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Internal marketing practices and customer orientation of employees in Nigeria banking sector

Yusuf, G. O. and Sukati, I. and Andenyang, I. (2016) Internal marketing practices and customer orientation of employees in Nigeria banking sector. International Review of Management and Marketing, 6 (4). pp. 217-223. ISSN 2146-4405

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The present paper is primarily aimed at determining the influence of internal marketing (IM) on customer orientation (CO) of Nigerian banks’ employees. It specifically seeks to determine the impact of IM practices on CO of Nigerian banks’ employees while investigating the mediating impact of personality factors and job satisfaction (JS) in the relationship between IM and employees’ CO in the Nigeria banking industry. The paper adopted a survey and this was conducted among the existing 21 Nigerian banks that operate in Lagos State, South Western part of Nigeria. The study selected four branches of each of these banks from the following key business centers in the state: Victoria Island, Ikeja, Ikoyi, Apapa, Idumota, Yaba, and of course Isolo/Oshodi. The population of this paper comprised 687 management staff and 2,326 frontline employees drawn from the four branches so selected. Using simple random sampling technique, the paper selected 253 management staff and 341 frontline employees as sample size. The relevant data were collected from primary source, using structured questionnaire. Our findings showed that IM has a significant relationship with CO while personality trait factors and JS constructs were found to mediate significantly the influence of IM practices on CO behavior of banking employees in Nigeria. The paper thus, recommended that management of banking industry in Nigeria should improve on IM to be able to lower the tendency of adverse effect from poor personality trait factors and low JS on CO behaviors of the employees.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Customer orientation, Internal marketing, Job satisfaction, Personality traits
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
ID Code:74523
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:29 Nov 2017 23:58
Last Modified:29 Nov 2017 23:58

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