Which management practices are contributory to service quality? Part 2: Findings from in‐depth interviews

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Ueno, A. 2009. Which management practices are contributory to service quality? Part 2: Findings from in‐depth interviews. International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management. 26 (8), pp. 761-777. https://doi.org/10.1108/02656710910984156
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TitleWhich management practices are contributory to service quality? Part 2: Findings from in‐depth interviews
AuthorsUeno, A.
Abstract

Purpose – Previously, a questionnaire survey was conducted and it was found that some management practices were more influential to service quality than others. The purpose of the interviews is to identify in more detail the reasons behind the survey findings.
Design/methodology/approach – 18 in-depth interviews into a range of management practices which support service quality were conducted.
Findings – It was found that there were difficulties in implementing some of the management practices due to the type of staff employed and to the nature of tasks undertaken.
Research limitations/implications – As the purpose of this research is to facilitate interpretation of the quantitative data, the investigation did not go in detail beyond mass and technological services. Hence, individual organisational characteristics, individual circumstances, or details of the service offered to customers are not considered beyond the category of either mass or technological services.
Originality/value – This research has identified that the actual contribution from different management practices to service quality varied, and has explained the reasons behind the diverse contributions in each type of service business.

Sustainable Development Goals3 Good health and well-being
Middlesex University ThemeHealth & Wellbeing
LanguageEnglish
PublisherEmerald
JournalInternational Journal of Quality and Reliability Management
ISSN0265-671X
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Print04 Sep 2009
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Deposited31 Aug 2022
Accepted28 Apr 2009
Output statusPublished
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1108/02656710910984156
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