Towards a Theory of Socially Shared Consumption: Literature Review, Taxonomy, and Research Agenda

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    Recent years have seen an increased sharing of consumptive practices, experiences and evaluations on social media platforms. Such socially shared consumption can range from electronic word-of-mouth to formal online reviews as well as automated product mentions facilitated by social media applications Based on a review of extant emerging literature on this topic as well as of literature on relevant topics such as social influence, online reviews, theories of the extended self and conspicuous consumption, this paper proposes a new concept, “socially shared consumption” and a taxonomy for better understanding and analysing the growing phenomenon of consumers’ social sharing of consumption on social media platforms The taxonomy consists of five dimensions of socially shared consumption: Phase, Automation, Formality, Expressiveness, and Sentiment. The primary contributions of this research-in-progress paper are (a) description and definition of the new concept of socially shared consumption, (b) preliminary proposal of a taxonomy of socially shared consumption, and (c) outline of a research agenda to conduct theory-based empirical studies of socially shared consumption phenomena.
    Recent years have seen an increased sharing of consumptive practices, experiences and evaluations on social media platforms. Such socially shared consumption can range from electronic word-of-mouth to formal online reviews as well as automated product mentions facilitated by social media applications Based on a review of extant emerging literature on this topic as well as of literature on relevant topics such as social influence, online reviews, theories of the extended self and conspicuous consumption, this paper proposes a new concept, “socially shared consumption” and a taxonomy for better understanding and analysing the growing phenomenon of consumers’ social sharing of consumption on social media platforms The taxonomy consists of five dimensions of socially shared consumption: Phase, Automation, Formality, Expressiveness, and Sentiment. The primary contributions of this research-in-progress paper are (a) description and definition of the new concept of socially shared consumption, (b) preliminary proposal of a taxonomy of socially shared consumption, and (c) outline of a research agenda to conduct theory-based empirical studies of socially shared consumption phenomena.
    LanguageEnglish
    Title of host publicationECIS 2014 Proceedings
    EditorsMichel Avital, Jan Marco Leimeister, Ulrike Schultze
    Number of pages11
    Place of PublicationAtlanta, GA
    PublisherAssociation for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
    Date2014
    Article numberPaper 1062
    ISBN (Print)9780991556700
    StatePublished - 2014
    EventThe 22nd European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2014: Digital Work, Digital Life - David Intercontinental Hotel, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Duration: 9 Jun 201411 Jun 2014
    Conference number: 22
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    ConferenceThe 22nd European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2014
    Number22
    LocationDavid Intercontinental Hotel
    CountryIsrael
    CityTel Aviv
    Period09/06/201411/06/2014
    Internet address
    SeriesProceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems
    ISSN0000-0034

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      Kunst, K., & Vatrapu, R. (2014). Towards a Theory of Socially Shared Consumption: Literature Review, Taxonomy, and Research Agenda. In M. Avital, J. M. Leimeister, & U. Schultze (Eds.), ECIS 2014 Proceedings [Paper 1062] Atlanta, GA: Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL). Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems
      Kunst, Katrine ; Vatrapu, Ravi. / Towards a Theory of Socially Shared Consumption : Literature Review, Taxonomy, and Research Agenda. ECIS 2014 Proceedings. editor / Michel Avital ; Jan Marco Leimeister ; Ulrike Schultze. Atlanta, GA : Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL), 2014. (Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems).
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      Kunst K, Vatrapu R. Towards a Theory of Socially Shared Consumption: Literature Review, Taxonomy, and Research Agenda. In Avital M, Leimeister JM, Schultze U, editors, ECIS 2014 Proceedings. Atlanta, GA: Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL). 2014. Paper 1062. (Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems).