical laboratory services was conducted with 370 physicians and 125 nurses by using an online or paper questionnaire. The satisfaction survey for phlebotomy services was performed with 347 outpatients who received phlebotomy services by using computer-aided interviews. Mean satisfaction scores of physicians and nurses was 58.1, while outpatients' satisfaction score was 70.5. We identified several dissatisfactions with our clinical laboratory and phlebotomy services. First, physicians and nurses were most dissatisfied with the specimen collection and delivery process. Second, physicians and nurses were dissatisfied with phlebotomy services. Third, molecular genetic and cytogenetic tests were found more expensive than other tests. This study is significant in that it describes the first reference survey that offers a survey procedure and questionnaire to assess customer satisfaction with clinical laboratory and phlebotomy services at a tertiary care unit level.

  4. A study on examining interrelationships among customer satisfaction, loyalty, and switching intent in industrial food suppliers

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    Hamid Reza Saeedniya

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Brand loyalty is one of the most important concepts in brand literature. Customer’s loyalty toward brand can increase firm’s share price. In addition, firms’ market share maintains close relationship with net profit and capital used return. Company efforts to motivate customers to switch from competitive brands to their own or to induce them to repurchase their own brands are very important in their marketing activities. Therefore, investigating customer variety-seeking orientation and level of involvement in decision-making plays essential role in explaining customers’ product selection activities. This study intends to examine interrelationships among customer satisfaction, loyalty, and switching intent in industrial food suppliers and verifies the moderating effect of customer variety-seeking orientation and purchase decision involvement. The findings indicate that, the impact of purchase involvement was lower than variety seeking and the satisfaction had the highest negative impact on switching intent of customers.

  5. THE EFFECT OF THE SERVICE QUALITY OF COMPANIES WHICH USE SOCIAL CRM ON CUSTOMER SATISFACTION

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    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Social CRM (Customer Relationship Management, that is managing customer relations through social media, is becoming more common. The increase in social media use is the most important factor. Customers share their complaints, satisfactions in the social media and they ask about their peers’ experiences and views about products before deciding to buy. The companies using social media can communicate easily and rapidly with customers and try to satisfy them.In this study, the effect of the service quality of the companies using social CRM on customer satisfaction is investigated. The population consists of 342 people over the age of 18 who live in Istanbul. A survey is carried out to collect data and factor, reliability analysis, T-tests, and ANOVA/Welch tests are performed for the data by using the SPSS package program. Moreover, the developed model and the hypothesis are tested through a LISREL structural equation model.

  6. Analysis of Customer Satisfaction Survey for MINTec-Sinagama from 2008 until 2010

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    The efficiency and effectiveness of the quality management towards the service offered by an organization can be measure through Customer Satisfaction survey. In this study, the Importance-Performance Analysis has also been carried out as one of the tools to improve the quality of the service. Furthermore, the Gap Analysis is done to evaluate the customer satisfaction level towards the service. Positive gap value shows that customers are satisfied with the service and vice-versa. The study on the Customer Importance-Performance Analysis that were carried out lead to the general and technical information aspect of Accessibility to Organization, Counter service, Quality of service, Price, Delivery time, Promptness in handling complaint and Delivery of certificates of irradiation. Thus, this paper will discuss result of Customer Importance-Performance Analysis for MINTec-Sinagama from year 2008 to 2010. (author)

  7. House of Quality (HoQ) as a tool for improvement customer satisfaction

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    Full-text: Improvements to the customer satisfaction level is an important agenda today for the preservation of a quality certification. This study shows where the critical attributes or Voice of Customers, VOC-interest analysis of the results of Importance Performance Analysis (IPA). Questionnaires from our four customer service centers at Malaysian Nuclear Agency has been used in developing the House of Quality (HoQ). The innovation of HoQ is one of the simple and attractive services that display comprehensive information covering the needs of customers (VOC), the technical response, the correlation of technical, communication matrix, technical and planning division. Therefore, the information obtained from HoQ can be used in assisting the top management planning in accordance with the priority improvement activities to improve customer satisfaction levels in the near future. (author)

  8. Factors on the Customers Loyalty of Websites With Regard To the Role of Satisfaction and Trust

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    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available In the present era, Internet as an accepted and useful tool for commerce, buying and selling has become and Fundamental changes in the structure of industry and commerce has brought in this among the preservation and strengthening customer loyalty for companies that are operating in Electronics space as a strategic challenge Is discussed In the field of maintain and develop a competitive position in the virtual space. This study sought to evaluate the impact of system quality, information quality and interface design quality on customer loyalty websites through role of the customers’ satisfaction and trust. The Population Statistical of this study is “Center market” website customers that among them 320 samples were selected randomly. Data analysis by using SPSS and AMOS statistical software was done and the statistical methods used in this study, structural equation modeling. The results show that the system quality and interface design quality significantly influences on the satisfaction and trust of web site customers But does not influence the quality of information on these variables. The study also found that customer trust causing is His satisfaction and both variables the trust and satisfaction are influence on the customer loyalty.

  9. An Evaluation of Bank Customer Satisfaction in Pakistan, Comparing Foreign and Islamic Banks

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    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Banks play the most important role in economic and financial system of any country by performing their core function of intermediation. Pakistani banking industry witnessed a no. of drastic changes since its inception after the establishment of country. The major historical developments include commercial bank establishment, nationalization, liberalization and privatization and privatization of banks. The most recent advances in this regard are start of Islamic banking system and introduction of foreign banks and use of modern Information Technology methods and tools. All these developments have resulted in focus of banking organizations turned towards Customer Satisfaction due to increased competition in the industry to increase and retain the number of customers. This study presents a comparative study of customer satisfaction taking foreign banks and Islamic banks as case. With the help of statistical methods like arithmetic mean calculation, Correlation, a positive relationship between customer satisfaction and factors has been found. The study results propose more emphasis on quality of customer service and product assortment and innovation to increase the level of customer satisfaction.

  10. Evaluation of the Successfulness of A Green Program through Customer Perceived Quality, Brand Image, and Customer Satisfaction: A Case Study at Surabaya Plaza Hotel

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Every company try to build the brand image of their businesses by doing a green program as one of their strategies. This research aims to see the impacts of the implementation of a green program at Surabaya Plaza Hotel, Surabaya. 230 hotel customers were randomly chosen as the respondents. Through descriptive and Structural Equation Modelling (SEM analysis, can be seen that technical quality brings insignificant negative impacts towards customer satisfaction. Meanwhile, functional quality and brand image bring a significant positive impact toward customer satisfaction. Besides that, technical quality and functional quality bring a significant positive effect indirectly toward customer satisfaction through brand image as mediating.

