Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Systems Engineering and Management
Alan R. Heminger, PhD.
Due to the up-rise of social media, social networking sites have increased in popularity and use over the last few years. During this time, research related to social networks has also escalated. This study presents social network research trends found in ISR, JMIS, and MISQ for a six year period, 2005-2010. The social network-related articles from these premier MIS journals were examined in terms of topical theme and research strategy employed. Furthermore, the most productive authors and affiliations were identified and presented individually, by state, and by region. An additional outcome of this research is the presentation of a preliminary classification system for research topics associated social networking, which may also be generalized to include a wide-array of information technology themes.
DTIC Accession Number
Parker, Carissa M., "Management Information Systems and the Age of Social Media: An Investigation of Social Network Research" (2013). Theses and Dissertations. 1004.