A Multivariate Model of Ridesharing Service Quality in Bangladesh

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.57240/DUJMJUNE08

Page No: 13-33, ISSN: 2221-2523

Md. Masud Rana1

Md. Mahfuzur Rahman Khan2

Abstract

Customer Satisfaction and loyalty are critical indicators of the sharing economy’s long-term viability, particularly in developing countries. The main objective of this study is to develop   a service quality model applicable in the sharing economy based on the ridesharing service perspective. Through synthesizing existing theories and literature, the dynamics of ridesharing service quality (RSSQUAL) have been conceptualized. To verify the study using the PLS-SEM analysis technique, data have been collected in Dhaka from 210 users of ridesharing services through an online questionnaire survey.  This study finds that ridesharing service quality is a second-order model, whereby six primary dimensions including service availability, ease of use, empathy, tangibles, security & privacy, and cost constitute the primary dimensions. The study also finds significant relationships among RSSQUAL, service loyalty and customer satisfaction. Theoretically, this study extends the research of sharing economy through proposing the RSSQUAL model in a new research context. Practically, companies can focus on key quality dimensions to better satisfy the customers. Finally, the viability of sharing economy in the developing countries has been assessed through the determination of customer service loyalty and satisfaction.

Key Words: Sharing Economy, Ridesharing Service, Service Quality Model, Service Loyalty

1 MBA, University of Dhaka

2 Lecturer, Department of Business Administration, European University of Bangladesh.

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