Perceived justice and recovery satisfaction: The moderating role of customer-perceived quality

Subhash Jha, M. S. Balaji

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Recovery strategies are critical to service providers in their efforts to maintain satisfied and loyal customers. While the existing research shows that recovery satisfaction is a function of customer perception of distributive, procedural and interactional justice, the present study considers an important contextual factor - customer-perceived quality of the service provider in the evaluation of justice dimensions and satisfaction. To test the hypotheses proposed, a survey was carried out in the mobile services context. The findings reveal that customer-perceived quality affects the evaluation of justice dimensions and its outcomes. The findings reveal that while distributive justice enhances recovery satisfaction for low perceived quality services, the procedural justice resulted in greater satisfaction in high perceived quality services. Thus, by understanding the role of customer-perceived quality, service managers can deliver effective recovery strategies thereby enhancing satisfaction and loyalty.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)132-147
Number of pages16
JournalManagement and Marketing
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Customer-perceived quality
  • Distributive justice
  • Procedural justice
  • Recovery satisfaction
  • Service failure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Business,Management and Accounting


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