Faculty Scholarship 1994 - Present

IT-based services and service quality in consumer banking

This paper explores the impact of information technology (IT) on service quality in the consumer-banking sector. It proposes a service quality model that links customer perceived IT-based service options to traditional service dimensions as measured by SERVQUAL in the context of customer perceived service quality and customer satisfaction. The model also incorporates several variables affecting customers' perceptions of IT-based services, and was tested by a structural equation modeling approach using sample data collected from retail bank customers. The results indicate that IT-based services have a direct impact on the SERVQUAL dimensions and an indirect impact on customer perceived service quality and customer satisfaction. The analyses also show that customers' evaluations of IT-based services are affected by their preference towards traditional services, experiences in using IT-based services, and perceived IT policies.