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International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing April 2015 Seville, Spain

Monday, November 17, 2014 - 07:30
United Kingdom

SDM 2015

Social media has become an extremely powerful phenomenon with millions of users who post
status updates, blogs, links and pictures on social networking sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn,
and Twitter. However, social networking has in the main so far spread mainly among consumers.
Businesses are only now beginning to acknowledge the benefits of using social media to enhance
employee and supplier collaboration to support new ideas and innovation through knowledge
sharing across functions and organizational boundaries. Many businesses are still trying to
understand the value of social media tools for their supply chains, as well as the various
implications of integrating internal communication systems with social media tools and private
collaboration and networking platforms. This session seeks to stimulate discussion around the
value of social media tools to support knowledge exchange for sustainable supply chains.
Papers are invited in (but not limited to) the following areas:
Using social media to manage knowledge across supply chains
-­‐ Opportunities and challenges of social media for businesses
-­‐ The role of social capital in virtual supply chain knowledge communities
-­‐ Culture in virtual communities and social networks
-­‐ Social Network Analysis
-­‐ Technology in Virtual Environment and Social Supplier Networks
-­‐ Effectiveness of virtual environments in knowledge exchange
-­‐ Social media’s role in supporting sustainable supply chains

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