Managing multiple demands: Examining the behaviors of customer-contact workers in service industries
KeywordsBusiness Administration, Marketing.
Business Administration, Management.
AdvisorTansik, David A.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThis thesis presents the results of two field studies: a preliminary qualitative ethnographic study and an empirical field survey. The research investigated the strategies used by customer-contact workers in service industries when they experience role stress. Four strategies emerged: effort, negotiation, preempting, and avoiding. Negotiation was positively related to role conflict and role ambiguity. Job satisfaction was positively related to effort and negatively related to avoiding. Implications of the findings for service industry managers and researchers are discussed.
Degree ProgramGraduate College
Management and Policy