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Social Media and Digital Collaborations

Recent years has been characterized by new class of IT-enabled collaborative tools, commonly referred to as social media and typified by tools such as Facebook, Twitter, and Linked In. These tools are having varied positive and negative impacts on individuals, organizations, and society at large in many domains and contexts. This track welcomes research that provides fresh theoretical perspectives and novel empirical insights on the collaboration aspects of these tools on individuals, organizations, and society.

We welcome research that utilizes a wide variety of methods, including qualitative methods, large-scale data analysis, surveys, digital experiments, simulations, and also research that utilize multiple methods.  We welcome research investigating a wide variety of applications and implications, including organizations, community management, and public policy.  Because the potential impact of social media on collaboration is so broad, we encourage authors to focus on the theoretical distinctiveness and implications of their work. 

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

·         Social media and theories about digital collaboration

·         Enterprise knowledge sharing

·         Design of social media platforms for customers and business partners

·         Social media based massively collaborative business models

·         Policy challenges including privacy and intellectual property

·         Darkside of social media and digital collaboration

·         Business value and consumer surplus of social media

·         Innovation and co-creation

·         Social media and culture

·         Adoption and propagation of social media tools

·         Usage of multiple social media platforms

·         Complementarity of online and offline social networks

·         Building and sustaining of communities using social media tools

·         Novel uses and applications of social media


Track Chairs

Wai Fong Boh

Nanyang Technological University

Sirkka Jarvenpaa

University of Texas at Austin

Gerald Kane

Boston College


Associate Editors

Jean-Gregoire Bernard

Victoria University of Wellington

Brad Crisp

Abilene Christian University

Sherae Daniel

University of Pittsburgh

Wenjing Duan

George Washington University

Kim Huat Goh

Nanyang Technological Unversity

Peter Gray

University of Virginia

Bin Gu

Arizona State University

Netta Iivari

University of Oulu

Jack Jiang

National University of Singapore

Steven Johnson

Temple University

Youngsoo Kim

Singapore Management University

Kai Fischbach

University of Bamberg

Hope Koch

Baylor University

Tat Koon Koh

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Sri Kudaravalli

HEC Paris

George Kuk

University of Nottingham

Nishtha Langer

Indian School of Business

Gwanhoo Lee

American University

Kai Lung Hui

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Marco Marabelli

Bentley University

Jae Yun Moon

Korea University

Salvatore Parise

Babson College

Gabriele Piccoli

University of Pavia

Daphne Raban

University of Haifa

Sam Ransbotham

Boston College

Ching Ren

University of Minnesota

Ulrike Schultze

Southern Methodist University

Susan Scott

London School of Economics and Political Science

Leiser Silva

University of Houston

Stefan Smolnik

University of Hagen

Sandy Staples

Queen’s University

Tracy Sykes

University of Arkansas

Chee Wee Tan

University of Groningen

Robin Teigland

Stockholm School of Economics

Emma Vaast

McGill University

Byungjoon Yoo

Seoul National University