  11. Customer Satisfaction & Loyalty in the Singapore Retail Fuel Market

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    Koh, See Yong

    2009-01-01

    Where are all the customers? If your competitors have got them, then it’s a bad news. The good news is that you can win them back or attract new ones. This may sound simple and easy. However, the starkest challenge facing business today is customer scarcity where they are too many sellers for too few buyers. According to an article from Harvard Business Review, Frederick Reichheld and Earl Sasser (2000) explained that there is a high cost of losing customers. This includes reduce profitab...

  12. Influence of consumption experiences on customers' satisfaction: an empirical study on fresh farm products in Wuhan, China

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    Li Chuncheng; Zhang Juntao; Li Chongguang

    2007-01-01

    Which factors influence customers' satisfaction? Which way or path does each factor influence and decide customers' satisfaction? These problems are the focuses of the research on customers' satisfaction.This paper analyzes the survey data from some customers in the fresh farm food supermarket of Wuhan City with factor analysis method,multiple linear regression method,etc.The analysis results reveal that: 1) the consumption experiences decide customers ' satisfaction degree through influencing the customers' expectation and the perceived performance,namely the consumption experiences is the important factor which decides customers' satisfaction; 2) the consumption experiences that influence customers' satisfaction is a multi-dimensional construct,including such four dimensions as product consumption experience,service experience,shopping convenience experience,supermarket environment experience; furthermore,the degree that different consumption experiences influence customers' satisfaction is diverse,and the product consumption experiences are the most important factor.This paper is of realistic significance to a certain extent to enrich the theoretical research on customers' satisfaction and promote the practice of agricultural product marketing.

  13. Two Phase Analysis of Ski Schools Customer Satisfaction: Multivariate Ranking and Cub Models

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    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Monitoring tourists' opinions is an important issue also for companies providing sport services. The aim of this paper was to apply CUB models and nonparametric permutation methods to a large customer satisfaction survey performed in 2011 in the ski schools of Alto Adige (Italy. The two-phase data processing was mainly aimed to: establish a global ranking of a sample of five ski schools, on the basis of satisfaction scores for several specific service aspects; to estimate specific components of the respondents’ evaluation process (feeling and uncertainty and to detect if customers’ characteristics affected these two components. With the application of NPC-Global ranking we obtained a ranking of the evaluated ski schools simultaneously considering satisfaction scores of several service’s aspects. CUB models showed which aspects and subgroups were less satisfied giving tips on how to improve services and customer satisfaction.

  14. Improvement of customer satisfaction evaluation for quality management system and accreditation in Nuclear Malaysia

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    Malaysian Nuclear Agency (Nuclear Malaysia) possesses seven certification of Quality Management System, namely ISO 9001:2008, and two certification of Malaysia Laboratory Accreditation Scheme, namely ISO/IEC 17025:2005. General Requirement of Standard for those two certifications needs customer satisfaction evaluation to be conducted every year. Thus, the Innovation Management Centre (IMC) undertakes improvement action to harmonise and coordinate the formulation of questionnaires in Nuclear Malaysia based on data analysis for 2009. The newly developed questionnaire that applies to all processes and laboratories that have received or awaiting certification have value addition in terms of analytical methods that are more concise, precise, simple and focus on effective action plan to enhance customer satisfaction. Methods such as Importance-Performance Analysis (IPA), Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) and Service Quality Dimension (SERVQUAL) will be used in this research. (author)

  15. An empirical analysis of after sales service and customer satisfaction

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    HUSSAIN, NAZIM; Waheed Akbar BHATTI; Azhar JILANI

    2011-01-01

    In today’s ever changing competitive environment, business cannot survive unless they satisfy their customers. The delivery of after sales service by a company is critical in satisfying customer needs and perceptions. In order to have quality after sales service a proper delivery system has to be in place. This is an empirical study on after sales quality of Pakistan’s automotive battery manufacturer. The research measured the quality of service in Atlas Battery, selling product with the bran...

  16. Does relationship marketing improve customer relationship satisfaction and loyalty?

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    Leverin, Andreas; Liljander, Veronica

    2006-01-01

    Purpose - This study investigates the relationship marketing (RM) strategy of a retail bank and examines whether - after its implementation - customer relationships were strengthened through perceived improvements in the banking relationship and consequent loyalty towards the bank. Design/methodology/approach - A survey was conducted on two profitability segments, of which the more profitable segment had been directly exposed to a customer oriented RM strategy, whereas the less profitable seg...

  17. Gender as a moderating element of customer satisfaction with electronic banking? An empirical study

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    Liébana-Cabanillas, Francisco; Martínez-Fiestas, Myriam; Rejón-Guardia, Francisco; Muñoz-Leiva, Francisco

    2012-01-01

    The importance of Electronic Banking as an alternative channel for marketing products and services, along with the associated cost savings, has brought about significant changes in the financial sector in recent years. Electronic Banking has become a differentiator among financial institutions, which has led to an attempt to increase customer satisfaction level by fulfilling their expectations. Accordingly, the goal of this paper is to identify the factors that influence the satisfaction leve...

  18. The relationship between service quality and customer satisfaction in public transport services

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    Fonseca, Filipa; Brito, Carlos; Pinto, Sofia

    2009-01-01

    This paper reports on a study that explores the relationship between service quality and customer satisfaction in a public transport service taking into account both internal and external perspectives. In order to analyse this relationship, the concepts of service quality, consumer satisfaction and dissatisfaction are assessed. A model of analysis was developed which aimed at explaining this relationship and guide the empirical study. This was based on an exploratory case study...

  19. Management perception of service quality and customer satisfaction. Case: Concierge Service of the Bank X.

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    Pivovarova, Veronika

    2016-01-01

    This Bachelor’s thesis discusses the managerial view on the service quality and its relation to customer satisfaction in a case company. The objective of the study was to find ways to improve the service quality in the case department so that to strengthen its customers’ satisfaction. The study was implemented for a commissioning party Bank X and its Concierge Service department. The commissioning party is located in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The study comprises the theoretical background...

  20. Linking functional and relational service quality to customer satisfaction and loyalty: differences between men and women.

