Title: A study of the relationship between total quality management and business performance in the banking sector

Authors: Sukhjinder Singh Tagger; Munish Gupta

Addresses: Department of Management Studies, SBBS University, VPO Padhiana, Jalandhar, PB, 144030, India ' Department of Management Studies, SBBS University, VPO Padhiana, Jalandhar, PB, 144030, India

Abstract: Total quality management (TQM) is a buzz word of the modern business. In the recent years, the manufacturing as well as service sectors have widely used the philosophy of total quality management with the aim to provide quality service to the customers and exceed their expectations. The present study aims at studying the relationship between the total quality management and business performance in the banking sector. The findings of the study done on the banking sector revealed that the quality of service, focus on customers, teamwork and environment greatly dominated and influenced the performance of banks. Other factors were also identified which directly or indirectly influenced the business performance of banks. The present study shows how the philosophy of TQM is relevant in the banking sector to enhance the customer satisfaction through better service quality. It also helps the banks to understand the needs and expectations of the customers better. The banks need to implement the key TQM factors successfully to get the enhanced performance.

Keywords: total quality management; TQM; service quality; bank performance; TQM practices; firm performance; customer satisfaction.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBCG.2020.111943

International Journal of Business Competition and Growth, 2020 Vol.7 No.2, pp.118 - 132

Received: 13 Apr 2020
Accepted: 09 Aug 2020

Published online: 11 Dec 2020 *

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