A Methodological Demonstration of Set-theoretical Approach to Social Media Maturity Models Using Necessary Condition Analysis

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Despite being widely accepted and applied across research domains, maturity models have been criticized for lacking academic rigor, especially methodologically rigorous and empirically grounded or tested maturity models are quite rare. Attempting to close this gap, we adopt a set-theoretic approach by applying the Necessary Condition Analysis (NCA) technique to derive maturity stages and stage boundaries conditions. The ontology is to view stages (boundaries) in maturity models as a collection of necessary condition. Using social media maturity data, we demonstrate the strength of our approach and evaluate some of arguments presented by previous conceptual focused social media maturity models.

Publication information

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPACIS 2016 Proceedings
EditorsPatrick Y.K. Chau, She-I Chang
Number of pages15
Place of PublicationAtlanta, GA
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
Publication date2016
Article number249
ISBN (Print)9789860491029
StatePublished - 2016
EventThe 20th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems. PACIS 2016 - Chiayi, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 27 Jun 20161 Jul 2016
Conference number: 20


ConferenceThe 20th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems. PACIS 2016
LandTaiwan, Province of China

    Research areas

  • Maturity models, Social media, Necessary condition analysis, Stage of growth models

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