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    Sánchez-Hernández, Rosa M; Martínez-Tur, Vicente; Peiró, José M; Moliner, Carolina

    2010-04-01

    This study assessed differences between men and women in the association of perceptions of service quality with customer evaluations. Functional (efficiency with which the service is delivered) and relational (customers' emotional benefits, beyond the core performance, related to the social interaction of customers with employees) dimensions of service quality were measured as well as customer satisfaction and loyalty. The sample of 277 customers (191 men, 86 women), surveyed in 29 Mexican hotels, had a mean age of 38.1 yr. (SD=9.7) for men and 34.5 yr. (SD=11.0) for women. To be eligible for survey, customers had to have spent at least one night in the hotel in question. Analysis indicated that the women and men differed in the association of functional and relational dimensions of service quality with their satisfaction and loyalty. Functional service quality was higher for the men than the women, while relational service quality showed greater predictive power for women than for men, although these accounted for only 4% of the customers' satisfaction variance and 6% of the loyalty variance. PMID:20524565

  1. Prioritization of Effective factors on customers' satisfaction in the sector of banking services (Case Study: Refah bank of Zanjan Province

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    Shahram Madanshekaf

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available The main purpose of this study is to identify and Prioritization the most important factors that influence customer satisfaction using fuzzy Analytical Hierarchy Process (FAHP. In this study‚ first the Effective factors on customer satisfaction were recognized by library studies and interviewing customers, then Hierarchical decision tree was designed. The questionnaire which consists of fuzzy decision matrix was then distributed among customers. Then in order to ranking the criteria, gathered information were analyzed through fuzzy Analytical Hierarchy Process. The results show that Fast service‚ Range of offered services‚ Bank location‚ Privacy for in branch transactions is respectively the most important factors that influence customer satisfaction.

  2. Determinants of customer satisfaction with socially responsible investments: Do ethical and environmental factors impact customer satisfaction with SRI profiled mutual funds?

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    Nilsson, Jonas; Jansson, Johan; Isberg, Sofia; Nordvall, Anna-Carin

    2011-01-01

    Although much research has been published on green/ethical consumer behaviour, the question of how consumers evaluate pro-socially positioned products in the post-purchase stage is still virtually unexplored. This is troubling given the significance of post-purchase evaluations within general marketing theory. To address this gap in the literature, this study examines how a set of technical and functional quality attributes contribute to customer satisfaction in a socially responsible investm...

  3. Prioritization of Effective factors on customers' satisfaction in the sector of banking services (Case Study: Refah bank of Zanjan Province)

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    Shahram Madanshekaf; Davood Gharakhani

    2012-01-01

    The main purpose of this study is to identify and Prioritization the most important factors that influence customer satisfaction using fuzzy Analytical Hierarchy Process (FAHP). In this study‚ first the Effective factors on customer satisfaction were recognized by library studies and interviewing customers, then Hierarchical decision tree was designed. The questionnaire which consists of fuzzy decision matrix was then distributed among customers. Then in order to ranking the criteria, gathere...

  4. The Role of Long-Term Orientation and Service Recovery on the Relationships between Trust, Bonding, Customer Satisfaction and Customer Loyalty: The Case of Nigerian Retail Banks

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    Muhammad Mujtaba Abubakar; Sany Sanuri Mohd Mokhtar; Aliyu Olayemi Abdullattef

    2013-01-01

    In spite of consolidation of Nigerian retail banks, the industry is still embattled by customer complaints, lost of customer confidence and loyalty erosion. Extant literature has amply reported the associations between relational dynamics of trust, bonding, customer satisfaction and customer loyalty. However, these reports are contradictory and thus, inconclusive. Meanwhile, literature has argued extensively on the influence of cultural values on customer decision making and buying behaviour....

  5. Efficiency evaluation of customer satisfaction index in e-banking using the fuzzy data envelopment analysis

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    Aliyar Esmaeili

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available E-commerce has created significant opportunities for the corporations to understand the customers’ expectations, desired values, to increase their satisfaction and to expand their market share, more efficiently. The most significant activity of e-commerce is in the field of e-banking and financial services. Customer satisfaction index is a concept introduced for evaluating of the service quality in electronic banking. Considering the relative importance of customer satisfaction in e-banking, defining scientific criteria for the assessment of mentioned index is very important. So, a scientific and efficient method is always needed. The purpose of this paper is to use the fuzzy data envelopment analysis (DEA techniques for evaluating and ranking the efficiency of online customer satisfaction index in eight economic banks in Iran. Here, we first study the fuzzy set theory and the method of traditional DEA in the same model. Next, the relationship between them were developed, which provide the fuzzy DEA model with qualitative data. The SPSS and GAMS software package were employed to analyze the data collected through questionnaires. The results show that three economic banks in terms of customer satisfaction in e-banking were located on the efficiency border and were quite efficient.

  6. The interplay between customer participation and difficulty of design examples in the online designing process and its effect on customer satisfaction: mediational analyses.

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    Chang, Chia-Chi; Chen, Hui-Yun; Huang, I-Chiang

    2009-04-01

    In the current consumer-centric economy, consumers increasingly desire the opportunity to design their own products in order to express more effectively their self-image. Mass customization, based on efficient and flexible modulization designs, has provided individualized products to satisfy this desire. This work presents an experiment employed to demonstrate that customer participation leads to higher satisfaction. Specifically, the increment in customer satisfaction due to participation is greater when an easy example is provided than when either no example or a difficult one is provided. Additionally, self-congruity plays a mediating role on the customer participation-satisfaction relationship, and this mediating effect varies across different levels of the design example provided in the design process. When an easy design example is present, customer participation has a direct effect on satisfaction, in addition to the indirect effect of self-congruity. When a difficult example is provided, customer participation does not have incremental effects on either self-congruity or customer satisfaction. Finally, when no design example is shown to customers, contrary to our expectation, participation still enhances customer satisfaction due to an increased sense of self-congruity. PMID:19250014

  7. An analysis of the new norwegian customer satisfaction barometer (new NCSB in a brazilian supermarket context.

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    Valter Afonso Vieira

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    Full Text Available A lot of consumer satisfaction barometers have been proposed by the literature. However, a dilemma is that the validity, the reliability, and the methods used to assess customer satisfaction and related constructs continue to learn, to adapt, and to improve over time. Thus, this paper tries to understand the modifications and improvements proposed by the new NCSB in Brazil. New NCSB is considers one of the last satisfaction barometers projected by the literature. The results showed support to seven from twelve hypotheses proposed by the model. Conclusions and general comments end the paper.

  8. Banks' Customers Satisfaction and Stock's Returns : Banking Sector - Sweden, Norway, Denmark

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    Konstantopoulou, Nikoletta

    2012-01-01

    Theoretical studies posit that marketing strategies increases customers’ satisfaction and loyalty and decreases the systematic risk of the company’s stock. Many variables such as size, book-to-market and others, which have no special standing in asset-pricing theory, show reli-able power to explain the cross-section of expected stock’s returns. By adding customers’ sat-isfaction to one of them, this research involves discovering the relationship between custom-ers’ satisfaction and stock’s re...

