Affordance Theory in Social Media Research: Systematic Review and Synthesis of the Literature

Eshraghian, F. and Hafezieh, N. 2017. Affordance Theory in Social Media Research: Systematic Review and Synthesis of the Literature. 25th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2017). Guimarães, Portugal 05 - 10 Jun 2017

TitleAffordance Theory in Social Media Research: Systematic Review and Synthesis of the Literature
AuthorsEshraghian, F. and Hafezieh, N.
TypeConference poster
Abstract

Social media technologies continue transforming various dimensions of social and organisational life through possibilities they present for goal-oriented actions of diverse users/ user groups. The notion of affordances that explains these possibilities has witnessed popularity among IS scholars to study these technologies. However, since the concept itself has been under ongoing development, its use in studying social media technologies has been focused on identifying technical affordances, perception and actualisations of these affordances, or the social and organisational implications of such affordances.
In this research-in-progress paper, we present our attempt to systematically review and synthesise the literature to examine the effects of social media affordances. In addition, we aim to systematically review the existing literature to explore how the concept of affordance has been employed in social media research, to uncover the effects of social media affordances and present a comprehensive framework of these affordances effects and identify areas for future research.

KeywordsAffordance, Affordances, Social Media, Systematic Review, Literature Review
Year2017
Conference25th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2017)
Accepted author manuscriptECIS2017-Hafezieh&Eshraghian.pdf

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