Social media has empowered customers' to play an active role through liking, commenting, interacting and building communities, giving feedback and co-creating products and services. So it has become imperative for organizations to adopt social media and engage their customers positively. Studies on the drivers for the organization to adopt social media, a socio-technical innovation, are very few. This paper studies the factors for an organization that lead to adoption of social media. Technology Acceptance Model, Users and Gratification Theory (U&G) and Technology -- Organization -- Environment (TOE) framework will be studied to identify key factors leading to adoption of social media by the organizations. The research also explores the impact of social media adoption on marketing strategies of the organization.
- Deepali Bhardwaj & Sangeeta Shah Bharadwaj
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