International journal of marketing and business communication, 2016, Vol.5 (2)
With emergence and evolution of Internet, shopping has added another trajectory which has got acceptance and has been adopted by shoppers not only in developed countries but also in emerging economies. It is crucial to understand, explore and advance service quality dimension associated with online shopping, that too from the shoppers perspective, since a consistent growth has been witnessed in the online space which suggests that this new space has been well accepted by shoppers and they are willing to explore it further. Of late, e-retailing and its various dimensions have been an area of research for academia as well as for practitioners. The present study endeavors to understand and explore service quality perceptions of Indian online shoppers. Effort is made to find out whether or not the perceived e-service quality lead to shoppers intention to shop online. This research utilizes various frameworks, particularly the framework E-S-QUAL developed by Parasuraman, Zeithaml, and Malhotra (2005) to understand the said phenomenon. It covers 106 online shoppers perception towards e-service quality of different e-retailers, currently operational in India. At the end, research and managerial implications are discussed.
Retail stores ; Industrialized nations ; Emerging markets ; Quality of service ; Online sales ; Perceptions ; Retailing ; Electronic commerce ; Studies ; Hypotheses ; Consumer behavior ; Customer services ; Shopping
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