Switching costs, satisfaction, loyalty and willingness to pay for office productivity software

Mark Keith, Raghu Santanam, Rajiv Sinha

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Abstract

Despite the availability of several free and lower-cost alternatives, the multi-billion dollar market for office productivity software suites (OPSS) is dominated by Microsoft Office. Theoretical and empirical research has typically attempted to explain such customer loyalty from the perspective of customer's satisfaction. However, although loyal customers are typically satisfied, satisfaction alone can be an unreliable predictor of loyalty. This research examines how switching costs can impact loyalty in a context where network effects may dominate. Additionally, the research measures how loyalty impacts customer willingness to pay (WTP) using a contingent valuation approach. The results reveal that switching costs do increase consumers' loyalty and WTP. For OPSS loyalty is a significant contributor to increased WTP. Implications for research and practice are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 43rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS-43
DOIs
StatePublished - May 7 2010
Event43rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS-43 - Koloa, Kauai, HI, United States
Duration: Jan 5 2010Jan 8 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
ISSN (Print)1530-1605

Other

Other43rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS-43
CountryUnited States
CityKoloa, Kauai, HI
Period1/5/101/8/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Keith, M., Santanam, R., & Sinha, R. (2010). Switching costs, satisfaction, loyalty and willingness to pay for office productivity software. In Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS-43 [5428470] (Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences). https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2010.359