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Social Media Acceptance and Usage by Business Communication Faculty


Business and Professional Communication Quarterly Volume 81, Number 3, ISSN 2329-4922


Social media are an ubiquitous, technological phenomenon, permeating both personal and professional lives. Increasingly, business professionals use social media at work, yet it is often omitted from the business curriculum. This qualitative study investigated business communication faculty members' perceptions and usage of social media in classroom and business contexts. Data were collected via interviews and course syllabi review. Interviews were transcribed and coded using an adapted technology acceptance model. Overall, participants accepted social media's importance as a business tool but did not reach a consensus about its inclusion in the curriculum. Guidelines for addressing social media in the business communication classroom are presented.


Sapkota, K.N. & Vander Putten, J. (2018). Social Media Acceptance and Usage by Business Communication Faculty. Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 81(3), 328-350. Retrieved October 18, 2019 from .

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