The metaverse is a virtual world that merges physical, virtual, and augmented reality, enabling collaboration between online users and offering limitless opportunities for connectivity and integration. While the metaverse has gained significant attention in organizations, it presents social challenges as organizations have unprecedented insight and influence over individuals' thoughts and beliefs. Our review is based on a theoretical framework and examines the impact of the environment, collaboration, avatars, and individual behavior on organizational socialization. We develop a conceptual model for the socialization process in the metaverse, contributing to a deep understanding of this emerging field and providing a research agenda for future work.
Gräf, Miriam; Zöll, Anne; Wahl, Nihal; Ellenrieder, Sara; Hager, Florentina; Sturm, Timo; and Vetter, Oliver A., "Designing the Organizational Metaverse for Effective Socialization" (2023). PACIS 2023 Proceedings. 46.
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