Digital social media: an interactive technology incorporated as a competitive advantage for business

Pedro Pereira Correia, Irene Garcia Medina

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    In a more transparent and dynamic world, in which consumers trust other consumers more for advice and recommendations on products and services, the continuity of organizations appears to be associated with socialization, the sharing of interests and the interaction with the audience. This is associated with the incorporation of digital technologies to business, specifically the use of social media.
    Consequently, it is timely and interesting to explore the phenomenon of virtual socialization, although it is a little-studied field and what is needed is an innovative and theoretical approach based upon theories of marketing and communication. Expertise in these areas is present in all organizations and their performance is important for appropriate development of them.
    This work is a qualitative analysis about the behavior, reactions and attitudes of individuals to organizations, in order to understand the social factors that contribute to sustainable competitive advantages of organizations which can support strategic and future actions.
    We conclude that relevant factors associated with the tacit knowledge of the organization, specifically to learning and social interaction of the organization and their knowledge of virtual communities. The higher the coexistence of factors, the more difficult is the replication and greater will be the hypothesis of sustainable competitive advantage.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)23-27
    Number of pages5
    JournalInternational Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


    • Digital communication
    • Social networks
    • eMarketing

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Science Applications
    • Computer Networks and Communications


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