This chapter develops a framework that uses fuzzy set theory in order to measure customer satisfaction, starting from a survey with several questions. The basic concepts of the theory of the fuzzy numbers are briefly described. A criterion based on the sampling cumulative function, which assigns values to the membership function with reference to each quantitative, ordinal and binary variable, is suggested. Weighting and aggregation operators for the variables are considered. An application to ABC 2010 annual customer satisfaction survey data shows the usefulness of the fuzzy set approach: the gradual transition from very dissatisfied to really satisfied customers is captured by fuzzy composite indices. The comparison with the classical methods for the measurement of customer satisfaction highlights the advantages of the suggested criterion from both the theoretical and operational points of view.

Fuzzy methods and satisfaction indices / Sergio Zani, M. A. M.; Morlini, I.. - (2011), pp. 440-456. [10.1002/9781119961154.ch21]

### Fuzzy methods and satisfaction indices

#### Abstract

This chapter develops a framework that uses fuzzy set theory in order to measure customer satisfaction, starting from a survey with several questions. The basic concepts of the theory of the fuzzy numbers are briefly described. A criterion based on the sampling cumulative function, which assigns values to the membership function with reference to each quantitative, ordinal and binary variable, is suggested. Weighting and aggregation operators for the variables are considered. An application to ABC 2010 annual customer satisfaction survey data shows the usefulness of the fuzzy set approach: the gradual transition from very dissatisfied to really satisfied customers is captured by fuzzy composite indices. The comparison with the classical methods for the measurement of customer satisfaction highlights the advantages of the suggested criterion from both the theoretical and operational points of view.
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2011
Modern Analysis of Customer Surveys: with Applications using R
9781119961154
9780470971284
Wiley Blackwell
Fuzzy methods and satisfaction indices / Sergio Zani, M. A. M.; Morlini, I.. - (2011), pp. 440-456. [10.1002/9781119961154.ch21]
Sergio Zani, M. A. M.; Morlini, I.
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