  9. Choice, perceived control, and customer satisfaction: the psychology of online service recovery.

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    Chang, Chia-Chi

    2008-06-01

    Service failures and consequent recoveries have been identified as critical determinants of customer retention. Therefore, effective service recovery programs warrant further exploration, particularly in the online shopping environment, where consumers can receive immediate and tangible service recovery. The results of the present study suggest that by providing a choice of recovery options, customers' sense of control is increased, as is their satisfaction with the particular recovery efforts and their overall satisfaction with the entire service experience. Also, service importance accentuated the impact of choice on perceived control. Specifically, when the service was of greater importance, giving customers a choice of recovery options augmented customers' sense of control more than when the service was of lesser importance. The implications of the findings are also discussed. PMID:18537502

  10. Internet Banking Functionality in Nigeria and Outcomes of Customer Satisfaction: An Empirical Investigation

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    Olatoke A. Adeyemi; Olasunkamin S. Ola; Felicia A. Oyewole

    2014-01-01

    The present study aimed at investigating the impact of internet banking on the customer satisfaction level in banking sector of Nigeria. A structured questionnaire was used to collect data from a sample of Ninety (90) customers of different banks in Nigeria. Data collected were analyzed using regression Analysis with the aid of Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) software version 20. The result showed that the independent variables (i.e internet banking and quality service) were si...

  11. Service Quality and Customer Satisfaction.Case study:Company X

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    Archakova, Asya

    2013-01-01

    Customer satisfaction and service quality are one of the basic opportunities which help to run, to improve business and profit of the company, and especially save the loyalty of its customers. Good service is a result of organized corporate culture, which can be considered as a kind of social culture in general. Setting the values of a generalized trend of activity, rules, regulations and standards concretize this direction. In theory parts are described five determinants of good service qual...

  12. Customer Satisfaction in Hospitality Industry: Middle East Tourists at 3star Hotels in Malaysia

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    Amirreza Forozia; Mohammad Sadeghi Zadeh; Mahnaz Hemmati Noedoust Gilani

    2013-01-01

    Today, Malaysia is the destination of millions of tourists from Middle East countries.3star hotels are the common choice of these travellers due to appropriate service quality and reasonable charges. The purpose of this study is to test the relationship of perceived value, service quality and customer expectation with customer satisfaction. This study uses questionnaire method to collect data from the respondents. The respondents were the Middle East tourists who stayed in 3star hotels at Kua...

  13. A STUDY ON CUSTOMER PREFERENCE AND SATISFACTION TOWARDS ONLINE SHOPPING ON FLIPKART IN COIMBATORE DISTRICT

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    Saranya. W; P. Palanivelu

    2015-01-01

    It is not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It is the customer who pays the wages”. - Henry Ford Customer Satisfaction is very big challenge now days, especially in current scenario they are very much aware about all things which are related with shopping, Preferences refer to certain characteristics any consumer wants to have in a good or service to make it preferable to them. Preferences are the main factors that influence consumer demand. Econ...

  14. Building Store Satisfaction Centred on Customer Retention in Clothing Retailing: Store Design and Ease of Shopping

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    Gulden Turhan

    2016-01-01

    The study’s research model suggests that store design and ease of shopping are associated with customer retention through a mediated pathway in which store design and ease of shopping influence perceived store satisfaction, which in turn, influences customer retention. This survey was administered to two separate clothing stores offered to either females or males (in total, 533 participants). Using structural equation modelling methodology, data was analysed to explain the interrelations amon...

  15. Value-added services : impact of customer satisfaction in Hong Kong housing estates

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    Mak, Yiu-yuen; 麥耀源

    2013-01-01

    The property management industry develops with the real estate market which is one of the major economy contributors in Hong Kong. Since property management is considered as service-oriented industry, satisfying customers mean business successful. The goal of this research aimed at analyzing the impact brought by value-added services in current private housing market through assessing the customer satisfaction level. This research intended to analysis the relationships among value-added se...

  16. Strategic Imperatives of Total Quality Management and Customer Satisfaction in Organizational Sustainability

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    Mercy Ogbari; Taiye T. Borishade

    2015-01-01

    The importance of Total Quality Management (TQM) in today’s business environment is a sine qua non (an indispensable and essential action). This is due to the ever increasing tastes of customers who see service quality as a right owed them by businesses they chose to patronize. This study examined the relationship between total quality management and customer satisfaction in service industries. The aims among others were to evaluate the relationship between of top management commitments and c...

  17. A Support Vector Machine-based Evaluation Model of Customer Satisfaction Degree in Logistics

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    SUN Hua-li; XIE Jian-ying

    2007-01-01

    This paper pressnts a novel evaluation model of the customer satisfaction degree (CSD) in logistics based on support vector machine (SVM). Firstly, the relation between the suppliers and the customers is analyzed. Secondly, the evaluation index system and fuzzy quantitative methods are provided. Thirdly, the CSD evaluation system including eight indexes and three ranks rinsed on one-against-one mode of SVM is built. Last simulation experiment is presented to illustrate the theoretical results.

  18. The Effect of Kiosks Service Quality and Kiosk Product Quality on Customer Satisfaction

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    N. Saeheng

    2014-01-01

    Purpose – This study attempts to examine the impacts of the kiosk service quality dimension (that is, personal Interaction, policy, physical aspects, reliability and problem solving) and the kiosk product quality dimension (including features, aesthetics and customer-perceived quality) on customer satisfaction. It focuses on the kiosks in shopping centers in Thailand.Design/methodology/approach – The study adopted well-known theory of retail service quality and product quality. A survey was c...

  19. A SURVEY OF CUSTOMERS' SATISFACTION FROM AEROBIC AND BODYBUILDING CLUBS OF WOMEN IN KERMANSHAH

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    Shirin Zadoshtian; Rasool Noroozi; Hasan Fathi

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine customers' satisfaction of aerobic and bodybuildingclubs of women in Kermanshah with descriptive method. All the customers' of aerobic andbodybuilding clubs of women in Kermanshah form the statistical population of this study. In thisstudy; sample of 250 individuals is considered. The research tool is a researcher-madequestionnaire that its validity and reliability was confirmed. Descriptive methods are used toanalyze the data and in order to determi...

  20. A Comparison of Customers` Satisfaction with Aerobics and Bodybuilding in Public and Private Gyms

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    Seyed Abbas Afsanepurak; Rasool Norouzi Seyed Hossini; Masoumeh Kalateh Seyfari

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of the present study is to compare the customers` satisfaction with aerobics and bodybuilding in public and private gyms in Kermanshah-Iran. It was descriptive-survey research. The statistical population were all female private and public customers in aerobics and bodybuilding gyms in Kermanshah. The study sample was 250 female athletes. In order to gather data, a researcher- made questionnaire with the reliability (α = 0.81) was administered.In order to analyze the data, we appli...

