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Customer Satisfaction Measurement – Clustering Approach

SCHÜLLER, D. PEKÁREK, J.

Original Title

Customer Satisfaction Measurement – Clustering Approach

English Title

Customer Satisfaction Measurement – Clustering Approach

Type

journal article in Scopus

Language

en

Original Abstract

The paper deals with the issue of customer satisfaction measurement. The aim of this study is to determine the importance of the individual factors and their impact on total customer satisfaction for multiple segments by using linear regression and hierarchical clustering. This study is focused on the market of café establishment. We applied hierarchical clustering with Ward’s criterion to partition customers into segments and then we developed linear regression models for each segment. Linear models for partitioned data showed higher coefficient of determination than the model for the whole market. The results revealed that there are quite significant differences in rankings of customer satisfaction factors among the segments. This is caused by the different preferences of customers. The clustered data allows to achieve a higher homogeneity of data within the segment, which is crucial both for marketing theory and practice. The approach i.e. partitioning the market into smaller more specific segments could become perspective for marketing use in different economic sectors. This attitude can allow marketers to target better on customer segments according to the importance of individual factors.

English abstract

The paper deals with the issue of customer satisfaction measurement. The aim of this study is to determine the importance of the individual factors and their impact on total customer satisfaction for multiple segments by using linear regression and hierarchical clustering. This study is focused on the market of café establishment. We applied hierarchical clustering with Ward’s criterion to partition customers into segments and then we developed linear regression models for each segment. Linear models for partitioned data showed higher coefficient of determination than the model for the whole market. The results revealed that there are quite significant differences in rankings of customer satisfaction factors among the segments. This is caused by the different preferences of customers. The clustered data allows to achieve a higher homogeneity of data within the segment, which is crucial both for marketing theory and practice. The approach i.e. partitioning the market into smaller more specific segments could become perspective for marketing use in different economic sectors. This attitude can allow marketers to target better on customer segments according to the importance of individual factors.

Keywords

customer satisfaction, linear regression, hierarchical clustering, importance of factors

Released

02.05.2018

Pages from

561

Pages to

569

Pages count

9

URL

BibTex


@article{BUT147211,
  author="David {Schüller} and Jan {Pekárek}",
  title="Customer Satisfaction Measurement – Clustering Approach",
  annote="The paper deals with the issue of customer satisfaction measurement. The aim of this study is to determine the importance of the individual factors and their impact on total customer satisfaction for multiple segments by using linear regression and hierarchical clustering. This study is focused on the market of café establishment. We applied hierarchical clustering with Ward’s criterion to partition customers into segments and then we developed linear regression models for each segment. Linear models for partitioned data showed higher coefficient of determination than the model for the whole market. The results revealed that there are quite significant differences in rankings of customer satisfaction factors among the segments. This is caused by the different preferences of customers. The clustered data allows to achieve a higher homogeneity of data within the segment, which is crucial both for marketing theory and practice. The approach i.e. partitioning the market into smaller more specific segments could become perspective for marketing use in different economic sectors. This attitude can allow marketers to target better on customer segments according to the importance of individual factors.",
  chapter="147211",
  doi="10.11118/actaun201866020561",
  howpublished="online",
  number="2",
  volume="66",
  year="2018",
  month="may",
  pages="561--569",
  type="journal article in Scopus"
}