The competing-complementarity of social media

Shailesh Palekar, Darshana Sedera

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Abstract

This study presents the unique benevolent and malevolent nature of social media, intertwined to its capabilities, which influences its role as a benefactor and a competitor. We conceptualize this phenomenon as the competing-complementarity of social media. We explain competing-complementarity using Teece's (1986) concept of complementary assets and Porter's (2001) work on competitive forces shaping strategy and business on the Internet. We observe this phenomenon of competingcomplementarity of social media on news firms and offer its evidence through opinionated data analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 34th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2013)
Subtitle of host publication15-18 December, 2013, Milan, Italy
EditorsRichard Baskerville, Michael Chau
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
Pages3734-3744
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780615933832
ISBN (Print)9781629934266
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Information Systems 2013 - Milan, Italy
Duration: 15 Dec 201318 Dec 2013
Conference number: 34th
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Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Information Systems 2013
Abbreviated titleICIS 2013
CountryItaly
CityMilan
Period15/12/1318/12/13
OtherThe conference theme, "Reshaping Society through Information Systems Design," is intended to promote the development of new knowledge about how the design of information systems is affecting our societies on a scale that ranges from small social groups to the collectives of national and global society.
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Keywords

  • Competing-complementarity
  • Disruptive innovation
  • News media
  • Social media

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