This article focuses on the notion of customer non-compliance with front-line employees' instructions and company's policies during the service encounter. The aim of the study is to offer an alternative solution to the issue of customer non-compliance, exploring the factors that reduce its negative impact on service quality. For that reason, we developed a conceptual framework integrating the negative influence of customer non-compliance on perceived service quality with three moderating effects. To test the validity of the framework, a hierarchical approach was followed and data were collected from 120 managers and 585 customers of 120 hotels. The results confirm the negative influence of customer non-compliance on perceived service quality and indicate three organizational factors as reducing moderators of this influence:customer orientation, service blueprinting effectivenessandemployee empowerment.Based on these conclusions, important implications for academics and practitioners are drawn.
Kostopoulos, G., Gounaris, S., & Rizomyliotis, I. (2014). How to reduce the negative impact of customer non-compliance: an empirical study. Journal of Strategic Marketing, 22(6), 513-529. https://doi.org/10.1080/0965254X.2014.914056