Conceptualizing and measuring the duality of customer switching behavior

Can customer switching predisposition and resistance coexist?

Malliga Marimuthu, Stephanie Hui Wen Chuah, Thurasamy Ramayah

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Abstract

Although customer defection has become a serious concern for the mobile telecommunications industry, academic research on this topic lacks comprehensive conceptualization and rigorous measurement of this concept. This study proposes a dual model of customer switching behavior to illustrate the coexistence of customer switching predisposition and resistance, and investigates the different effects on customer loyalty. The measurement scales of customer switching behavior demonstrated rigorous psychometric properties and exerted significant effects on customer loyalty. Therefore, this study offers a valid and reliable model of customer switching behavior for future empirical research and provides a useful tool for mobile service providers to obtain insights into the factors that trigger and inhibit service switching beyond (dis)satisfaction.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th International Research Symposium in Service Management:
Subtitle of host publicationThe Service Imperatives in the new Economy: Approaches to Service Management and Change
Place of PublicationNakhon Pathom, Thailand
PublisherThe International Research Symposium in Service Management
Pages188-198
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event7th International Research Symposium in Service Management - Mahidol University International College, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand
Duration: 2 Aug 20166 Aug 2016
http://www.muic.mahidol.ac.th/conferences/irssm7/

Conference

Conference7th International Research Symposium in Service Management
Abbreviated titleIRSSM7
CountryThailand
CityNakhon Pathom
Period2/08/166/08/16
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Duality
Switching behavior
Customer loyalty
Telecommunications industry
Coexistence
Mobile telecommunications
Empirical research
Mobile services
Measurement scales
Factors
Trigger
Academic research
Psychometrics
Service provider
Conceptualization

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Marimuthu, M., Chuah, S. H. W., & Ramayah, T. (2016). Conceptualizing and measuring the duality of customer switching behavior: Can customer switching predisposition and resistance coexist? In Proceedings of the 7th International Research Symposium in Service Management: : The Service Imperatives in the new Economy: Approaches to Service Management and Change (pp. 188-198). Nakhon Pathom, Thailand: The International Research Symposium in Service Management.
Marimuthu, Malliga ; Chuah, Stephanie Hui Wen ; Ramayah, Thurasamy. / Conceptualizing and measuring the duality of customer switching behavior : Can customer switching predisposition and resistance coexist?. Proceedings of the 7th International Research Symposium in Service Management: : The Service Imperatives in the new Economy: Approaches to Service Management and Change. Nakhon Pathom, Thailand : The International Research Symposium in Service Management, 2016. pp. 188-198
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Conceptualizing and measuring the duality of customer switching behavior : Can customer switching predisposition and resistance coexist? / Marimuthu, Malliga; Chuah, Stephanie Hui Wen; Ramayah, Thurasamy.

Proceedings of the 7th International Research Symposium in Service Management: : The Service Imperatives in the new Economy: Approaches to Service Management and Change. Nakhon Pathom, Thailand : The International Research Symposium in Service Management, 2016. p. 188-198.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Paper published in ProceedingsResearchpeer-review

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Marimuthu M, Chuah SHW, Ramayah T. Conceptualizing and measuring the duality of customer switching behavior: Can customer switching predisposition and resistance coexist? In Proceedings of the 7th International Research Symposium in Service Management: : The Service Imperatives in the new Economy: Approaches to Service Management and Change. Nakhon Pathom, Thailand: The International Research Symposium in Service Management. 2016. p. 188-198