Assimilation of social media: Researching challenges to adoption

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Social media has become an important component of corporate information technology for some organizations. The extant literature is replete with frameworks and methodologies for successful social media strategic planning. However, there is a gap in the literature in terms of making sense of the challenges to adoption and to this end the paper provides a framework for social media non-adoption. This is derived from inductive analysis of qualitative interview data with a sample of organizations in the UK financial services sector. The paper contributes the concept of “mindful non-adoption” of social media and has practical relevance for managers considering social media planning and implementation.
Original languageUndefined
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventThe 19th Americas Conference on Information Systems - Chicago
Duration: 15 Aug 201317 Aug 2013


ConferenceThe 19th Americas Conference on Information Systems


  • Non-adoption
  • social media
  • UK building societies

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