Social Media 2014 : 1st CFP: SPECIAL ISSUE ON: Unveiling the Impact of Social Media: Importance of the Co-creation of Business Value during the Adoption and Use Process- JOEUC
Call For Papers
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SUBMISSION DUE DATE: August 15, 2014
SPECIAL ISSUE ON: Unveiling the Impact of Social Media: Importance of the Co-creation of Business Value during the Adoption and Use Process
Journal of Organizational and End User Computing (JOEUC)
Dr. Samuel Fosso Wamba, NOEMA Business School, France
Dr. Shahriar Akter, University of Wollongong, Australia
Dr. Thomas F. Stafford, University of Memphis, USA
Dr. Mithu Bhattacharya, University of Detroit Mercy, USA
Social media is at the core of the so called “social commerce”, which represents a new form of “Internet-based social media that allows people to participate in the marketing, selling, comparing, and buying of products and services in online marketplaces and communities” (Stephen & Toubia, 2010, p. 215). Driven by the widespread diffusion and adoption of social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, as well as mobile devices, social commerce is expected to generate tremendous business value in terms of operational efficiency and improved revenues in the incoming years. Some analysts estimated that the social commerce market will grow from about US$5 billion in 2011, to almost US$30 billion by 2016 (Zhou, Zhang, et al., 2011). In a McKinsey Global Institute report, the consulting firm foresaw that in 2012 only, “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm”. According to the same report, “[t]here’s no doubt organizations have begun to realize significant value from largely external uses of social[media]. Yet internal applications have barely begun to tap their full potential, even though about two-thirds of social’s estimated economic value stems from improved collaboration and communication within enterprises. Although more than 80 percent of executives say their companies deploy social technologies, few have figured out how to use them in ways that could have a large-scale, replicable, and measurable impact at an enterprise level” (Chui, Dewhurst, et al., 2013, p. 1). While value co-creation from social media is emerging as an important field of research (Fosso Wamba & Carter, 2013), very few empirical studies have be devoted to how to actually co-create and capture value from social media.
The main objective of this special issue is to contribute to filling this knowledge gap. More precisely, this special issue aims to invite scholars and practitioners to look at the ways and means to (a) co-create and capture business value from social media and Web 2.0-related concepts both at the individual, firm and supply chain levels, such value being assessable in terms of new business opportunities, improved performance and competitive advantage; and (b) unveil their implications for practices and management strategies.
Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not limited to) the following:
• Are current IT adoption research theories (e.g., TAM) appropriate to studying the adoption and use of social media at the individual, organizational, and interorganizational levels?
• Case studies on the implementation of new social media concepts for business value co-creation at the individual, organizational and interorganizational levels
• Enabling innovative electronic business models using social media in various sectors (e.g., administration, healthcare, retail industry, manufacturing, emergency services like disaster management)
• Governance structures and practices facilitating the co-creation and capture of business value from social media at the individual, organizational, and inter-organizational levels
• Modeling and simulating the business value of social media on quality management
• Modeling and simulating the costs and risks associated with the deployment of social media projects at the individual, organizational, and interorganizational levels
• Modeling and simulating the financial, managerial, leadership, and human resources required for social media implementation projects
• New theories development to explain the adoption and use of social media at the individual, organizational and interorganizational levels
• Social media and big data impact at the individual, organizational, and interorganizational levels
• Social media-enabled business analytics at the individual, organizational and interorganizational levels
Prospective authors are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on “Unveiling the Impact of Social media: Importance of the co-creation of business value during the adoption and use process” on or before August 15, 2014. All submissions must be original and may not be under review by another publication. INTERESTED AUTHORS SHOULD CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at http://www.igi-global.com/journals/guidelines-for-submission.aspx PRIOR TO SUBMISSION.
About Journal of Organizational and End User Computing (JOEUC)
The Journal of Organizational and End User Computing (JOEUC) provides a forum to information technology educators, researchers, and practitioners to advance the practice and understanding of organizational and end user computing. The journal features a major emphasis on how to increase organizational and end user productivity and performance, and how to achieve organizational strategic and competitive advantage. JOEUC publishes full-length research manuscripts, insightful research and practice notes, and case studies from all areas of organizational and end user computing that are selected after a rigorous blind review by experts in the field.
This journal is an official publication of the Information Resources Management Association
Editor-in-Chief: Tanya McGill
The Journal of Organizational and End User Computing (JOEUC) is published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference”, “Business Science Reference”, and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com.
All inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
Samuel Fosso Wamba
All manuscript submissions to the special issue should be sent through the online submission system:
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