IMPACT OF SERVICE QUALITY ON CUSTOMER SATISFACTION IN TELECOM SECTOR OF PAKISTAN

Research proposal for B.COM(HONS) ASSIGNMENT to be presented at the HAILEY COLLEGE OF COMMERCE UNIVERSITY OF THE PUNJAB

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(3) consumer satisfaction has a significant effect on purchase . The moderating role of switching costs in the customer satisfaction-loyalty link. cost & billing and through providing quality network. & Barry. zeithaml. responsiveness and assurance (Parasuraman & grewal. Henkel et al(2006) found that satisfied customer of telecom sector have high extent of usage and intention to repurchase in future. Lee. 2000).Statement of Topic At present the customer satisfaction is being measured in telecommunication sector by using the five dimensions of service quality as telecommunication is service sector so customer satisfaction depends on service quality. (ojo. The attainment of quality in products and services has become a pivotal concern of the 1980s. Introduction Every organization strives for long term success. cost & billing and network quality. The study aims to know the relationship b/w customer satisfaction and perceived service quality and to determine which aspect of service quality affects customer satisfaction. The authors attempt to rectify this situation by reporting the insights obtained in an extensive exploratory investigation of quality in four service businesses and by developing a model of service quality. Aim of Study The main aim of the study is to retain customers through churn management while adopting CRM and it can be done through customer care. 1985). Quality is considered to be main element of customer satisfaction in both manufacturing and service quality. While quality in tangible goods has been described and measured by marketers. and to identify customer segments and then analyze the heterogeneity in the satisfaction-loyalty link among the different segments (Lee. reliability. and purchase suggests that the current operationalization of service quality mix up satisfaction and attitude The results suggest that (1) a performance-based measure of service quality may be an improved means of measuring the service quality concept. 2001) The conceptualization and measurement of service quality and the relationships between service quality. & Feick. quality in services is largely undefined and unsearched. consumer satisfaction. There are various factors that contribute to organization success. The five dimensions identified as part of construct service quality are tangibles. (2) service quality is an originator of consumer satisfaction. this research would focus on CHURN Management and customer relationship management (CRM) and focus on customer retention through customer care. 2010)Found that importance can be realized with the fact that organization should focus on service quality. Propositions and recommendations to stimulate future research about service quality are offered (parasuraman. empathy.

intentions. innovation and learning & finance. 2009) found that there is close relation between service quality and customer satisfaction. & Ahmad. price and customer care impacts the customer satisfaction. ( BHARGAVA. Ali. call services. and (4) service quality has less effect on purchase intentions than does consumer satisfaction (cronin & taylor. 2010) found that six sigma model is an important tool for assessing the customer satisfaction that brings additional benefit to telecom industry and helps to adopt the best practice for service delivery. 2010) found that five dimensions of service quality determines the retention intention of customers with the quality offered. 2010) found that the dimensions of telecom service quality influenced in four perspectives including customer. Ismail. 2008) found that how service providers can fulfill the needs of customers and how to gain an edge in the telecom market of India and found that variety of services offered by the various players leads to switch over and churn. 2010) found that the dimensions of service quality that have significant impact on customer satisfaction they also found that network quality also seems to be most important dimension influencing customer satisfaction. continuous improvement. Juga. & Akram. Waseemullah. internal business. BHARDWAJ. 2009) found that price quality usage and service support impacts customers satisfaction and is affected by the signal quality network coverage and off-net charges are also responsible for customer satisfaction and the coverage in term of number of cities. RATHORE. ( Yunus. 2009)found that the determinants of customer satisfaction and customer retention and studied the variables like price. Khurana. 2005)found that satisfaction and intention are generalizable and are closely related to each other. ( Paulrajan & Rajkumar. 2011) Found that price and quality are most influential factors in determining the selection of telecom service providers moreover communication quality. (Analytic Network Process Analysis of an Indian Telecommunication Service Supply Chain: A Case Study. (Ojo. Shaukat. Ahmed. & Khurana. facilities. ( Venkatesh. the relationship between service quality customer relationships and customer loyalty and retention using evidence from the UK banking sector and its small business customers found that investment in the development of service quality and customer relationships is the belief that such investments will enhance loyalty. 1996) Literature Review (Joshi. (Ennew & Binks. & . process improvement payback maximization that leads to customer satisfaction ( Ismail. process optimization. ( Oyeniyi & Abiodun. ( Butt & Run. 2009) found that customer satisfaction is related with how organization respond to perceived value. Abdullah. Usman.how much reliable their services are and empathy and . quality of service. ( Hemphill & Geursen. ( Ahmad. & Francis. 1992). retention and profitability. Nawaz. Ahmed. call clarity. satisfaction of customers and help that service providers will provide for maximizing the customer satisfaction. 2010) found that service quality has impact on customer satisfaction and there is positive relationship between service quality and customer satisfaction he also found that organization should first derive the expectations of customers regarding service quality and their suggestions should be taken into account. & Ishak. 2010) found that customer satisfaction positively affects the customer retention and switching cost affects the level of customer retention so the service quality of telecom sector will determine the switching cost of customers ( Ali.

The sampling technique used is non-probability sampling. ( ZAIM. 2010) found that there is relationship between service quality customer satisfaction and customer loyalty. UCAR. Instruments and Measurements Questionnaire will use dichotomous scale and five point lickert scale. The mailed questionnaires and structured interviews are used as instruments of data collection. . Methodology The mathematical and statistical techniques would be used to calculate the customer satisfaction and the sample of 500 university students is taken as youth is the major users of networks used in Pakistan. & AKKAS.assurance relation with customer satisfaction. TURKYILMAZ. TARIM.

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