Customers behaving badly: a state of the art review, research agenda and implications for practitioners
Fisk, Ray, Grove, Stephen, Harris, Lloyd C., Keeffe, Dominique A., Daunt (nee Reynolds), Kate L., Russell-Bennett, Rebekah and Wirtz, Jochen (2010) Customers behaving badly: a state of the art review, research agenda and implications for practitioners. Journal of Services Marketing, Vol.24 (No.6). pp. 417-429. ISSN 0887-6045Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/08876041011072537
Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to highlight important issues in the study of dysfunctional customer behavior and to provide a research agenda to inspire, guide, and enthuse. Through a critical evaluation of existing research, the aim is to highlight key issues and to present potentially worthy avenues for future study.
Design/methodology/approach - In reviewing recent and past advances in the study of customers behaving badly, an overview of existing research into customers behaving badly and addressing issues of terminology and definition is provided. Thereafter, three perspectives that provide the most opportunity and insight in studying the darker side of service dynamics are outlined. This leads to a review of some of the research design and methodological problems and issues that are faced when rigorously studying these issues. Subsequently, the paper devotes a section to the provocative idea that while dysfunctional customer behavior has many negative influences on customers, employees, and service firms, there are actually some positive functions of customers behaving badly.
Findings - A research agenda is provided that is believed to identify and discuss a range of projects that comprises not only insightful theoretical contributions but is also practically relevant.
Originality/value - The paper identifies a range of issues about which managers should be aware and proactively manage.
|Item Type:||Journal Item|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HF Commerce|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Marketing & Strategic Management
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Services Marketing|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Ltd|
|Number of Pages:||13|
|Page Range:||pp. 417-429|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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