Publication
Title
Employees' use of social media technologies : a methodological and thematic review
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Abstract
With the ubiquity of social media in all aspects of daily life, research interest in the topic has been on the rise. Within the existing body of research on these tools, part of the literature focuses on the use of social technologies by employees. This article employs a systematic literature review methodology, with the objective of identifying the main methodologies and themes of research on employees usage of social technologies. A total of 66 articles were included in this review, covering five major research themes, that is, legal aspects and policies, human resources management, knowledge management and sharing, learning, and communication. In terms of methodological choices, research on the use of social technologies by employees is found to be fragmented and in need of further quantitative studies, mixed-methods approaches, and theorybased research. Suggestions for future research are provided based on both thematic and methodological considerations. Keywords: social media technologies; employees; methodological review; thematic review; systematic literature review; social media research
Language
English
Source (journal)
Behaviour and information technology. - London
Publication
Abingdon : Taylor & francis ltd, 2015
ISSN
0144-929X
Volume/pages
34:5(2015), p. 454-464
ISI
000350818600003
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
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Creation 28.01.2015
Last edited 28.07.2017
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