STRATEGIC KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND ENTERPRISE SOCIAL MEDIA

Archer-Brown, Chris and Kietzmann, Jan (2018) STRATEGIC KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND ENTERPRISE SOCIAL MEDIA. Journal of Knowledge Management, Unknown. ISSN 1367-3270 (In Press)

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Abstract / Summary

Purpose
The motivation of this work is to examine if (and how), Enterprise Social Media (ESM) can be understood as a strategic knowledge management phenomenon to improve organizational performance.
Design/methodology/approach
This article uses intellectual capital theory and its functional building blocks to organize different types of the ESM platforms, based on secondary data. It then connects these findings to the underling intellectual capital tenets to introduce a conceptual model that explicates how ESM impacts strategic KM, and vice versa.
Findings
This article concludes that ESM provides a unique complement to traditional strategic KM. The authors argue that ESM differs substantially from other contexts in which intellectual capital has been applied, and extend intellectual capital with three appropriate dimensions (human, social and structural capital). Given the potentially disruptive nature of ESM, this framework helps firms understand the nature of the changes that are needed.
Originality/value
The article provides the first review of the business needs that are served by the software functions and management processes under the ESM banner. This original contribution takes the intellectual capital and strategic knowledge management discussions from their usual high levels of abstraction and relates them to the real world of ESM, focusing on outcomes. Its unique ‘Intellectual Capital Framework for the Socially-Oriented Enterprise’ includes distinct, testable propositions that provide a practical approach to strategically planning, implementing and optimizing ESM.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: 10.1108/JKM-08-2017-0359
ISSN: 1367-3270
Subjects: Business
Computer Science, Information & General Works
Technology
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Depositing User: Chris Archer-Brown
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2018 14:27
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2018 01:38
URI: http://repository.falmouth.ac.uk/id/eprint/2805

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