Antecedents of Citizens' Satisfaction with Local Administration in Serbia

Slavica CICVARIĆ KOSTIĆ, Milan OKANOVIĆ, Miloš MILOSAVLJEVIĆ, Jovanka VUKMIROVIĆ

Abstract


The role of local administration in recent decades has rapidly changed worldwide. Pressure for citizen-centrism coming from various interest groups has triggered the need to implement marketing and management concepts which characterize the business sector. Relatively few studies have focused on emerging trends of improvements in exceeding this bureaucratic paradigm in local administration. This study examines and explores citizens’ perception on determinants influencing their satisfaction with local administration services in Serbia. The study uses an exploratory approach. A questionnaire was distributed to 605 users of local administration services. Empirical evidence indicates that, from the citizens’ point of view, customer orientation, employees’ behavior and attitudes, as well as the process of service delivery impact the overall customer satisfaction with local administration. The study also discusses important implications on potential improvements of local administration.


Keywords


local administration; customer satisfaction; customer orientation; citizen-centrism; Serbia.

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