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Ranking Of A Public Sector Passenger Bus Transport Company Using Principal Component Analysis: A Case Study


  • M.Vetrivel SEZHIAN

    () (Dr. Paul’s Engineering College, Villupuram, 605109, TamilNadu, India)


    () (Annamalai University, Chidambaram , 608002, TamilNadu, India)


    () (Pondicherry University, Pondicherry, 605014, Pondicherry, India)


    () (Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, 110016, India)


The public sector passenger transport has been crucial sector for transportation of people in developing countries like India. But there is less emphasis on customer expectations in this sector. This study aims at evaluating the customer expectations of this service sector in India. A questionnaire containing eighteen quality characteristics was administered to various customers of three bus depots of one division of a state road transport undertaking (SRTU) in south India. Two quality dimensions, viz. customer expectations and company responsibilities, are identified based on principal component analysis. The findings not only would help prioritise different parameters but also provide guidelines to managers to focus on or to improve. Finally three depots have been ranked.

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  • M.Vetrivel SEZHIAN & C. MURALIDHARAN & T. NAMBIRAJAN & S.G. DESHMUKH, 2011. "Ranking Of A Public Sector Passenger Bus Transport Company Using Principal Component Analysis: A Case Study," Management Research and Practice, Research Centre in Public Administration and Public Services, Bucharest, Romania, vol. 3(1), pages 62-71, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:rom:mrpase:v:3:y:2011:i:1:p:62-71

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    1. de Oña, Juan & de Oña, Rocío & Eboli, Laura & Mazzulla, Gabriella, 2013. "Perceived service quality in bus transit service: A structural equation approach," Transport Policy, Elsevier, vol. 29(C), pages 219-226.
    2. M. Vetrivel SEZHIAN & C. MURALIDHARAN & T. NAMBIRAJAN & S.G. DESHMUKH, 2011. "Developing A Performance Importance Matrix For A Public Sector Bus Transport Company: A Case Study," Theoretical and Empirical Researches in Urban Management, Research Centre in Public Administration and Public Services, Bucharest, Romania, vol. 6(3), pages 5-14, August.

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    Performance measurement; madm; fuzzy topsis; fuzzy ahp; anova.;

    JEL classification:

    • O18 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure
    • R41 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics - - - Transportation: Demand, Supply, and Congestion; Travel Time; Safety and Accidents; Transportation Noise


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