The relationship between corporate image and service quality towards customer satisfaction in the cellular industry: the Malaysian context / Rosnah Said.

Said, Rosnah (2008) The relationship between corporate image and service quality towards customer satisfaction in the cellular industry: the Malaysian context / Rosnah Said. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi MARA.

Abstract

Following the merger and acquisition exercise in 2003, the local cellular industry is becoming more volatile, competition is getting stiffer, and the customers seem to have benefited from this development. Greater improvements on service quality are being emphasised as achieving customer satisfaction has become the primary goal of these cellular operators. A greater focus is also being placed in enhancing one's corporate image, as positive corporate image has been linked to customer satisfaction. The interest in customer satisfaction is reflected in its ability to help build up customer loyalty, enhance favourable word of mouth, lead to repeat purchases and improve the company's market share and profitability. The main purpose of this thesis is to establish the relationship between corporate image and service quality towards customer satisfaction in the Malaysian context. Based on past research works, three dimensions namely financial background, social activities and services outlets were chosen to represent corporate image. Likewise, service quality was described through five dimensions. They were responsiveness, empathy, congestion, network quality and coverage. Customer satisfaction was measured based on the overall feeling towards each dimension of both constructs. A quantitative survey was conducted to gather empirical data. A sample of 500 respondents were randomly picked and interviewed via telephone to answer the structured questionnaires. The findings revealed that there was a strong relationship between corporate image and customer satisfaction however similar outcome was not evident for service quality and customer satisfaction.

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Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Creators:
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Said, Rosnah
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Abd Rahman, Sofiah (Assc. Prof. Dr.)
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > Consumer satisfaction
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > Customer services. Customer relations
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Business and Management
Programme: Master of Science
Keywords: Corporate image, Cellular industry, Customer satisfaction
Date: 2008
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/43240
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