Searching for the Value of Quality in Financial Services
Wharton Financial Institutions Center Working Paper No. 00-39
34 Pages Posted: 11 Jan 2001 Last revised: 21 Aug 2014
Date Written: October 1, 2000
In this paper we report results from a study which explores the impact of quality on performance in the financial services industry. Although some disagreement exists, the operations management, economics and marketing literature advocate a positive relationship between quality and financial performance. Recent strong evidence suggests that in order for such studies to be meaningful they must focus on individual industries. Our study focuses on the financial services industry and provides new insights on the relationship between quality and financial performance in this important service sector. Stock performance information is used to further explore this relationship. Through the results reported here we also identify the weaknesses inherent in existing stock-performance studies on the impact of quality and identify the methodological approaches that should be pursued in order to avoid such weakneses.
Keywords: Quality, event studies, financial performance, service sector, financial institutions
JEL Classification: G2, N20, M10, M20
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