  1. The impact of e-ticketing technique on customer satisfaction: an empirical analysis

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    Mazen Kamal Qteishat; Haitham Hmoud Alshibly; Mohammad Atwah Al-ma'aitah

    2015-01-01

    Recently, internet technology is considered to be the most used information and communication technology by organizations: it can ease the process of transactions and reinforce the relation between companies and customers. This investigation empirically examines the impact of e-ticketing technique on customer satisfaction; a convenience sample of Jordanian airline passengers that had booked flights in the last 12 months through companies offering e-ticketing services was acquired. The finding...

  2. Identifying service quality dimensions as antecedents to customer satisfaction in retail banking

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    Iča Rojšek; Barbara Culiberg

    2010-01-01

    This paper explores service quality in a retail bank setting in Slovenia and its influence on customer satisfaction. In previous studies both SERVQUAL and SERVPERF scales have been used for measuring service quality. Based on SERVPERF a 28-item scale has been developed for this study. Through factor analysis four dimensions of service quality have been obtained. The results from regression analysis suggest that all four dimensions of service quality as well as service range influence customer...

  3. Analyzing effects of service encounter quality on customer satisfaction in banking industry

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    Hossein Gazor

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Service quality represents a modern approach for quality in enterprises and organizations and serves the development of a truly customer-focused management and culture. Measuring service quality offers an immediate, meaningful and objective feedback about clients' preferences and expectations. In this paper, we study the relationship between customer perceptions from service encounter quality and loyalty of customer to organization and employees. The proposed study is implemented for banking sector in Iran using SERVQUAL factors and considers various factors influencing the quality of service. The results of the survey indicate that service quality systems, customer satisfaction are the most desirable factors based on the feedback we received from the customers. In addition, response to customers and loyalty to employees, service encounter quality, service and loyalty to organization, arrangements are in the next levels, respectively.

  4. A study to measure the impact of customer perception, quality, environment concern and satisfaction on green customer loyalty

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    Hamid Reza Saeednia

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Green product management plays an important role in today's economy and people are increasing becoming more interested in green products. In this paper, we present an empirical study to measure the impact of customer perception, quality, environment concern and satisfaction on green customer loyalty. The study proposes two hypotheses, where the first hypothesis studies whether the quality of green product has direct impact on customer satisfaction and the second hypothesis examines whether quality of green product has direct impact on customer loyalty. The population of this paper includes all people who use paper-based drinking glass, napkin and packaging products and live in city of Tehran, Iran. Since not all people are involved in all parts of the city in such product, we have decided to select only those who are involved in using these kinds of products including hospitals, universities, etc. The sampling technique has distributed 300 questionnaires and gathered 283 good quality ones for analysis. The questionnaire consists of 19 questions in five different perspectives. The proposed study uses sequential equation modeling and the results have confirmed both hypotheses.

  5. Critical incidents and the impact of satisfaction on customer share

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    van Doorn, J.; Verhoef, P.C.

    2008-01-01

    In business markets, the long-term nature of relationships may prompt parties to conduct "business as usual," but negative critical incidents (CIs) can cause a destabilization of these long-term relationships. The authors develop a comprehensive dynamic model of customer loyalty to account for the i

  6. INVESTIGATING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PERCEIVED SACRIFICE AND B TO B CUSTOMER SATISFACTION IN THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY

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    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available The Romanian insurance market expanded rapidly during the last two decades. Presently, the Insurance Supervisory Commission (CSA reports 43 insurance companies and 567 insurance brokers. In this extremely dynamic and competitive environment, it is compulsory to control key elements that generate and maintain customer satisfaction. Therefore, the hereto paper concentrates on the influence exerted by perceived sacrifice over the business to business customer satisfaction in the insurance industry. More precisely, the objective is to investigate the impact of effort, time and money spent by the business to business customer over satisfaction. The concept of satisfaction has been intensively explored in the literature due to the fact that both practitioners and academics understood that it held a great significance in determining and preserving customer relationships and therefore, long-term profitability. In the service sector, much research has been conducted in the business to consumer context, especially concentrated on the relationship between service quality and satisfaction, whereas the business to business setting received less attention. In order to explore the relationship between perceived sacrifice and satisfaction, a descriptive research design was used. A questionnaire was created using multiple items for measuring satisfaction and perceived sacrifice and also a number of identification variables. The survey concerned companies that had had benefitted from the services of an insurance broker at least once. Copies of the questionnaire were sent by email to company managers from all the main industries. A total of 85 answers were collected. With the help of SPSS tool, the two measurement scales were tested for reliability and validity and a factor analysis was performed. The next step was to calculate the composite scores for each of the two variables and to carry out the simple linear regression analysis. Our linear model considers that

  7. Does Satisfaction Matter More if a Multichannel Customer Is also a Multicompany Customer?

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    B. LARIVIÈRE; Cooil, B.; L. AKSOY; T. L. KEININGHAM

    2011-01-01

    Purpose – Although the influence of using multiple channels on customer behavior has been investigated, most of this research has focused on channel behavior within a single company. Customers however frequently have access to multiple providers amongst which they can choose to allocate their spending in a category. Prior research therefore has neglected to understand what happens when a multichannel customer also chooses to conduct business with multiple companies. This research investigates...

  8. Empirical Evidence for the Relation between Customer Satisfaction and Business Performance

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    A. van der Wiele (Ton); J.P.P.E.F. Boselie (Paul); M. Hesselink

    2001-01-01

    textabstractThis paper focuses on the analysis of empirical data on customer satisfaction and the relationship with hard organisational performance data. The organisation is a Flexcompany with its headquarters in The Netherlands, but also operating in other countries in Europe. The empirical data on

  9. Customer satisfaction as a buffer against sentimental stock-price corrections

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    Merrin, R.P.; Hoffmann, A.O.I.; Pennings, J.M.E.

    2013-01-01

    Abstract Previous research has shown that customer satisfaction is a market-based asset that can contribute to a firm’s value by increasing its stock-market returns, while simultaneously reducing the riskiness of these returns. This study contributes to the growing literature on the marketing–financ

  10. A Brand Loyalty Model Utilizing Team Identification and Customer Satisfaction in the Licensed Sports Product Industry

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    Lee, Soonhwan; Shin, Hongbum; Park, Jung-Jun; Kwon, Oh-Ryun

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship among the attitudinal brand loyalty variables (i.e., cognitive, affective, and conative components), team identification, and customer satisfaction by developing a structural equation model, based on Oliver's (1997) attitudinal brand loyalty model. The results of this study confirmed…

  11. PRICING STRATEGY USED AS A TOOL FOR BUILDING CUSTOMER SATISFACTION IN THE RETAIL SECTOR

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    Toma Sorin; Niculae Sabin Mihai; Paul Marinescu

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to highlight the importance of pricing strategy in the retail sector and the power of their influence on consumer behavior. Merchants should consider the price generates perceptions and can influence consumer behavior and buying customers. They must also understand how to participate in the price of consumer satisfaction.

