A study of customer retention and churn rate management through data mining and customer profiling of Malaysian mobile user

Ong, Derek Lai Teik * and Tan, Madeline Su Lin * and Andrews, Elizabeth * (2012) A study of customer retention and churn rate management through data mining and customer profiling of Malaysian mobile user. In: Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development (AWBMAMD) Conference, 16 - 19 July 2012, Budapest, Hungary. (Submitted)

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Abstract

This study aims to investigate the needs and wants of prepaid mobile service subscribers in Malaysia and identify usage patterns of industry churners, ultimately to offer the right product and value to target customers within a highly competitive market. This paper discusses the challenges faced by mobile companies in relation to high churn rates (sometimes called attrition rate), maintaining customer loyalty and the presence of stiff competition. Data was collected through database extraction from a telecommunication company in Malaysia which includes available demographic and behavioral data of the subscribers. Apriori association algorithm was employed to determine product bundling and C&R decision trees were used for customer profiling. It was discovered that there were three main product bundles subscribed by the prepaid mobile consumers. A brief look at the behavioral usage pattern of churners was also discussed. These information help mobile service providers to be more aware of their customer needs and to intelligently predict potential market churners.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions: Sunway University > Sunway University Business School > Dept. Marketing
Depositing User: Ms. Molly Chuah
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2014 04:59
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2014 04:59
URI: http://eprints.sunway.edu.my/id/eprint/187

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