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Service guarantees and customer satisfaction: an empirical study of guarantee type and service experience
conference contributionposted on 2003-01-01, 00:00 authored by R Salha, Lisa McQuilken, Robin Shaw
Scenario analysis was used to examine empirically the relationships between guarantee type and service experience, and consumer satisfaction, for the service of an Internet Service Provider (ISP). The scenarios involved hypothetical situations in which several factors were varied: the existence of a problem; the invocation of a guarantee, the identity of the invoker; and the manner of resolution of any problem. Alternative service guarantees were associated with each hypothetical experience: a specific guarantee, and an unconditional guarantee. Overall, consumer satisfaction related to the nature of the service experience much more strongly than it did to the difference in guarantee type.