Development of a Social Media Maturity Model - A Grounded Theory Approach

Sylvia Geyer, Barbara Krumay

Publikation: Beitrag in Buch/KonferenzbandBeitrag in Konferenzband


Social media has become part of everyday lives. Discussions about whether social media is relevant to
organizations no longer exist; instead, discussions on how to successfully adopt social media prevail. With much uncertainty on what it takes to reach excellence
in social media use, companies often start with an uncoordinated approach, not taking into account all potential threats. However, little research is done on the diverse components of an organization that are influenced by the use of social media. Furthermore, a common understanding on when a company is 'ready' for social media application is missing. Thus, this work seeks to describe a generic approach on assessing
social media maturity. Applying grounded theory, a first version for a maturity model is developed which
will serve as a tool for introducing and assessing organizational social media activities, including a set
of relevant demographic information, organizational prerequisites, as well as dimensions of maturity.
Titel des Sammelwerks48th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2015)
Herausgeber*innen IEEE
ErscheinungsortKauai, HI
Seiten1859 - 1868
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 1 Apr. 2015