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The use of social media for knowledge acquisition and dissemination in B2B companies: an empirical study of Finnish technology industries
Department of Mechanical, Energy and Management Engineering, University of Calabria, Rende, CS, Italy.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6617-3789
Department of Mechanical, Energy and Management Engineering, University of Calabria, Rende, CS, Italy.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3692-2643
Countryside & Community Research Institute, University of Gloucestershire, Oxtalls Campus, Cloucester, UK.
Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6324-5425
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2019 (English)In: Knowledge Management Research & Practice, ISSN 1477-8238, E-ISSN 1477-8246, Vol. 17, no 1, p. 52-69Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Scholars and practitioners of knowledge management have paid increasing attention to the adoption of social media in business-to-business (B2B) setting for knowledge sharing; however, both the theoretical and empirical research in this domain are quite fragmented. The aim of this research is to deepen the understanding about the B2B companies’ awareness of the potentials of social media in improving their absorptive capacity and, consequently, if and how such companies deploy knowledge strategies based on social media adoption. We carried out an empirical survey of Finnish technology companies operating purely in B2B markets. Results highlight that social media adoption is still in a preliminary stage of development. Companies show a lack of awareness of the potentials of social media as a means for external knowledge acquisition and internal dissemination. Results suggest a strong need of a structured approach to the adoption of social media to overcome cultural and organisational barriers.

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Taylor & Francis Group, 2019. Vol. 17, no 1, p. 52-69
Keywords [en]
Social media, absorptive capacity, knowledge strategy, empirical study, Finnish B2B companies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-70327DOI: 10.1080/14778238.2018.1541779ISI: 000459918500005Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85057537581OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-70327DiVA, id: diva2:1265669
Available from: 2018-11-26 Created: 2018-11-26 Last updated: 2019-06-18Bibliographically approved

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