Social Media and Innovation: Opportunities and Challengesor Organizations

Teresa Treviño Benavides*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Innovation plays a significant role in helping organizations differentiate themselves in the marketplace by establishing a competitive advantage. While digital platforms, specifically social media, offer a variety of new possibilities throughout organizations, research on the nexus of social media and business has focused mostly on those applications of social media that increase sales and profitability. One issue that has not been adequately studied is the potential of social media to promote innovation. Therefore, this study aimed to provide an overview of how organizations can integrate social media in their innovation processes and address the related challenges and opportunities. The analysis contributes to the academic literature and helps practitioners by providing an overview of social media sources and available data collection and analysis tools and by exploring the various ways in which social media can support innovation. Finally, five main recommendations are offered for how best to integrate social media into the innovation process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOrganizational Innovation in the Digital Age
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9783030981839
ISBN (Print)9783030981822
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2022

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© The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering
  • General Economics,Econometrics and Finance


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