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Defining Social Technologies: evaluation of social collaboration tools and technologies  pp231-240

Aelita Skaržauskienė, Rūta Tamošiūnaitė, Inga Žalėnienė

© Oct 2013 Volume 16 Issue 3, ICIME 2013, Editor: Nelson Leung, pp161 - 254

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Abstract: The popularity of social technologies continues to grow in the society. The term social technology is often referred to digital social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. In order to this a redefinition of this concept based on the original definition is needed. Nowadays the concept of social technologies has several aspects which destabilize the dominant status of technology. It emphasizes social sciences and the humanities as society shapers, reconsiders the strength of social dimension in technological sciences. The aim of this paper is to provide insight into the concept of social technologies, to develop its meaning in information and knowledge society by evaluating social collaboration tools and technologiesanalyzing new n eeds and application forms. Design/methodology/approach … The research results have contributed to the knowledge of the concept of social technologies. Based on the analysis of scientific literature and results of empirical research in the Focus group as well as Content analysis, theoretical framework for defining the concept of social technologies was developed. The paper presents effects relation analysis with particular social collaboration tools and technologies. Each tool and technology was evaluate d by all positive/negative effects simultaneously by setting hierarchical impact of the effect on a tool or technology. Research limitations/implications … The research is limited in a few aspects. To understand the concept of social technologies more dee ply and to develop technological perspectives in social sciences a broader theoretical and empirical research is necessary. In order to generalise the research findings, it is recommended that further research includes different dimensions from the perspe ctive of other fields of science.

 

Keywords: Keywords: social technologies, social engineering, social collaboration, social media, millennial generation

 

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Social Commerce and Innovative Business Engagements: An Empirical Investigation  pp94-108

Jiwat Ram, Siqi Liu

© Nov 2018 Volume 21 Issue 2, Editor: Prof Shaun Pather, pp63 - 166

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Social media (SM) is driving innovations in both individual and business lifestyles, unleashing new opportunities and spurring new business models. Chinese businesses, in particular, have seized upon the opportunity of integrating SM in innovative ways of business delivery. Yet there is little formal knowledge on this subject. The purpose of this research, therefore, is to empirically identify some of these SM‑enabled business innovations in a Chinese context to develop fundamental knowledge and to build an evidence‑based platform for understanding the motivation for adopting SM for business innovations. Qualitative data collected through semi‑structured interviews with industry experts were analysed using content analysis techniques. The study finds that SM is enabling innovations in business including: (1) developments of social media market territories that are used by organizations for gathering market intelligence as well as for promoting products/services, (2) strategic engagements that are being used not only for tapping into diverse wisdom but also as a means of cultivating communities and enhancing product/service awareness before their launch, (3) quicker promotion to productivity, (4) development of socialized commerce activities based on new S‑Channels, and (5) development of social media market intermediaries. Academically, the results extend innovation theories in a SM‑oriented technological innovations context and identify some of the factors that could influence the adoption stage as in more general innovation theory. Managerially, the results could be valuable for strategising adoption of SM‑enabled business innovation and tapping into the opportunities of social commerce and development of S‑Channels.

 

Keywords: Business innovations, Social capital, New business trends, Socialized commerce, Social media market territories, Innovation theory

 

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The Impact of Social Media Sites on the Effectiveness of Consumer Buying Behavior for Electronics Goods ‑ A Study in India  pp158-166

Kirti Arekar, Rinku Jain, Surender Kumar, Shalaka K. Ayarekar

© Nov 2018 Volume 21 Issue 2, Editor: Prof Shaun Pather, pp63 - 166

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This study explains a deeper understanding of the effectiveness of social media sites on different parameters of consumer buying behavior. It estimated the relationship between several independent variables such as composite buying behavior, usual buying behavior, and variety‑seeking buying behavior, disagreement buying behavior, impetuous buying behavior and consumer buying behavior as dependent variable in the electronic appliances market. The study focused to determine the factors affecting consumer preference and behavior in the Indian electronic market. This study majorly focused on the young working women using electronics product across Maharashtra in India. The data collected from 1272 working women. The major findings of the study indicates there is the positive effect of social media on variety seeking buying behavior, disagreement buying behavior , usual buying behavior, composite buying behavior and impetuous buying behavior. This study helps producers and retailers in understanding consumers buying behavior towards electronics appliances and also helps in improving the customer satisfaction.

 

Keywords: Buying Behavior, Composite Buying Behavior, usual Buying behavior, social media sites and variety- seeking buying behavior

 

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Does Social Media Enhance Firm Value? Evidence from Turkish Firms Using Three Social Media Metrics  pp131-142

Ali Uyar, Ender Boyar, Cemil Kuzey

© Nov 2018 Volume 21 Issue 2, Editor: Prof Shaun Pather, pp63 - 166

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This study investigates the impact created upon firm value when social media, in an emerging market context. Social media enables communication with stakeholders in terms of financial and non‑financial achievements, as well as issues of organization at low cost, in a direct and timely manner; thus, the study draws attention to the new phenomenon of enhanced value to firms through the use of social media. The sample consists of Turkish corporations listed on the BIST 100 Index of Borsa Istanbul for the year 2014, utilizing three metrics regarding social media usage: establishment of a social media account, the breadth of social media engagement, and the depth of social media engagement. The results demonstrate that depth of social media engagement has a significant positive association with firm value; whereas social media account ownership per se, and breadth of social media engagement do not show a viable statistical relationship. These findings imply that if social media accounts are opened and icons for several social media are placed on corporate websites, which is presently a fad and fashion, a benefit may not necessarily accrue. However, strong engagement for corporate purposes will generate the desired results and benefits. Thus, the study provides implications and guidance for firms which are using social media currently or thinking of using it in the future.

 

Keywords: Social media, metrics, account, performance, firm value, Turkey

 

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