Title: Approaching Porter's five forces through social media analytics

Authors: Vikas Kumar; Pooja Nanda

Addresses: Central University of Haryana, Jant-Pali, Mahendergarh – 123031, Haryana, India ' School of Business, Sushant University, Sector 55, Gurugram – 122003, Haryana, India

Abstract: As a result of increase in social media platforms and users, the need for tracking, collecting, analysing and reporting the data generated on these platforms has also increased. Businesses are rapidly using knowledge from social networks to provide resources, connect with their customers, and make strategic decisions for their companies. Present work explores how social media platforms can be used to support the decision making process in the organisations and in particular to achieve the competitive advantage. Porter's five forces model has been mapped to consider the impact of different forces and how the social media analytics can be used to tackle these. Social media analytics based strategic decisions have been considered, using the most commonly used analytics tools by industry (both proprietary and open source). Five most prevalent social media platforms (Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter) have been taken for this study.

Keywords: social media; social media analytics; competitive advantage; Porter's model; decision support.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSOI.2022.126329

International Journal of Services Operations and Informatics, 2022 Vol.12 No.2, pp.184 - 200

Received: 27 May 2022
Accepted: 21 Aug 2022

Published online: 20 Oct 2022 *

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