  12. Surprise... Surprise..., An Empirical Investigation on How Surprise is Connected to Customer Satisfaction

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    J. Vanhamme (Joëlle)

    2003-01-01

    textabstractThis research investigates the specific influence of the emotion of surprise on customer transaction-specific satisfaction. Four empirical studies-two field studies (a diary study and a cross section survey) and two experiments-were conducted. The results show that surprise positively [n

  13. 75 FR 9277 - Proposed Information Collection (Nation-Wide Customer Satisfaction Surveys) Activity: Comment...

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    ... used to identify problems or compliant and to improve the quality of health care services delivered to... AFFAIRS Proposed Information Collection (Nation-Wide Customer Satisfaction Surveys) Activity: Comment... identify problems or complaints in VA's health care services. DATES: Written comments and...

  14. Assessing Customer Satisfaction at the NIST Research Library: Essential Tool for Future Planning

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    Liu, Rosa; Allmang, Nancy

    2008-01-01

    This article describes a campus-wide customer satisfaction survey undertaken by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Research Library in 2007. The methodology, survey instrument, data analysis, results, and actions taken in response to the survey are described. The outcome and recommendations will guide the library both…

  15. SY 2008-09 Customer Satisfaction Survey Results (Full Report). DoDEA Results

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    The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Customer Satisfaction Survey is a biennial survey administered by DoDEA to parents and students to monitor DoDEA's success in meeting students' needs. The survey is administered every other year to sponsors with children in pre-kindergarten--12th grade and to students in grades 4-12. For the…

  16. Approaching Error-Free Customer Satisfaction through Process Change and Feedback Systems

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    Berglund, Kristin M.; Ludwig, Timothy D.

    2009-01-01

    Employee-based errors result in quality defects that can often impact customer satisfaction. This study examined the effects of a process change and feedback system intervention on error rates of 3 teams of retail furniture distribution warehouse workers. Archival records of error codes were analyzed and aggregated as the measure of quality. The…

  17. SY 2010-11 Customer Satisfaction Survey Results (Full Report). DoDEA Results

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    The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Customer Satisfaction Survey is a biennial survey administered by DoDEA to parents and students to monitor DoDEA's success in meeting students' needs. The survey is administered every other year to sponsors with children in pre-kindergarten-12th grade and to students in grades 4-12. For the…

  18. Effects of marketing ethics on customer satisfaction in tourism industry

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    Anxin Xu; Chich-Jen Shieh

    2014-01-01

    Reputation is key in the management in tourism industry. In other words, a company should present favorable corporate image to enhance the trust of the customers and further induce the purchase intention and behaviors so as to enhance the sustainable management of tourism businesses. Customers’ Trust is the support of tourism industry, as it satisfies the basic demands for travel guarantee and safety. Following the promotion of consumer awareness, consumers tend to purchase products or accept...

  19. Customer attractiveness, supplier satisfaction and preferred customer status: a review and a cycle model

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    Schiele, H.; Veldman, J.; Hüttinger, L.

    2012-01-01

    In this paper, we introduce the concept of preferred customer status, i.e. a buyer is awarded preferential treatment of its important suppliers compared to their other customers. As there is a lack of knowledge of what motivates suppliers to serve selected buyers better than others, our research

  20. The Authorized Service After-Sales Service, Customer Satisfaction and Impact: An Application in the Automotive Industry in Istanbul

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    Zeynep ÖZGÜNER; Kurtuldu, Hüseyin Sabri

    2015-01-01

    Authorized service after sales services provided by this study investigates the relationship between customer satisfaction. Research of survey forms conducted to the car owners. Their car owners surveyed in the study, presented to them by their satisfaction with after-sales service customer satisfaction levels identified were whether there is a relationship with the size of the after-sales service. Also differentiate according to demographic variables were found to be different. The security ...

  1. THE LEVEL OF CUSTOMER SATISFACTION AS ONE OF THE GOALS OF THE QUALITY OF THE ORGANIZATION IN THE BAKERY INDUSTRY

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    Aleksandar Maric; Slavko Arsovski

    2010-01-01

    The original definition of consumption (from Latin "consumer") that is closely related to the notion of consumer, related to the taking of food- consuming. This paper describes an original methodology of measuring customer satisfaction bakery products (bread and pastries) as well as the quality objectives of the organization. By comparing the size of the level of satisfaction obtained by this method of measuring the ACSI index, as one of the most used way to measure customer satisfaction with...

  2. Application of the european customer satisfaction index to postal services. Structural equation models versus partial least squars

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    O'Loughlin, Christina; Coenders, Germà

    2002-01-01

    Customer satisfaction and retention are key issues for organizations in today’s competitive market place. As such, much research and revenue has been invested in developing accurate ways of assessing consumer satisfaction at both the macro (national) and micro (organizational) level, facilitating comparisons in performance both within and between industries. Since the instigation of the national customer satisfaction indices (CSI), partial least squares (PLS) has been used to estimate the CSI...

  3. Wellness Tourism among Seniors in Taiwan: Previous Experience, Service Encounter Expectations, Organizational Characteristics, Employee Characteristics, and Customer Satisfaction

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    Kaung-Hwa Chen

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed to investigate the influence of the service encounter expectations of senior customers during wellness tours on customer satisfaction. The organizational attributes of hotels, organizational characteristics and employee characteristics, were adopted as mediating variables. A total of 346 valid questionnaires were retrieved from 50 year-old and above seniors in Taiwan. The results showed that the service encounter expectations of seniors had an indirect influence on customer satisfaction and the organizational attributes mediated the service encounter expectations of seniors and customer satisfaction. The moment of truth in the interactions between service staff members and seniors represents the pivotal management implication of this study.

  4. Relational Variables and Life Satisfaction in African American and Asian American College Women

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    Berkel, LaVerne A.; Constantine, Madonna G.

    2005-01-01

    The authors explored associations among relationship harmony, perceived family conflicts, relational self-concept, and life satisfaction in a sample of 169 African American and Asian American college women. As hypothesized, higher relational self-concept, or the extent to which individuals include close relationships in their self-concepts, and…

  5. [Analysis of on-call consultations with clinical pathologists--identification of customer's satisfaction].

