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The significant contribution of Islamic relationship marketing practice in Malaysian Takaful industry towards determining customer gratitude, trust, and commitment

Che Mohd Salleh, Marhanum (2016) The significant contribution of Islamic relationship marketing practice in Malaysian Takaful industry towards determining customer gratitude, trust, and commitment. Asian Academy of Management Journal, 21 (supp. 1). pp. 171-207. ISSN 1394-2603

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Abstract

Parallel to the achievement of the Takaful industry, agency system becomes the main medium utilised by the industry to educate the public and assist them about future financial preparation. As a mirror to an Islamic type of insurance, Takaful agents play significant role not only to sell the Takaful products, but also to behave according to the Islamic norms in front of their customers. Thus, this research is conducted to introduce new concept of Islamic relationship marketing (IRM) and investigates its significance towards customer gratitude, trust, and commitment in the industry. A total of 741 of Family Takaful customers in Klang Valley area have participated in the survey conducted in this study. Few statistical analyses were performed to confirm the proposed measures of IRM including descriptive, exploratory factor analysis (EFA), measurement model, and structural equation modelling (SEM) analysis. Through EFA and measurement model, four variables were confirmed to measure the IRM which are Islamic ethical behaviour, social, structural, and financial bonds. Furthermore, these measures of IRM have significantly affected customer gratitude, trust, and commitment via SEM analysis. This study serves as a starting point to promote new approach of marketing in the Takaful industry based on the Islamic norms. It basically aims to tackle the needs of Takaful participants which should be taken care by the Takaful agents as to ensure both of these parties receive benefits in the Takaful contract.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7080/54412
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islamic relationship marketing, family takaful customer, customer gratitude, customer trust, customer commitment
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Finance
Depositing User: Dr. Marhanum Che Mohd Salleh
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2017 09:27
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2017 09:27
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/54412

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