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"Effective Call Center Management: Evidence from Financial Services"
Ann Evenson, Patrick T. Harker and Frances X. Frei, January 1999

Abstract: Call centers are quickly becoming the major point of contact for serving customers and generating new revenue in a variety of industries. No where is this growth in the importance of call centers more apparent than in the financial services industry. This paper presents the results of a survey of the management of call center operations at major financial service firms. The results clearly indicate the importance of human resource management practices and technology in creating high-performance call center environments.

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