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Service delivery system practices in Malaysian hotel operations: An exploratory study


Razalli, Mohd Rizal (2008) Service delivery system practices in Malaysian hotel operations: An exploratory study. Malaysian Management Journal, 12 (1&2). pp. 103-115. ISSN 0128-6226

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Abstract

A hotel’s service delivery system is unique because it produces products as well as services. Prior research in this area is still scarce especially in the context of the Malaysian service industry. This paper investigates the extent of service delivery system practices in Malaysia’s hotels. In doing so, a questionnaire was sent to all 474 star-rated hotels in Malaysia. A response rate of 19% was received. By using factor analysis and descriptive statistics, the results indicated that the extent of hotel service delivery system could be measured by the following seven dimensions – new products/services, customer participation, hotel operations layout, push/pull orientation, level of standardisation, use of Information Technology (IT), and human resource specialisation. Furthermore, on each dimension, managers of hotels perceived that their hotels had high introduction of products/services, high customer participation for service adaptation, mixed operations layout, pull orientation, high standardisation of processes, high use of IT for cost reduction, and low human resource specialisation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hotel operations practices; service delivery system
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: School of Technology Management & Logistics
Depositing User: Dr. Mohd Rizal Razalli
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2011 10:35
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2016 07:05
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/2913

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