Искренний сервис как фактор качества в сфере услуг
The purpose of this paper is to discuss the problem of the service quality assessment and its parameters and criteria. The paper includes an analysis of the emotional part of the process of consuming and providing services, the analysis carried out in the context of the Experience Economy through such scientific concepts as "emotional labor" and "emotional intelligence". The article proposes the theoretical model of "sincere service" based on the assumption that both employee and client have a desire for realization of real feelings.
The results of cross-cultural research of implicit theories of innovativeness among students and teachers, representatives of three ethnocultural groups: Russians, the people of the North Caucasus (Chechens and Ingushs) and Tuvinians (N=804) are presented. Intergroup differences in implicit theories of innovativeness are revealed: the ‘individual’ theories of innovativeness prevail among Russians and among the students, the ‘social’ theories of innovativeness are more expressed among respondents from the North Caucasus, Tuva and among the teachers. Using the structural equations modeling the universal model of values impact on implicit theories of innovativeness and attitudes towards innovations is constructed. Values of the Openness to changes and individual theories of innovativeness promote the positive relation to innovations. Results of research have shown that implicit theories of innovativeness differ in different cultures, and values make different impact on the attitudes towards innovations and innovative experience in different cultures.
The paper examines the issues of customer satisfaction measurements with charter airline services based on the case of Russian tourists traveling to Spain. The basic approaches to customer satisfaction measurement in service industry were analyzed. The survey of 786 passengers was conducted. The results of the study can be used in service quality control management in airline service industry
In this article the concept emotional labor introduced by A. R. Hochschild is overviewed as well as her own research and further development of this idea in relation to service workers and professions of social welfare state in particular. The author claims that there is a heuristic potential of the theory of emotional labor in the sphere of service, where care and special attention to clients are required. This concept is essential also in the understanding and research of the risk of the emotional dissonance or alienation, and the solidarity of the service workers and their protests against the emotional norms of the corporate culture. This approach can be useful for social policy analysis, in particular, in the studies of professions of welfare state.
This paper discusses the difficulty of assessing service quality, as well as its parameters and criteria. The emotional component of the process in providing and consuming services in the context of the economy experiences is emphasized. The relationship between two concepts "emotional labor" and "emotional intelligence" are analyzed. The necessity of the further development of "sincere service" model is indicated.
In this study, nine methods for measuring indirect importance are compared on the basis of their discriminatory power and stability. To the best knowledge of the authors, the stability of results obtained with different methods is assessed for the first time. The deficiencies of an existing criterion for assessing diagnosticity are pointed out and a modified version suggested. The empirical comparison is based on two real-world datasets from the ecommerce industry. Even though none of the methods appeared to be the best according to both criteria simultaneously, there seem to be grounds for recommending the theoretically sound Shapley value decomposition of R-square if stability and discrimination are about equally important for a decision maker, while negative contributions are undesirable.
The paper examines the structure, governance, and balance sheets of state-controlled banks in Russia, which accounted for over 55 percent of the total assets in the country's banking system in early 2012. The author offers a credible estimate of the size of the country's state banking sector by including banks that are indirectly owned by public organizations. Contrary to some predictions based on the theoretical literature on economic transition, he explains the relatively high profitability and efficiency of Russian state-controlled banks by pointing to their competitive position in such functions as acquisition and disposal of assets on behalf of the government. Also suggested in the paper is a different way of looking at market concentration in Russia (by consolidating the market shares of core state-controlled banks), which produces a picture of a more concentrated market than officially reported. Lastly, one of the author's interesting conclusions is that China provides a better benchmark than the formerly centrally planned economies of Central and Eastern Europe by which to assess the viability of state ownership of banks in Russia and to evaluate the country's banking sector.