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The International Journal of Management Science and Information Technology (IJMSIT)

The international journal of management Science and information technology (IJMSIT) is a refereed journal and publishes high-quality theoretical and empirical papers in the areas of management science and information technology. This journal reports the impact of information technologies on the managerial and organizational topics. IJMSIT develops a comprehensive and theoretical framework by using a multidisciplinary approach to management and information technology for researchers and practitioners.

 


Editor-in-chief: J. J. Ferreira, University of Beira Interior, Portugal, Email: jjmf@ubi.pt
Published: Quarterly
Copyright: 2012, North American Institute of Science and Information Technology (NAISIT)
ISSN: ISSN 1923-0265 (Print) - ISSN 1923-0273 (Online) - ISSN 1923-0281 (CD-ROM)

Validation of a quality assessment tool for insurance services in business-to-business marketing
10 : Special Issue: knowledge strategies, decision making and IT in emergent economies - Vol II ( 2013-12 )

Abstract:

Considering their importance and place in the production of the GDP (Gross domestic product), services are regarded by academicians and practitioners as a key element in shaping the competitiveness of the national economy. Service quality drives the growth and progress of any company. Insurance services in Romania are an active market, with a high development potential. The objectives of this article are closely related to the validation of a set of assessment tools, which allow accurate quality assessment of insurance services by using the measurement scale previously developed by Vandaele şi Gemmel for the business-to-business environment. The authors of this article aimed at testing this measurement scale by using a quantitative exploratory marketing research and a questionnaire addressed to company managers who have worked at least once with an insurance broker. Some of the dimensions used in the original measurement scale were not kept upon completion of the exploratory and confirmatory analysis. In conclusion, the study advocates the systematic use of such assessment tools in the insurance industry for the proper adaptation of the insurers’ offer to the actual requirements of companies in this field.

Author(s): Nicolae Al. Pop - Romania - The Bucharest University of Economic Studies
Carmen Petrisoaia - Romania - The Bucharest University of Economic Studies
Keywords: service quality, measurement scales, insurance broker, organisational customers
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