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Proposed multi-dimensional approach to evaluating service recovery

Polonsky, Michael, Bhandari, Mahesh S. and Tsarenko, Yelena 2007, Proposed multi-dimensional approach to evaluating service recovery, Journal of services marketing, vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 174-185.

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Title Proposed multi-dimensional approach to evaluating service recovery
Author(s) Polonsky, Michael
Bhandari, Mahesh S.
Tsarenko, Yelena
Journal name Journal of services marketing
Volume number 21
Issue number 3
Start page 174
End page 185
Publisher Emerald Group Publishing
Place of publication Bingley, England
Publication date 2007
ISSN 0887-6045
Summary Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to extend thinking on service recovery processes and satisfaction with service recovery, using multi-dimensional consumer outcomes. The objective of the work was to propose that satisfaction with service recovery should be based on customers' expectations of the recovery encounter, which would be shaped by their expectations of “non-failed” encounters.

Design/methodology/approach – The paper adopts a theoretical approach. Using the existing service recovery literature as well as the traditional services literature, the conceptual framework and associated research propositions are developed.

Findings – The proposed framework suggests that service recovery is a service encounter it its own right. The effectiveness of recovery encounters will be based on how encounters operate relative to customer expectations and experiences with regard to the recovery activity.

Research limitations/implications – The research propositions and proposed framework need further empirical investigation.

Practical implications –
The proposed framework suggests that managing service recovery should be undertaken in a similar fashion to managing any service, and thus managers need to understand customers' recovery expectations. Organisations also need to consider how a recovery action impacts on a range of customer outcomes, as focusing on one aspect will not capture consumers' full set of behaviours.

Originality/value – The proposed model identifies that service recovery should be evaluated with regard to consumers' recovery expectations and satisfaction is not based on expectations with regard to non-failed encounters.
Notes Reproduced with the kind permission of the copyright owner.
Language eng
Field of Research 150501 Consumer-Oriented Product or Service Development
Socio Economic Objective 970115
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2007, Emerald
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30016250

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