Investigating the impact of social customer relationship management in higher education

Tahmasebi Aria, Farzad, Dafoulas, George ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2638-8771 and Shokri, Azam (2015) Investigating the impact of social customer relationship management in higher education. In: 8th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI2015), 18-20 Nov 2015, Seville, Spain.

Abstract

CRM is a new paradigm of marketing [13] [34] and is all about managing customer data to better understand and serve their needs [41]. Also CRM defined as an integration of technologies and business processes that are adopted to satisfy the needs of a customer during any given interaction [11] and building a long-term relationship with customers. On the other hand, social CRM is a different thinking about customer relationship management and just emphasizes on enhancing customer engagement through using social media [7].
The purpose of this paper is to investigate the implementation of social CRM and identifying the critical success factors in higher education. As higher education stakeholders such as existing and prospective students, employees, alumni, and parents are vital and consider as an important asset for the organization so it is necessary to identify CSFs and help organization to move forwards attract, retain, and better customer service that is the purpose of social CRM.

The authors have investigated the role of CRM within a learning context by assessing how social media (and in particular Facebook), has been used by students engaged in individual and group learning activities. The paper provides detailed discussion on analysis from pilot studies involved social CRM in student groups. The paper also explains how the investigation of social media use has helped to identify a number of factors that can be used to assess the maturity levels for the deployment of CRM solutions.

Finally this paper describes the current work relating to the use of social media (in particular Facebook), for building relationships between HE stakeholders. The study reflects on the relationships between students acting in CRM scenarios within an educational context. The proposed approach identifies a range of dimensions and associated factors that can be used for evaluating the implementation of social CRM in higher education.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science
Item ID: 18111
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Depositing User: George Dafoulas
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2015 10:36
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2019 16:05
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/18111

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