Open data policies in social media industry: A model for convergence of views

Somayeh Labafi, Idongesit Williams

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Abstract

In recent years, the social media industry and the improvement in its governing policy environment have attracted the attention of researchers and policymakers. The neglect of the open data policy paradigm in the social media industry is one of the major challenges that have posed challenges to policy making in this industry in Iran. Therefore, in the study, we investigate to extract the views of policy makers on the potential adoption of Open data paradigm in the Iranian social media industry. Using Q methodology, four subjective viewpoints from the opinions of policymakers in this industry is identified and according to the ranking Q cards were sorted, and they were interpreted and analyzed as influential and dominant factors in open data policies in the social media industry.
Original languageEnglish
Publication dateJun 2019
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019
Event Annual Conference of the European Media Management Association: Media Management and Actionable Knowledge: The Relationship between Theory and Practice - Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus
Duration: 5 Jun 20197 Jun 2019

Conference

Conference Annual Conference of the European Media Management Association
LocationCyprus University of Technology
CountryCyprus
CityLimassol
Period05/06/201907/06/2019

Keywords

  • Open data
  • Social media
  • Policy analysis
  • Q methodology

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