Organisational Culture of Customer Care: Market Orientation and Service Quality
International Journal of Services and Standards, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 137-153, 2007
18 Pages Posted: 16 Jun 2008 Last revised: 8 Jun 2012
Date Written: 2007
The purpose of this study is to assess the proposition that adoption of a market orientation leads to improved service quality for service sector organisations. We argue that an organisational culture incorporating customer care as its central tenet and involving efforts to understand the needs of customers through a market orientation enables the organisation to provide quality services that satisfy the identified customer needs. Data were collected from 15 service providers using the MORTN scale to measure market orientation and the SERVPERF scale to measure service quality.
Keywords: Customer Care, Organizational Culture, Organisational Culture, Market Orientation, Service Quality, Service sector, services, MORTN, SERVQUAL, SERVPERF, Service Performance
JEL Classification: F2, L1, L2, L8, M1, M3, M5
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