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Dual Emphasis and the Long-Term Financial Impact of Customer Satisfaction

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  • Vikas Mittal

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    (University of Pittsburgh, 360 Mervis Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260)

  • Eugene W. Anderson

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    (University of Michigan, 701 Tappan Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan)

  • Akin Sayrak

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    (University of Pittsburgh, 364 Mervis Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260)

  • Pandu Tadikamalla

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    (University of Pittsburgh, 258 Mervis Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260)

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    Abstract

    This paper draws on the quality profitability emphasis framework of Rust, Moorman, and Dickson (2002) (Rust, Roland T., Christine Moorman, Peter R. Dickson. 2002. Getting returns from service quality: Revenue expansion, cost reduction, or both. (October) 7–24.) to examine the association between customer satisfaction and long-term financial performance among firms that a dual emphasis (focusing on both revenue-expansion and cost-reduction simultaneously, rather than solely emphasizing one over the other). Using a longitudinal data set of 77 firms from the United States, we test this hypothesis and find that the association between customer satisfaction and long-term financial performance is positive and relatively stronger for firms that successfully a dual emphasis. We build on the work of Rust, Moorman, and Dickson (2002), who investigated the financial impact of engaging in the process of achieving a dual emphasis. Collectively, these studies show that while a dual emphasis is desirable for long-run financial success, the a dual emphasis may not be as financially rewarding in the short run. Firms pursuing a dual emphasis need to consider both short- and long-term consequences of their strategy.

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    Article provided by INFORMS in its journal Marketing Science.

    Volume (Year): 24 (2005)
    Issue (Month): 4 (August)
    Pages: 544-555

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    Handle: RePEc:inm:ormksc:v:24:y:2005:i:4:p:544-555

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    Keywords: customer satisfaction; services marketing; marketing strategy and metrics;

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    1. Torres, Anna & Tribó, Josep A., 2011. "Customer satisfaction and brand equity," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 64(10), pages 1089-1096, October.
    2. Orr, Linda M. & Bush, Victoria D. & Vorhies, Douglas W., 2011. "Leveraging firm-level marketing capabilities with marketing employee development," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 64(10), pages 1074-1081, October.
    3. Daniel H. Simon & Miguel I. Gómez & Edward W. McLaughlin & Dick R. Wittink, 2009. "Employee attitudes, customer satisfaction, and sales performance: assessing the linkages in US grocery stores," Managerial and Decision Economics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 30(1), pages 27-41.
    4. Rust, Roland T. & Espinoza, Francine, 2006. "How technology advances influence business research and marketing strategy," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 59(10-11), pages 1072-1078, October.
    5. Cruz-Cázares, Claudio & Bayona-Sáez, Cristina & García-Marco, Teresa, 2013. "You can’t manage right what you can’t measure well: Technological innovation efficiency," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 42(6), pages 1239-1250.
    6. Ringle, Christian M., 2006. "Segmentation for path models and unobserved heterogeneity: The finite mixture partial least squares approach," MPRA Paper 10734, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    7. Anna Torres & Josep A. Tribó, 2007. "Ownership structure, customer satisfaction and brand equity," Economics Working Papers 1016, Department of Economics and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, revised Jun 2007.

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