The majority of previous research into service quality and services marketing has concentrated upon the measurement of service quality outcomes, rather than the enhancement
of the process by which service is delivered. In this study a conceptual model of the service acculturation process is proposed, modelling the input of service managers and employees in the delivery of service quality to customers. The conceptualisation is then empirically tested utilising a dyadic study of the New Zealand hotel industry. Results indicate that 1) a strong commitment to service is important for both managers and employees; and 2) that employees’ teamwork may have an adverse effect on perceived quality of customer service. Implications of the results and future research directions are subsequently discussed.
|Australia and New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference 2003
|1/12/03 → 3/12/03
- service behaviours
- service quality
- service commitment
- firm performance