Smith, Anne M. and Reynolds, Nina L.
|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://doi.org/10.1108/02651330210445|
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The trend towards internationalisation in many service industries has increased the need for both managers and academics to collect cross-cultural/national consumer-perceived service quality data. Failure to establish cross-cultural equivalence and to detect differences in cross-national response bias will, however, affect data comparability, may invalidate the research results and could therefore lead to incorrect inferences about attitudes and behaviours across national groups. By initially focussing on developments in the mono-cultural service quality literature, a framework is presented whereby academics and managers can assess the potential impact of these international measurement issues. Existing cross-cultural service quality literature is reviewed and the extent to which these issues are addressed is highlighted. Methods for detecting and correcting cross-national response biases are discussed.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Consumer behaviour; Globalization; National cultures; Service quality; Services marketing|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
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|Date Deposited:||01 Jun 2006|
|Last Modified:||02 Aug 2016 12:52|
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