Service quality delivery through web sites: A critical review of extant knowledge

  • Valarie A. Zeithaml
  • A. Parasuraman
  • Arvind Malhotra
Article

DOI: 10.1177/009207002236911

Cite this article as:
Zeithaml, V.A., Parasuraman, A. & Malhotra, A. J. of the Acad. Mark. Sci. (2002) 30: 362. doi:10.1177/009207002236911

Abstract

Evidence exists that service quality delivery through Web sites is an essential strategy to success, possibly more important than low price and Web presence. To deliver superior service quality, managers of companies with Web presences must first understand how customers perceive and evaluate online customer service. Information on this topic is beginning to emerge from both academic and practitioner sources, but this information has not yet been examined as a whole. The goals of this article are to review and synthesize the literature about service quality delivery through Web sites, describe what is known about the topic, and develop an agenda for needed research.

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© Academy of Marketing Science 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Valarie A. Zeithaml
    • 1
  • A. Parasuraman
    • 2
  • Arvind Malhotra
    • 1
  1. 1.University of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel HillUSA
  2. 2.University of MiamiMiamiUSA

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