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    Yanai, M

    2000-09-01

    One aspect whereby effectiveness of clinical pathologists can be measured is customer service and satisfaction. Clinical pathologist should identify their customers, their processes and procedures to meet these needs to the customer's satisfaction. To identify customer's satisfaction, the records of on-call consultations with clinical pathologists were analyzed. Between January 1996 and December 1998, 1327 consultations were recorded, 40% of which were consultations from physicians, 50% from medical technologists. Physicians requested interpretation of laboratory data obtained, and clinical knowledge mainly concerning the microbiology and hematology during office hours. On holidays, physicians needed help performing emergency tests such as Gram stain and Wright-Giemsa stain. During office hours, medical technologists requested clinical information concerning patients in whom unreasonable data would be reported and the contact to the clinical side. Furthermore, technologists inquired about the methodology of laboratory tests during day duty on holidays. These results indicated that the clinical pathologist in our hospital could satisfy the customer(physicians and medical technologists), by providing 1) a wide range of clinical knowledge concerning not only the laboratory medicine but clinical medicine including therapeutics, 2) capability of performing emergency tests such as Gram stain and Wright-Giemsa stain, and 3) capability of interpreting the results obtained. Although these would not be adopted in every hospital, every clinical pathologist should examine his role in the hospital. PMID:11051798

  6. The Influence of Human Resource Practices on Internal Customer Satisfaction and Organizational Effectiveness

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    IRFAN ULLAH

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available It is generally believed that the impact of Human Resource Practices on internal customer satisfaction can create comparative advantage for the organizational performance. The main objective of this study was to find out the impact of Human Resource Practices on internal customer satisfaction and organizational effectiveness. The impact of human resource practices on the overall performance of organizations has been a leading subject of research and the results havebeen encouraging, indicative of positive relationship between Human Resource practices and organizational effectiveness. Data was collected through personally administered questionnaire-based survey from 290 banking personnel of Pakistan. Structural equation modeling was used to examine the anticipated model. The results showed that some Human Resource Practices appear to be linked to internal customer satisfaction and organizational effectiveness. The implications for practitioners were to modify and emphasize certain human resource practices, and to emphasize the role of internal customers for organizational effectiveness enhancement. These findings revealed the importance of internal customers in enhancing employee morale, organizational commitment, employee productivity, turnover rate and the organization’s ability to attract talent.

  7. The Influence of Human Resource Practices on Internal Customer Satisfaction and Organizational Effectiveness

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    Irfan Ullah

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available It is generally believed that the impact of Human Resource Practices on internal customer satisfaction can create comparative advantage for the organizational performance. The main objective of this study was to find out the impact of Human Resource Practices on internal customer satisfaction and organizational effectiveness. The impact of human resource practices on the overall performance of organizations has been a leading subject of research and the results have been encouraging, indicative of positive relationship between Human Resource practices and organizational effectiveness. Data was collected through personally administered questionnaire-based survey from 290 banking personnel of Pakistan. Structural equation modeling was used to examine the anticipated model. The results showed that some Human Resource Practices appear to be linked to internal customer satisfaction and organizational effectiveness. The implications for practitioners were to modify and emphasize certain human resource practices, and to emphasize the role of internal customers for organizational effectiveness enhancement. These findings revealed the importance of internal customers in enhancing employee morale, organizational commitment, employee productivity, turnover rate and the organization’s ability to attract talent.

  8. Customer care. Patient satisfaction in the prehospital setting.

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    Doering, G T

    1998-09-01

    The focus of the study was to prioritize six emergency medical service treatment factors in terms of their impact upon patient satisfaction in the prehospital setting. The six treatment areas analyzed were: EMS response time; medical care provided on scene; explanation of care by the provider; the provider's ability to reduce patient anxiety; the provider's ability to meet the patient's non-medical needs; and the level of courtesy/politeness shown by the EMS provider toward the patient. Telephone interviews were conducted with both patients and bystanders to obtain their perception of how well the system met their needs. The study analyzed how the six issues were rated and then evaluated the impact an individual's low score in a category had on that person's overall rating of the service provided. The overall satisfaction rating is not a calculated score, but an overall score specified by the respondent. The effect each issue had on the respondent's overall rating was determined by averaging the overall ratings for a category's low scorers, averaging the overall ratings for high scorers and then measuring the difference. Results of the study indicate that the factor with the greatest negative impact on patient satisfaction came from a perceived lack of crew courtesy and politeness. Respondents who indicated a fair to poor score in this category decreased their overall score by 60.2%. Ratings in other categories yielded the following results: When respondents rated the response time as fair to poor, their average overall rating showed an 18.4% decrease. When respondents rated the quality of medical care as fair to poor, their average overall rating showed a decrease of 22.6%. When the crew's ability to explain what was happening to the patient was rated as fair to poor, the average overall score dropped 33.6%. When the EMT's and medic's ability to reduce the patient's anxiety was rated fair to poor, average overall score declined by 32.6%. Finally, when the crew

  9. Customer care. Patient satisfaction in the prehospital setting.

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    Doering, G T

    1998-09-01

    The focus of the study was to prioritize six emergency medical service treatment factors in terms of their impact upon patient satisfaction in the prehospital setting. The six treatment areas analyzed were: EMS response time; medical care provided on scene; explanation of care by the provider; the provider's ability to reduce patient anxiety; the provider's ability to meet the patient's non-medical needs; and the level of courtesy/politeness shown by the EMS provider toward the patient. Telephone interviews were conducted with both patients and bystanders to obtain their perception of how well the system met their needs. The study analyzed how the six issues were rated and then evaluated the impact an individual's low score in a category had on that person's overall rating of the service provided. The overall satisfaction rating is not a calculated score, but an overall score specified by the respondent. The effect each issue had on the respondent's overall rating was determined by averaging the overall ratings for a category's low scorers, averaging the overall ratings for high scorers and then measuring the difference. Results of the study indicate that the factor with the greatest negative impact on patient satisfaction came from a perceived lack of crew courtesy and politeness. Respondents who indicated a fair to poor score in this category decreased their overall score by 60.2%. Ratings in other categories yielded the following results: When respondents rated the response time as fair to poor, their average overall rating showed an 18.4% decrease. When respondents rated the quality of medical care as fair to poor, their average overall rating showed a decrease of 22.6%. When the crew's ability to explain what was happening to the patient was rated as fair to poor, the average overall score dropped 33.6%. When the EMT's and medic's ability to reduce the patient's anxiety was rated fair to poor, average overall score declined by 32.6%. Finally, when the crew

  10. TEAM SELLING AND CUSTOMER SATISFACTION IN THE MISSION CRITICAL SECTOR: A CASE STUDY OF EYP MISSION CRITICAL FACILITIES INC.

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    Timothy J. CRADER

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available This study examined the relationships between selling teams (STs and customer satisfaction within the mission critical power design industry. The literature indicates that STs, which are considered a state of the art sales model, deserved further research. The SERVQUAL survey was used to measure customer satisfaction with EYP Mission Critical’s most strategic customers. The difference in customer satisfaction for customers serviced by STs and traditional sales personnel were compared. The investigation found support indicating that a ST approach had a positive relationship to increased customer satisfaction levels. Based on the results of the study, it is recommended that sales leaders within the specialized service industry consider a ST approach when formulating future revenue growth and relationship strategy.

