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The Role of Rites of Integration in Service Delivery

International Journal of Service Industry Management

ISSN: 0956-4233

Article publication date: 1 April 1991

Abstract

Rites of integration can establish the appropriate level of psychological involvement between service providers and customers during the service encounter. This facilitates customers sharing information necessary for service production and the favourable evaluation by customers of the cues they perceive during the service delivery process. The design of alternative rites that result in varying levels of involvement are described, as are the consequences associated with customers having their expectations of involvement confirmed or disconfirmed.

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Citation

Siehl, C., Bowen, D.E. and Pearson, C.M. (1991), "The Role of Rites of Integration in Service Delivery", International Journal of Service Industry Management, Vol. 2 No. 1, pp. 15-34. https://doi.org/10.1108/09564239110140311

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MCB UP Ltd

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