Coordination over Social Network Platforms

Although social media platforms, such as Facebook and twitter, have been popular in leisure use contexts for quite a while, organizations are currently experimenting with social media platforms as a tool to improve collaboration within organizations. These platforms may help employees to become aware of the activities and knowledge of their coworkers. Yet, it is unclear how platform design decisions influence collaboration processes and outcomes. In this research project, we examine specifically how awareness-enhancing platform capabilities (such as feeds) influence particular collaboration processes within virtual teams and how this affects team performance.


Krancher, Oliver; Dibbern, Jens; Meyer, Paul (2019). When Less is More: How Short-message Feeds in Social Media Platforms Affect Collaborative Learning (In Press). In: Fortieth International Conference on Information Systems. Munich, Germany. 15.-18.12.2019.

Lehrig, Tim; Krancher, Oliver; Dibbern, Jens (2019). Affordance Perceptions under Malleable Information Technology: A Social Cognitive Theory Perspective (In Press). In: Fortieth International Conference on Information Systems.

Krancher, Oliver; Dibbern, Jens; Meyer, Paul (2018). How Social Media-Enabled Communication Awareness Enhances Project Team Performance. Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 19(9), pp. 813-856. AIS/ACM

Meyer, Paul; Dibbern, Jens (15 May 2012). Design and Impact of Awareness Functions – A Study about Social Media in Virtual Teams. In: Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS). Barcelona. 10.-13.06.2012.

Meyer, Paul; Dibbern, Jens (2011). The impact of social presence on team performance in social networking platforms. In: PACIS 2011 Proceedings, 15th Pacific Asia Conference on Information systems (PACIS) 15 (paper 128). Queensland University of Technology

Meyer, Paul; Dibbern, Jens (2010). An Exploratory Study about Microblogging Acceptance at Work. In: Proceedings of the 16th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) (pp. 1-10). Association for Information Systems AIS