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The impact of social media to value added in knowledge-based industries
Kybernetes (2013)
  • Vasja Roblek
  • Mirjana Pejić Bach, University of Zagreb
  • Maja Meško, University of Primorska
  • Andrej Bertoncelj, University of Primorska
Abstract
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the significance of Web 2.0 and social media for organizational development and adaptation to an ever-changing business environment and its successful managing. A model is proposed based on the concepts of innovative economy, knowledge management and social media for value creation in knowledge-based industries. Design/methodology/approach – The paper examines critical factors that influence the role of social media in organizational change and value creation in knowledge-based industries. Findings – The paper contributes to discussion about the increasingly important role of social media in the value added chain in knowledge-based industries. Research limitations/implications – Social media are still an emerging phenomenon and further studies are required to investigate these relationships over a longer period of time. Practical implications – The topic is relevant for designing corporate strategies in knowledge-based companies becoming a part of global networks. Better understanding of the impact of social media on value added could significantly enhance both the top and bottom lines. Originality/value – The paper explores when and why the inexpensive, but increasingly wider, use of social media in knowledge-based industries is preferred to traditional media. This paper intends to give executives practical hands-on advice for using social media in business campaigns.
Publication Date
Spring June 20, 2013
DOI
http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/K-01-2013-0014
Citation Information
Vasja Roblek Mirjana Peji# Bach Maja Meško Andrej Bertoncelj, (2013),"The impact of social media to value added in knowledge-based industries", Kybernetes, Vol. 42 Iss 4 pp. 554 - 568