Social Media and Knowledge Sharing – What Do We Know So Far?
|Year of publication
|Article in Proceedings
|PROCEEDINGS OF THE 5TH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON SOCIAL MEDIA (ECSM 2018)
|MU Faculty or unit
|social media; knowledge sharing; online sharing; literature review
|The aim of this paper is to examine previous studies on topic of social media and how it influences knowledge sharing online and thereafter establish respective body of knowledge. The background investigation has been organized as a theoretical review with qualitative premises. The multi-layered Systematic Literature Review process has been utilized and carried out to fetch the most relevant peer-reviewed researches in the past. To the best of authors’ knowledge no such a study has been performed earlier. It is intended that this review should determine research frontier and provide overview of what exactly, in what fashion and how profound has been investigated. This study may have not assured full coverage of the topic in question. However, based on the chosen methodology authors do assume that study covers large portion of studies available. The predicted benefits for academia are mainly two-fold. Firstly, it might lead to further researches by pointing out the places whereby such an additional research is desired. Secondly, it will consolidate findings from articles and present them in comprehensive conceptual manner together with all accompanying details.