Social Media and Digital Collaboration

Track Chairs

Jerry Kane

Boston College

Atreyi Kankanhalli

National University of Singapore

Juliana Sutanto

Lancaster University


Social media have led to paradigm shifts in the ways we communicate, collaborate, consume, and create information. Such technology allows virtually anyone to disseminate information to a global audience almost instantaneously. A new level of connectedness among peers adds new ways for the usage and consumption of media and new forms of collaboration in organizations, markets and society. This track addresses social media and digital collaboration, particularly when they intersect. We invite research that offers fresh theoretical perspectives and novel empirical insights on ways of organizing and collaborating enabled by social media. We also invite studies that focus on different contexts of social media use and digital collaboration, examining both positive and negative consequences. We welcome research that uses a variety of methods to examine such phenomenon.

The track does not cover topics related to the use of social media in the context of crowdfunding, crowdsourcing or the sharing economy. Authors of such papers should submit their work to the P2P and Crowd Markets Track

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Social media and theories about digital collaboration
  • Virtual teams and collaboration technologies
  • Enterprise knowledge sharing and collaborative work
  • Personal knowledge management and social media
  • Social media-enabled business models
  • Organizational networking with social media
  • Use of social media for citizen and political participation
  • The development and use of social media analytics
  • Digital methods for understanding social media collaboration (e.g. design science approaches, the computational turn; big data methods)
  • Critical perspectives on social media (e.g. how social is social media, what are negative side effects of social media use?).

Associate Editors

  • Chen Jin, East China University of Science and Technology
  • Johnathan Ye, University of Auckland
  • Ben Choi, University of New South Wales
  • Weiling Ke, Clarkson University
  • Cheng Yi, Tsinghua University
  • Pee Loo Geok, Nanyang Technological University
  • Sumeet Gupta, IIM Raipur
  • Dan Kim, University of North Texas
  • Lionel Robert, University of Michigan
  • Jack Jiang, National Univ. of Singapore
  • Sun Heshan, Clemson University
  • Klarissa Chang, National Univ. of Singapore
  • Jordan Barlow, California State University, Fullerton
  • Jason Kuruzovich, RPI
  • Chunmian Ge, South China University of Technology
  • Carol Ou, Tilburg University
  • Heng Cheng Suang, National Univ. of Singapore
  • Daniel Schlagwein, UNSW
  • Zhijie Lin, Nanjing University
  • Dezhi Wu, Southern Utah University
  • Chee-Wee Tan, Copenhagen Business School
  • Chuan-Hoo Tan, National Univ. of Singapore
  • Chee-Wei Phang, Fudan University
  • Eric Lim, UNSW
  • Lazaros Goutas, Loughborough University
  • Christy Cheung, Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Ravishankar M.N., Loughborough University
  • Hope Koch, Baylor University
  • Xitong Li, HEC Paris
  • Amany Elbanna, Royal Holloway London
  • Steven Johnson, University of Virginia
  • Jeremiah Johnson, Purdue University
  • Amber Young, Umass Amherst
  • Marco Marabelli, Bentley University
  • Jennifer Claggett, University of Virginia
  • Kathy Chudoba, Utah State
  • Marios Kokkodis, Boston College
  • Ning Nan, University of British Columbia
  • Genevieve Bassellier, McGill University
  • Jean-Gregoire Bernard, Victoria University of Wellington
  • Hila Lifshitz-Assaf, NYU
  • Ofer Arazy, University of Haifa