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Research on social media applications in the context of social movements is still in its nascent stages in information systems research. However, there have been a number of empirical studies in addition to conceptual studies in recent years. The objective of this paper is to propose a literature review to assess the current state of knowledge in this research program and, thus, identify opportunities and avenues to build on this body of knowledge. Informed by Lakatos (1970) approach, we analyze the core and the protective belt of the current scholarship in this area. We utilize Boell’s (2014) hermeneutic framework to conduct our literature review. Our research will assist scholars in this field to identify research papers and core theories in the research program relevant to their work, in addition to suggesting avenues for future theoretical development and research, utilizing hitherto unexplored methodologies, technological platforms, and social movement contexts. Keywords Social media, social movements, digital activism, literature review, Lakatos approach, hermeneutics

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Aug 10th, 12:00 AM

Social Media Enabled Social Movements in Information Systems Research: A Lakatos Approach to Review of Literature

Research on social media applications in the context of social movements is still in its nascent stages in information systems research. However, there have been a number of empirical studies in addition to conceptual studies in recent years. The objective of this paper is to propose a literature review to assess the current state of knowledge in this research program and, thus, identify opportunities and avenues to build on this body of knowledge. Informed by Lakatos (1970) approach, we analyze the core and the protective belt of the current scholarship in this area. We utilize Boell’s (2014) hermeneutic framework to conduct our literature review. Our research will assist scholars in this field to identify research papers and core theories in the research program relevant to their work, in addition to suggesting avenues for future theoretical development and research, utilizing hitherto unexplored methodologies, technological platforms, and social movement contexts. Keywords Social media, social movements, digital activism, literature review, Lakatos approach, hermeneutics

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