The Impact of customer satisfaction on expected utility: a multi-stage choice experiment

Con Korkofingas, Joseph Macri

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In recent years there has been disenchantment with the performance and relevance of customer satisfaction models in applied business contexts. An expected utility framework overcomes many of the weaknesses and provides a possible relevant solution. This paper applies a designed stated choice experiment to broadband services using a three-stage approach. The first stage sets product expectations and determines choices. The second stage introduces a product experience for one of the alternatives while the third stage asks respondents for a post experience choice between competing alternatives. The impact of expectations, performance and disconfirmation and satisfaction on future choices is estimated using a contingency tables and a binary logit model and contrasted with pre-experience choices. Overall, the actual performance of the broadband service is important in determining satisfaction with the service which in turn influences brand choice.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-161
Number of pages11
JournalInternational journal of business strategy
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2007


  • customer satisfaction
  • expected utility
  • consumer surveys
  • logit models


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