  11. The Impact of Service Operations Failures on Customer Satisfaction: Evidence on How Failures and Their Source Affect What Matters to Customers

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    Shannon W. Anderson; Scott Baggett, L.; Sally K. Widener

    2009-01-01

    Research in consumer psychology shows that customers seek reasons for service failures and that attributions of blame moderate the effects of failure on the level of customer satisfaction. This paper extends research on service operations failures by hypothesizing that attributions of blame also affect what matters to the customer during service failures. Specifically, we hypothesize that the relative weights that customers assign to key service elements in reaching an overall assessment of c...

  12. Sex guilt and life satisfaction in Iranian-american women.

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    Abdolsalehi-Najafi, Emon; Beckman, Linda J

    2013-08-01

    Although the experience of sex guilt has been considered among a variety of ethnic groups, the area has not yet been empirically explored among Iranian American women. The present study investigated the relationship between sexual self-schema (i.e., beliefs about the sexual aspects of oneself), acculturation, and sex guilt, and it further examined the association between sex guilt and life satisfaction in Iranian American women. A total of 65 Iranian American women, with a mean age of 31.3 years (SD = 11.7), completed five self-administered questionnaires. Findings indicated a significant inverse correlation between sexual self-schema and sex guilt. More specifically, women who endorsed negative self-views regarding their sexual self reported higher levels sex guilt. Results revealed that acculturation was unrelated to sex guilt, when the effect of being Muslim or non-Muslim was controlled. Women with high sex guilt reported significantly lower levels of life satisfaction. Moreover, analyses for mediation effects supported sex guilt as a partially mediating variable between sexual self-schema and life satisfaction. Levels of sex guilt were higher among Muslim women when compared to women of other religious affiliations. Additionally, Muslim women appeared to be significantly less acculturated to Western ideals than other religious groups. The present findings suggest that mental health professionals who provide services to Iranian American women need to consider the negative effects of sex guilt, particularly among Muslim women.

  13. A Study of Customer Satisfaction in a Non-profit Organization

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    Lazárková, Martina

    2014-01-01

    Bakalářská práce je zaměřena na spokojenost zákazníka v neziskové organizaci. V teoretické části jsou definovány základní pojmy týkající se zákazníka, spokojenosti zákazníka a pojmy související s neziskovou organizací. Cílem praktické části je poskytnout návrhy na zvýšení spokojenosti zákazníka v cimbálové muzice. The thesis is focused on customer satisfaction in nonprofit organization. In the theoretical part there are defined basic notions deleating with a customer, customer satisfaction...

  14. Customer Satisfaction Measurement and Analysis Using Six Sigma in Telecom Sector of Pakistan

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    Muhammad Imran Qureshi

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Six Sigma has been considered as a powerful business strategy that employs a well structured continuous improvementmethodology to reduce process variability and waste within the business processes along with an effective application of statistical tools andtechniques. The objective of the study measures the customer satisfaction in Telecom sector of Khyber Pakhtoonkhawa (KPK province ofPakistan by using the six sigma methodology. The study further elaborates a mixture of tools and techniques within the Six Sigmamethodologies to achieve substantial financial benefits and customers’ satisfaction. The results of Pareto chart shows that there are numberof problems which are facing by the existing customers in the customer service centre i.e., network problems, sim registration problems,billing issues, sim blocking issues, etc.

  15. The Effects Of Customer Satisfaction and Switching Costs On Customer Lo yalty In Health Care

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    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available In recent years, the increasing number of private hospitals and the change in service quality and service requirements offered to patients in our country has led to an increase in competition for patients. Becauseof higher competition in healtcare sector, hospitals change their approach and focus more first on retention and then new patient acquisition. As a result, the relationship between satisfaction, trust, loyalty and switching costs as well as factors that affect these variables gain stratejik importance for hospital managements. Therefore, in this study, the relationship between satisfaction, loyalty and switching costs are investigated for university hospitals. Results show that satisfaction and direct effect of switching costs are important for loyalty. However, moderating effects of switching costs are not too strong.

  16. Strategies for ensuring customer satisfaction - a case study from SCCL

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    Venkateswar, A.; Sastry, D.S. [Singareni Collieries Co. Ltd., Kothagudem (India)

    2002-04-01

    The paper gives an overview of the Singareni Collieries Co. Ltd (SCCL) and outlines the decision taken in 1997 to undertake a major reform in the quality front, and their implementation. A case study describes how SCCL improved the quality of its service and the quality of the coal it delivered to an old customer the Karnataka Power Corporation (KPCL) to the extent that complaints fell to nil. Technical and administrative steps enforced are given. These include adjustment to coal handling, transport, and sampling defined under a 'Fuel supply agreement' (FSA). 1 tab.

  17. 网络信息服务客户满意评测研究%Study on Customer Satisfaction Test for Network Information Service

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    史田华

    2001-01-01

    Proceeding from the concept of customer satisfaction management,this paper describes the customer satisfaction test for network information service,including standard,scheme,method,technology and result.

  18. The effects of Justice Oriented Service Recovery on Customer Satisfaction and Loyalty in Retail Banks in Ethiopia

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    Efrem Sisay Assefa

    2014-01-01

    The principal objective of this study is to investigate the effects of justice oriented service recovery on customer satisfaction in retail banks in Ethiopia. It also attempts to assess how recovery satisfaction in turn affects customer loyalty.  In order to realize the research objectives, data were collected through survey questionnaire from a total of 400 customers who have experienced service failures and recovered by the banks during the past one year.  The study utilizes the instrument ...

  19. Dining atmospherics and food and service quality as predictors of customer satisfaction at sit-down restaurants

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    Petzer, Daniel; Mackay, Nedia

    2014-01-01

    South African sit-down restaurants operate in a fiercely competitive environment and customer satisfaction has proven critical for survival in this and other service industries. A satisfied customer spreads positive word-of-mouth, returns, and contributes to profitability. Extant literature indicates that customer satisfaction is in turn impacted by product and service quality, and also by the atmospheric elements present in the servicescape. It is, however, important to determine the extent ...

  20. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN VARIOUS ASPECTS OF THE ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION COMPANY'S PERFORMANCE AND CUSTOMERS' SATISFACTION AS WELL AS THEIR PERCEIVED JUSTICE

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    Manouchehr Molaie

    2014-01-01

    This study investigates different dimensions of perceived justice and its relationship with customer satisfaction in Electricity Distribution Company in Ardabil, Iran. Since the electricity distribution company rarely has a face-to-face contact with customers, it is difficult to examine customers' satisfaction through the conventional techniques. Therefore, based on the literature, a questionnaire was developed and distributed among 2395 individuals of diverse groups. By exploratory factor...