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Effects of Digital Footprint on Career Management: Evidence from Social Media in Business Education

Benson, Vladlena and Filippaios, Fragkiskos (2010) Effects of Digital Footprint on Career Management: Evidence from Social Media in Business Education. In: Lytras, Miltiadis D. and De Pablos, Patricia Ordonez and Ziderman, Adrian and Roulstone, Alan and Maurer, Hermann and Imber, Jonathan B., eds. Knowledge Management, Information Systems, E-Learning, and Sustainability Research. Communications in Computer and Information Science, 111 . Springer, pp. 480-486. ISBN 978-3-642-16317-3. (doi:10.1007/978-3-642-16318-0_61) (KAR id:28769)


As online social media gain immense popularity among Internet users, we would like to explore the implication of social networking on career management. This paper links social capital theories and the impact of online social networks on ties between individuals in social and business uses. Social media contributes to building up individual digital footprint, or Internet content linked to individual names. We then propose a typology of the digital footprint based on the evidence from a survey of business students. Discussion of the implications of the study and arising research questions conclude the article.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/978-3-642-16318-0_61
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Kent Business School (do not use)
Depositing User: Catherine Norman
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2012 12:55 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:07 UTC
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Filippaios, Fragkiskos.

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