A Novel Two-Dimension’ Customer Knowledge Analysis Model

  •  Liu Xuelian    
  •  Nopasit Chakpitak    
  •  Pitipong Yodmongkol    


Customer knowledge has increasingly importance in customer-oriented enterprise. Customer knowledge management process with models can help managers to identify the real value chain in business process. The purpose of the paper is to develop a tool for classification and processing of customer knowledge from perspective of knowledge management. By review previous customer knowledge management model, this paper proposes a novel two-dimension’ customer knowledge analysis model, which make customer knowledge more understandable and manageable. The two-dimensions are customer's scope and variability. Base on the model, the process strategies for each kind of customer knowledge are given. To verify the effectiveness of this model, a case study was conducted in a hotel and shows the application of the CKM model in customer knowledge management process can lead to increased process performance. This sample analysis model acts as a guide in practice to help enterprise to develop proper methods in customer knowledge system.

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