Purpose – Firms survive by exploiting knowledge resources to maintain customer relationships more efficiently and effectively, as well as enhance their service quality. However, whether an enterprise can effectively utilize knowledge resources determines the effectiveness of knowledge management capability (KMC). Hence, the purpose of this paper is to investigate the relationship among KMC, customer relationship management (CRM), and service quality. Design/methodology/approach – In order to explore on KMC, CRM, and service quality, the questionnaire and partial least square (PLS) techniques were used. Findings – The results indicate that KMC has a positive influence on CRM and service quality; and further, that CRM has a positive influence on service quality. This result also reveals constructive suggestions that allow firms to strengthen their KMC and CRM, as well as enhance their service quality. Research limitations/implications – This research applied a purposive sampling method and obtained a slightly inadequate number of respondents. Therefore, it is suggested that future research should apply a random sampling method to collect more responses and increase the generalizability of the findings. Practical implications – This research aims to investigate KMC, CRM, and service quality, as well as establish and verify the patterns of the aforementioned relationships based on how enterprises implement their KMC and CRM to enhance service quality. Originality/value – Although the critical factors for enhancing service quality have been identified in previous studies, few have specifically explored KMC despite the fact that it has a dramatic impact on service quality. To fill this knowledge gap, the present study employed a questionnaire and PLS techniques to explore the relationship among KMC, CRM, and service quality. Comprehending the essentials for enhancing service quality can provide useful management insights into developing effective strategies that allow enterprises to retain customers.
Journal of Enterprise Information Management – Emerald Publishing
Published: Mar 7, 2016
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