Social media based value creation and business models

Sanna Ketonen-Oksi (Department of Information Management and Logistics, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland )
Jari J. Jussila (Department of Information Management and Logistics, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland )
Hannu Kärkkäinen (Department of Information Management and Logistics, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland )

Industrial Management & Data Systems

ISSN: 0263-5577

Publication date: 12 September 2016

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to create an organized picture of the current understanding of social media-based value creation and business models.

Design/methodology/approach

Following the process model presented by Fink (2005), a systematic literature review of academic journal articles published between 2005 and 2014 was conducted. The research was grounded on the theoretical foundations of service-dominant logic.

Findings

This study offers detailed descriptions and analyses of the major social media mechanisms affecting how value is created in social media-based value networks and the kinds of impact social media can have on present and future business models.

Research limitations/implications

The study is limited to academic research literature on business organizations, excluding all studies related to public and non-profit organizations.

Practical implications

Attention is given to developing an in-depth understanding of the functions and concrete value creation mechanisms of social media-based co-creation within the different organizational processes (e.g. in product and service development and customer services) and to updating the related practices and knowledge.

Originality/value

This study provides new insight into the challenges related to research models and frameworks commonly used for observing value creation, thus highlighting the need for further studies and updates.

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Citation

Ketonen-Oksi, S., Jussila, J. and Kärkkäinen, H. (2016), "Social media based value creation and business models", Industrial Management & Data Systems, Vol. 116 No. 8, pp. 1820-1838. https://doi.org/10.1108/IMDS-05-2015-0199

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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