Analysing enterprise resources for developing CRM framework in higher education institutions

Khashab, Basel, Gulliver, Stephen, Ayoubi, Rami and Strong, Carolyn (2022) Analysing enterprise resources for developing CRM framework in higher education institutions. Journal of Enterprise Information Management. ISSN 1741-0398 (In Press)

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1108/JEIM-09-2021-0421

Abstract

Purpose Most Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) have silos of distributed processes, which adds to the confusion and conflict concerning the Customer Relationship Management (CRM), desires, expectation and needs (DEN). Where possible, in order to maximise resource impact and minimise organisational disruption, HEIs should practically map these DEN to processes, roles, events, activities, channels, and technologies (PRE-ACTs) that already exist within the organisation. The paper iteratively considers use of additional practical approaches that need be considered in order to ensure that strategic HEI CRM DEN are effectively captured, and that the requirements are appropriately mapped to existing HEI activities.

Design/methodology/approach Content from 27 JISC cases, 10 semi-structured interviews and three focus group sessions have been collected and analysed using thematic analysis to understand how to develop preliminary stage 2 steps and assess the applicability of the final CRM strategy orientation support (CRM-SOS) framework stage 2 methods.
Findings The authors believe that this study provides substantial practical support to CRM implementation practitioners when analysing customer CRM desires, expectation, and needs requirements. The developing practical tools aim to 1) support practitioners better comprehend the multifaceted life cycles, needs, and requirements of HEI customers, and 2) aid in the planning and management of CRM change more effectively.

Originality/value
The paper is extending the recent research around CRM strategy in HEIs by proposing additional practical approaches that need be considered to ensure that strategic CRM are effectively captured. The paper also offers considerable practical support to CRM implementation practitioners when analysing customer CRM desires, expectation, and needs' requirements.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: CRM, Higher education institutions, Marketing management, UK
Subjects: N100 Business studies
N200 Management studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2022 08:25
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2022 08:30
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/48919

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