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Social Media for Development: Outlining Debates, Theory and Praxis

Social Media for Development: Outlining Debates, Theory and Praxis Information Technology for Development, 2016 Vol. 22, No. 3, 357 – 363, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02681102.2016.1192906 a a† b Brian Nicholson , Yanuar Nugroho and Nimmi Rangaswamy a b Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK; Xerox Research Centre, IIT Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India 1. Introduction A commonly used definition of social media derived from the business and management litera- ture refers to a group of Internet-based applications that build on the ideological and technologi- cal foundations of Web 2.0, and that allow the creation and exchange of User Generated Content (Kaplan & Haenlein, 2010). Today there is an extensive literature on the broad social media topic that crosses several disciplines. The literature on business and management has focused on how practitioners may embrace social media technology for knowledge management, forming close bonds with customers and for marketing purposes (e.g. Culnan, McHugh, & Zubillaga, 2010). Focused special issues of journals in information systems have improved our understanding of the relationship between social media networks and business transform- ation (Aral, Dellarocas, & Godes, 2013; Kane, Alavi, Labianca, & Borgatti, 2014). There are also several journals with ongoing discourses on the cultural and political dimensions of social media (see e.g. Information Society, Media http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Information Technology for Development Taylor & Francis

Social Media for Development: Outlining Debates, Theory and Praxis

Social Media for Development: Outlining Debates, Theory and Praxis

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Information Technology for Development, 2016 Vol. 22, No. 3, 357 – 363, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02681102.2016.1192906 a a† b Brian Nicholson , Yanuar Nugroho and Nimmi Rangaswamy a b Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK; Xerox Research Centre, IIT Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India 1. Introduction A commonly used definition of social media derived from the business and management litera- ture refers to a group of Internet-based...
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Taylor & Francis
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© 2016 Commonwealth Secretariat
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1554-0170
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0268-1102
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10.1080/02681102.2016.1192906
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Information Technology for Development, 2016 Vol. 22, No. 3, 357 – 363, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02681102.2016.1192906 a a† b Brian Nicholson , Yanuar Nugroho and Nimmi Rangaswamy a b Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK; Xerox Research Centre, IIT Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India 1. Introduction A commonly used definition of social media derived from the business and management litera- ture refers to a group of Internet-based applications that build on the ideological and technologi- cal foundations of Web 2.0, and that allow the creation and exchange of User Generated Content (Kaplan & Haenlein, 2010). Today there is an extensive literature on the broad social media topic that crosses several disciplines. The literature on business and management has focused on how practitioners may embrace social media technology for knowledge management, forming close bonds with customers and for marketing purposes (e.g. Culnan, McHugh, & Zubillaga, 2010). Focused special issues of journals in information systems have improved our understanding of the relationship between social media networks and business transform- ation (Aral, Dellarocas, & Godes, 2013; Kane, Alavi, Labianca, & Borgatti, 2014). There are also several journals with ongoing discourses on the cultural and political dimensions of social media (see e.g. Information Society, Media

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Published: Jul 2, 2016

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