Developing a Customer Knowledge Management Maturity Model (CKMMM)

By Mina Ranjbarfard and Mohammad Aghdasi.

Published by The Organization Collection

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Today organizations are aware of the importance of their knowledge assets and knowledge is known as the most important resource of power. One of the knowledge resources is customer knowledge. Companies are more likely to sense emerging market opportunities before their competitors and gain competitive advantage by managing the knowledge of their customers. For improving their customer knowledge management (CKM ), companies need to measure current situation of CKM to identify growth aspects of their CKM activities and walking toward them. However, because the lack of a tool for measuring CKM, companies aren’t enable to understand their current situation of CKM and its growth aspects. Based on such motivations, this paper first studies, evaluates and integrates the models, implementation frameworks and performance measurement models in the fields of CKM, CRM and KM to gain critical success factors of CKM. Then by studying existing KM maturity models and adapting them with CKM and considering effective factors of CKM, we developed CKM maturity model. This model measures the CKM development process by assessing the extent to which CKM is explicitly defined, managed, controlled, and Act effectively in the strategy, processes, technology, systems and human resources points of view. The proposed model helps managers to measure current maturity of their CKM and take required actions to improve that.

Keywords: Customer Knowledge Management, Maturity Models, CRM, KM

International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 8, Issue 9, pp.153-166. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 547.124KB).

Mina Ranjbarfard

Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic of)

She completed MSc. degree of industrial engineering in Tarbiat Modares University in Iran. Being interested in knowledge management, Now she is working on knowledge creation in business processes.

Mohammad Aghdasi

Tarbiat Modares University, Iran (Islamic Republic of)

He is Associate professor of Tarbiat Modares University in industrial engineering department. In his research laboratory three area of research are done including Knowledge Management & Quality Management, Business Process Reengineering and Organizational Design.


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