Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Institutional Repository

A study on the CRM customer benefits towards customer satisfaction

Mohammadhossein, Nastaran (2013) A study on the CRM customer benefits towards customer satisfaction. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Faculty of Computing.



The main purpose of this study is to investigate the efficacy of customer relationship management (CRM) benefits for customers in relation to customer satisfaction. The first objective of this research is to find out the important benefits of CRM for customers based on the previous literatures. Then a model has been developed and empirically validated through survey data collected from 150 customers of three Malaysian companies (AEON, Tesco, PETRONAS). SmartPLS is selected to analyse the collected data and test the hypotheses of the study. The results indicate that the benefits of CRM for customers have had a significant positive effect on their satisfaction in marketing companies. Personalized service, responsiveness to customer?s needs, customer segmentation, customization of marketing, multichannel integration, time-saving and improving customer knowledge are the benefits that we proposed would affect customer satisfaction in order to significantly improve marketing performance. Additionally, the results reveal that all the benefits found, with the exception of time-saving, enhanced customer satisfaction. Finally, based on this research finding the appropriate recommendations are proposed to the companies that using CRM to improve their customer satisfaction. This study contributes to the existing literature by incorporating the benefits of CRM for customers and the relationships of these benefits with their satisfaction in the proposed model.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information:Thesis (Sarjana Sains (Teknologi Maklumat - Pengurusan)) - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2013; Supervisor : Dr. Nor Hidayati Zakaria
Uncontrolled Keywords:customer relations, management, data processing, consumer satisfaction
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions:Computer Science and Information System
ID Code:36695
Deposited By: Kamariah Mohamed Jong
Deposited On:03 Mar 2014 07:27
Last Modified:17 Jul 2017 04:22

Repository Staff Only: item control page