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Measuring the Efficiency of Service Delivery Processes: With Application to Retail Banking

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  • Frei, F.X.
  • Harker, P.T.

Abstract

This paper presents a methodology that determines the role of design in calculating the efficiency of service delivery processes. The efficiency of these processes is determined by using a variation of frontier estimation (DEA-like) techniques. The methodology is then applied to a particular service delivery process in retail banking. The methodology allows one to address the question of how much inefficiency in a business process is due to the wrong process design, and how much is due to the right design, poorly executed.

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  • Frei, F.X. & Harker, P.T., 1996. "Measuring the Efficiency of Service Delivery Processes: With Application to Retail Banking," Papers 96-04, Rochester, Business - Operations Management.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:robuom:96-04
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    1. Frances X. Frei & Ravi Kalakota & Leslie M. Marx, 1997. "Process Variation as a Determinant of Service Quality and Bank Performance: Evidence from the Retail Banking Study," Center for Financial Institutions Working Papers 97-36, Wharton School Center for Financial Institutions, University of Pennsylvania.
    2. M. S. Krishnan & Venkatram Ramaswamy & Mary C. Meyer & Paul Damien, 1999. "Customer Satisfaction for Financial Services: The Role of Products, Services, and Information Technology," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 45(9), pages 1194-1209, September.
    3. Frances X. Frei & Patrick T. Harker, 1998. "Measuring Aggregate Process Performance Using AHP," Center for Financial Institutions Working Papers 98-07, Wharton School Center for Financial Institutions, University of Pennsylvania.
    4. Berger, Allen N. & Demsetz, Rebecca S. & Strahan, Philip E., 1999. "The consolidation of the financial services industry: Causes, consequences, and implications for the future," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 23(2-4), pages 135-194, February.
    5. Viera Roháčová, 2015. "A DEA based approach for optimization of urban public transport system," Central European Journal of Operations Research, Springer;Slovak Society for Operations Research;Hungarian Operational Research Society;Czech Society for Operations Research;Österr. Gesellschaft für Operations Research (ÖGOR);Slovenian Society Informatika - Section for Operational Research;Croatian Operational Research Society, vol. 23(1), pages 215-233, March.
    6. Amel, Dean & Barnes, Colleen & Panetta, Fabio & Salleo, Carmelo, 2004. "Consolidation and efficiency in the financial sector: A review of the international evidence," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 28(10), pages 2493-2519, October.
    7. Antreas D. Athanassopoulos & Andreas Soteriou & Stavros Zenios, 1997. "Disentangling Within- and Between-Country Efficiency Differences of Bank Branches," Center for Financial Institutions Working Papers 97-17, Wharton School Center for Financial Institutions, University of Pennsylvania.
    8. Steven J. Pilloff & Anthony M. Santomero, 1996. "The Value Effects of Bank Mergers and Acquisitions," Center for Financial Institutions Working Papers 97-07, Wharton School Center for Financial Institutions, University of Pennsylvania.
    9. Frei, Frances X. & Harker, Patrick T., 1999. "Measuring aggregate process performance using AHP," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 116(2), pages 436-442, July.
    10. Fabio Panetta & Dario Focarelli & Carmelo Salleo, 2003. "Why do Banks Merge?," CEIS Research Paper 3, Tor Vergata University, CEIS.

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    Keywords

    BANKING ; INFORMATION ; PRODUCTIVITY ; SERVICE INDUSTRY;

    JEL classification:

    • G2 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages

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