Customer satisfaction has been shown to be key in pursuing firm profitability, both in consumer and business markets. However, the relationship between customer satisfaction and the costs that a company incurs to obtain satisfaction has been less widely investigated. The present study seeks to fill in this gap, by identifying the levers controlling the relationship between value-for-customer and costs in B2B service industries. By exploring those characteristics of B2B services that make it difficult to correlate costs and income, the article proposes a model to link the service component to satisfaction, on the one hand, and to activity costs, on the other. The model is tested on a set of business customers of an advertising agency.

Assessing And Managing The Costs Of Satisfaction In B2B Services

CUGINI, ANTONELLA;CARU', ANTONELLA;ZERBINI, FABRIZIO
2010-01-01

Abstract

Customer satisfaction has been shown to be key in pursuing firm profitability, both in consumer and business markets. However, the relationship between customer satisfaction and the costs that a company incurs to obtain satisfaction has been less widely investigated. The present study seeks to fill in this gap, by identifying the levers controlling the relationship between value-for-customer and costs in B2B service industries. By exploring those characteristics of B2B services that make it difficult to correlate costs and income, the article proposes a model to link the service component to satisfaction, on the one hand, and to activity costs, on the other. The model is tested on a set of business customers of an advertising agency.
Cugini, Antonella; Caru', Antonella; Zerbini, Fabrizio
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