Special Issue Editor: Helene Delerue
The use of social media is becoming increasingly important. This leads to several research issues: Why do some companies use social media whilst others do not? How are firms using social media? What are the consequences of using social media? Few scholarly studies have considered how social media may benefit firms and the majority have focused on social media as marketing tools. Nevertheless, social media can have cognitive, strategic, and managerial consequences. Other key issues are: How can we measure the effect of social media on firm and social media effectiveness? How can firms monitor social media? What are the challenges and opportunities of social media in collaborative projects?
The special issue aims to foster information system research in understanding, illustrating, and explaining the business use and consequences of social media.
Target topics that are relevant to this special issue of JSIT include but are not limited to:
- Social media - and beyond- and business social network;
- Social media - and beyond- effectiveness;
- Social media - and beyond- and innovation;
- Social media - and beyond- and human resources management
- Current approach to and practices of using social media -and beyond- for firm growth
- Social media development among industries
- Information security and social media
All papers will undergo a blind refereeing process by at least two referees.
Timeline: Submission deadline: 30th Nov 2011
Reviews returned: Jan 15th 2012
Resubmission of papers: March 1st 2012
Final decision: April 10th 2012
All submissions must be original works which have not appeared elsewhere and which are not being considered for publication with another journal. As the reviewing process will be conducted anonymously, please do not include your name(s) on the submission.
People are encouraged to send their papers in by email to: