Perceived service quality as a customer‐based performance measure: An empirical examination of organizational barriers using an extended service quality model Academic Article uri icon


  • This study empirically examines organizational barriers to delivering high‐quality service performance as measured by customer perceptions and expectations. Using the extended service‐quality model developed by Zeithaml, Berry, and Parasuraman (Journal of Marketing, 52, 35–48) as a conceptual framework, five specific propositions implied by the model and by earlier studies contributing to its development were tested. Such testing required a complex research design involving five service companies as well as samples of customers, contact employees, and managers from each company. The results have practical implications and suggest an agenda for future organizational research. Copyright © 1991 Wiley Periodicals, Inc., A Wiley Company

author list (cited authors)

  • Parasuraman, A., Berry, L. L., & Zeithaml, V. A.

citation count

  • 213

publication date

  • January 1991