Service guarantee redress options in a hotel environment

McQuilken, Lisa 2006, Service guarantee redress options in a hotel environment, in ANZMAC 2006 : Advancing theory, maintaining relevance, proceedings, Queensland University of Technology, School of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations, Brisbane, Qld..

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Title Service guarantee redress options in a hotel environment
Author(s) McQuilken, Lisa
Conference name Australian & New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference (2006 : Brisbane, Queensland)
Conference location Queensland University of Technology, Gardens Point Campus, Brisbane
Conference dates 4-6 December 2006
Title of proceedings ANZMAC 2006 : Advancing theory, maintaining relevance, proceedings
Editor(s) Patti, Charles
Drennan, Judy
Publication date 2006
Conference series Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference
Publisher Queensland University of Technology, School of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations
Place of publication Brisbane, Qld.
Keyword(s) unconditional guarantees
service recovery
compensation
fix
Summary Unconditional service guarantees are a popular marketing tool in the hotel industry worldwide. They promise total satisfaction and guests are free to invoke the guarantee whenever they are dissatisfied. While many hotels offer “money-back” compensation following guarantee invocation, others vary the payout depending on the severity of the service failure and still others will only compensate the customer if the problem leading to invocation of the guarantee cannot be fixed. To the researcher’s knowledge, the influence of compensation and fix (i.e., taking action to resolve the problem) on consumers’ perceptions of distributive justice has not been examined previously in a service guarantee context. This paper begins to address this gap by presenting a conceptual model and related propositions, arguing that redress (compensation and fix) is an important predictor of consumers’ perceptions of distributive justice, and that this relationship is moderated by service failure severity.
ISBN 9781741071597
1741071593
Language eng
Field of Research 150599 Marketing not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2006, ANZMAC
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30006112

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Management and Marketing
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