16 Pages Posted: 6 Apr 2009
Date Written: April 6, 2009
Indian Banks have recorded a phenomenal growth in the past decade with the initiation of Economic Reforms. The banks, both Public and Private, have transformed themselves into profit-oriented business organizations besides playing a developmental role in the economy. In an attempt to be more profitable, the banks have become competitive and more customer-oriented. This new orientation has compelled them to take a more pragmatic approach for conducting the business. In the backdrop of this scenario, the study reviewed implementation of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and the impact of CRM on service quality and customer retention in ten public and private sector banks of India.
It was found that the Private Sector Banks have been able to implement the CRM practices more effectively as compared to their Public Sector counterparts. This fact has further been corroborated by the findings of the service quality level being provided by these banks. Further, it was observed both the public and private sector banks scored the least on responsiveness and empathy factors. Public Sector Banks have fared better in terms of reliability and assurance whereas the Private Sector Banks have fared better in terms of tangibility, reliability and assurance.
Further, the results suggest that the banks (whether public or private) are equally affected by CRM initiatives they undertake to retain the customers.
Keywords: Customer Relationship Management, Retention, Service Quality, Banks, Competition, Implementation
JEL Classification: FEN, MRN
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