The role of E-service quality in shaping online meeting platforms: a case study from higher education sector

Demir, Ahmet and Sabbah Khan, Noor Us (2020) The role of E-service quality in shaping online meeting platforms: a case study from higher education sector.

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Purpose – In this study, we have collected the response from 200 private university lecturers in Kurdistan Region of Iraq. In order to test the hypotheses, we have proposed structural equations modeling (SEM). Design/methodology/approach – The purpose of this paper is to elaborate the direct and indirect effects of e-service quality on perceived value, satisfaction and willingness to pay for online meeting platforms in the education sector. This study also explores the effect of e-service quality on users’ perception and satisfaction. Findings – The results reveal that e-service quality directly affects the perceived value and satisfaction but has no direct effect on the willingness to pay. Secondly, perceived value and satisfaction mediated the relationships between service quality and willingness to pay. However, it is observed that perceived value has a more significant impact on the willingness to pay compared to satisfaction. It is further reported that perceived value is one of the antecedents of satisfaction. The study also explores the direct relationship between perceived value and willingness to pay, and introduces satisfaction as a mediating variable between perceived value and willingness to pay. Research limitations/implications – The sample is geographically limited as only online faculty and staff working at private universities participated in the study. This study has implications for administrators of higher educational institutions and companies providing IT solutions for online meetings. From a managerial standpoint, this study provides and IT companies a broad theoretical basis that designing a successful online meeting platform should specifically emphasize e-service quality, perceived value and customer satisfaction. Originality/value – There is no study that evaluated the links among e-service quality, value, satisfaction, and willingness to pay for the online meeting platform services. Therefore, this study is useful for the private university administration and online meeting platform developers and investors.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: e-service quality, Perceived value, Satisfaction, Willingness to pay, Higher education, Private universities, COVID19, e-learning
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: ePrints deposit
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2021 13:58
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2021 13:58

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