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The relationship between customer satisfaction and customer relationship management system; a case study of Ghavamin Bank

The relationship between customer satisfaction and customer relationship management system; a... Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to study the relationship between customer relationship management (CRM) system and customer satisfaction in branches of Ghavamin Bank in the capital city of Iran, Tehran. Design/methodology/approach – Based on the review of literature a questionnaire was designed. After the verification of its validity and reliability, the data were collected from statistical population, the customers of selected branches at Tehran city. The data were analyzed using inferential statistics and the SPSS software, and frequency distribution, distribution indexes, Pearson's correlation, and regression methods were also used. Findings – The results revealed that the four factors of CRM system, i.e. service quality, service characteristics, level of service access, and handling complaints have a positive effect on customer satisfaction in the surveyed branches of Ghavamin Bank. Research limitations/implications – The sample is restricted to only one city, so in generalizability of the obtained results caution should be taken. Originality/value – Given the ever growing importance of banking industry in Iran as a developing country, the results of this study could help policy makers of the surveyed bank to realize the importance of CRM's criteria and characteristics in increasing customer satisfaction. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Industrial and Commercial Training Emerald Publishing

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2014 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0019-7858
DOI
10.1108/ICT-10-2013-0067
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to study the relationship between customer relationship management (CRM) system and customer satisfaction in branches of Ghavamin Bank in the capital city of Iran, Tehran. Design/methodology/approach – Based on the review of literature a questionnaire was designed. After the verification of its validity and reliability, the data were collected from statistical population, the customers of selected branches at Tehran city. The data were analyzed using inferential statistics and the SPSS software, and frequency distribution, distribution indexes, Pearson's correlation, and regression methods were also used. Findings – The results revealed that the four factors of CRM system, i.e. service quality, service characteristics, level of service access, and handling complaints have a positive effect on customer satisfaction in the surveyed branches of Ghavamin Bank. Research limitations/implications – The sample is restricted to only one city, so in generalizability of the obtained results caution should be taken. Originality/value – Given the ever growing importance of banking industry in Iran as a developing country, the results of this study could help policy makers of the surveyed bank to realize the importance of CRM's criteria and characteristics in increasing customer satisfaction.

Journal

Industrial and Commercial TrainingEmerald Publishing

Published: May 27, 2014

Keywords: Customer relationship management; Iran; Relationship marketing; Customer satisfaction; Banking industry

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