The perceived impact of successful outsourcing on customer service management

Kok Wei Khong (Monash University Malaysia, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia)

Supply Chain Management

ISSN: 1359-8546

Publication date: 1 December 2005



The purpose of this paper is to examine the perceived impact of outsourcing on customer service management.


The examination was conducted via a survey on 124 companies in Malaysia. Using the framework from Elmuti, factors manifesting customer service management were regressed on the key factors manifesting successful outsourcing. Hence a model was contrived. Structural equation modelling (SEM) was used to estimate the model.


The model was able to provide predictive implications on customer service management, given the activities of key factors manifesting successful outsourcing. In other words to improve customer service management, companies could control their outsourcing activities.


This paper offers an approach to measure the effects of multiple independent variables on multiple dependent variables. Using SEM, multivariate analyses were mathematically represented in a single equation. In this equation, companies could holistically compose strategies to optimise their management in customer service.



Wei Khong, K. (2005), "The perceived impact of successful outsourcing on customer service management", Supply Chain Management, Vol. 10 No. 5, pp. 402-411.

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