THE ROLE OF MARKETING INFORMATION SYSTEMS (MKIS) IN SERVICE QUALITY IN ETHIOPIAN INDUSTRIES

E. Berhan, D. Kitaw

Abstract


ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This paper deals with the role of marketing information systems for service quality in Ethiopian industries in terms of their IT infrastructure, data acquisition, information processing, business function, and service quality. A quantitative survey of 42 Ethiopian industries in 2009 indicated that most of these industries are dominated by noncomputerised information systems. The data acquisition and IT infrastructure strongly support the information process. Information processing significantly and positively predicts both service quality and business function. But the business function that uses processed data and information for its activities such as planning, decisionmaking, and implementation is not found to be a significant predictor of service quality.

AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: In hierdie artikel word die rol van bemarkingsinligtingstelsels by diensgehalte in Etiopiese industriebespreek in terme van hul IT-infrastruktuur, datavaslegging, inligtingsprosesseervermo operasionele funksionering en diensgehalte. n Kwantitatiewe opname onder 42 Etiopiese industrieis in 2009 onderneem. Dit het getoon dat die meeste van hierdie industriegedomineer word deur nie-rekenaargebaseerde inligtingstelsels. Die datavaslegging en IT-infrastruktuur ondersteun die inligtingsproses. Inligtingsprosesseervermovoorspel betekenisvol en positief wat die diensgehalte sal wees. Daarteenoor is gevind dat die operasionele funksionering wat verwerkte data en inligting aanwend vir aktiwiteite soos beplanning, besluitneming en implementering nie n indikator van diensgehalte is nie.


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role of marketing information systems; Ethiopian industries IT infrastructure, data acquisition, information processing, business function, and service quality

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7166/23-1-220

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