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Developing SWOT analysis from customer satisfaction surveys

Developing SWOT analysis from customer satisfaction surveys
Developing SWOT analysis from customer satisfaction surveys
Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) analysis is one of the most commonly used tools for strategic planning. It helps organizations gain a better insight of their internal and external business environment when making strategic plans and decisions. Although SWOT analysis has been widely accepted as a tool for strategic planning, the traditional method of conducting SWOT analysis does not prioritize and is likely to hold subjective views that may result in an improper strategic action. One way to make better use of the SWOT framework is to take the customer’s perspective in to account which helps the companies to ensure that their perceived capabilities are also recognized and valued by their customer. This work proposes a combination of Back Propagation Neural Network based Importance-Performance Analysis (BPNN-IPA) and SWOT analysis. The ‘Importance’ is derived by applying BPNN on a customer satisfaction survey and ‘Performance’ is computed as the mean value of customer’ s satisfaction rating. The intersection of these two components creates a two-dimensional matrix termed, IPA matrix, which can be identified as strengths and weaknesses of the company. Base on the same principle, opportunities and threats are obtained through the IPA matrix of the company’s competitor. The BPNN-IPA yields significant improvement in estimating of attribute importance compared to conventional IPA and regression-based IPA approach, thereby generating effective SWOT analysis. It is expected that this approach will provide more accurate information for strategic planning as it generates prioritized SWOT factors based on the customer’s perception
importance-performance analysis, SWOT analysis, back-propagation neural network, customer satisfaction surveys
Phadermrod, Boonyarat
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Wills, Gary
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Crowder, Richard
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Phadermrod, Boonyarat
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Wills, Gary
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Crowder, Richard
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Phadermrod, Boonyarat, Wills, Gary and Crowder, Richard (2014) Developing SWOT analysis from customer satisfaction surveys. The IEEE International Conference on e-Business Engineering (ICEBE 2015), China. 05 - 07 Nov 2014. 8 pp .

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Abstract

Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) analysis is one of the most commonly used tools for strategic planning. It helps organizations gain a better insight of their internal and external business environment when making strategic plans and decisions. Although SWOT analysis has been widely accepted as a tool for strategic planning, the traditional method of conducting SWOT analysis does not prioritize and is likely to hold subjective views that may result in an improper strategic action. One way to make better use of the SWOT framework is to take the customer’s perspective in to account which helps the companies to ensure that their perceived capabilities are also recognized and valued by their customer. This work proposes a combination of Back Propagation Neural Network based Importance-Performance Analysis (BPNN-IPA) and SWOT analysis. The ‘Importance’ is derived by applying BPNN on a customer satisfaction survey and ‘Performance’ is computed as the mean value of customer’ s satisfaction rating. The intersection of these two components creates a two-dimensional matrix termed, IPA matrix, which can be identified as strengths and weaknesses of the company. Base on the same principle, opportunities and threats are obtained through the IPA matrix of the company’s competitor. The BPNN-IPA yields significant improvement in estimating of attribute importance compared to conventional IPA and regression-based IPA approach, thereby generating effective SWOT analysis. It is expected that this approach will provide more accurate information for strategic planning as it generates prioritized SWOT factors based on the customer’s perception

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Published date: November 2014
Venue - Dates: The IEEE International Conference on e-Business Engineering (ICEBE 2015), China, 2014-11-05 - 2014-11-07
Keywords: importance-performance analysis, SWOT analysis, back-propagation neural network, customer satisfaction surveys
Organisations: Electronics & Computer Science

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Local EPrints ID: 369751
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/369751
PURE UUID: a5878fc1-6904-4de6-bbd2-4bc4543aca24
ORCID for Gary Wills: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5771-4088

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Date deposited: 17 Oct 2014 10:16
Last modified: 20 Jul 2019 01:17

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Author: Boonyarat Phadermrod
Author: Gary Wills ORCID iD
Author: Richard Crowder

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