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Customer preferences of financial services across the US, Germany and Russia.
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  • Martina K. Schmidt
  • Micha Bergsiek
  • Marina Kolesnikova
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Martina K. Schmidt

Document Type
Article
Publication Date
2009
Date Issued
2009-01-01
Date Available
2011-09-21
Disciplines
Abstract
This study investigates the differences in customer preferences across the US, Germany and Russia within the financial services industry. Its purpose is to help financial services firms functioning in the international economy to design marketing strategies and day-to-day operations based on cross-cultural differences and similarities in socio-economic, political and cultural factors. The study uses data obtained from a survey of a total of 600 respondents. We find that important differences and similarities in preferences across the respondents of the three countries exist. For example, trust in the institution, stability, financial conditions, and performance rank among the most important attributes in all three countries. However, technologically related attributes, such as online-banking are unimportant in Russia. Some interest exists in all three countries for innovative services that financial institutions may benefit from offering.
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Abstract only. Full-text article is available only through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in Journal of International Business and Cultural Studies, 1, 1-20 (Feb 2009). Members of the USF System may access the full-text of the article through the authenticated link provided.

Language
en_US
Publisher
Academic and Business Research Institute
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Citation Information
Schmidt, M.K., Bergsiek, M. & Kolesnikova, M. (2009). Customer preferences of financial services across the US, Germany and Russia. Journal of International Business and Cultural Studies, 1, 1-20.