I really like Google Alerts and think they are a great resource for researchers and practitioners alike. I’ve subscribed to a number of keywords, e.g. dynamic capabilities and online communities, and thus get fresh articles delivered by email several times a week. I have made it a habit to go through them and it now feels a bit like reading the morning paper ;-). Admittedly, it is a rather time-consuming process, yet I do feel it helps me significantly to stay up to date in my field. Below you’ll find references to three articles I discovered via Google Alerts over the past months. These articles explicitly or implicitly deal with the strategic use of social media and online communities within and across organizations. All of them have inspired my thinking and I have made use of them on several occasions. I hope you’ll find them equally valuable. Please drop me a line for additional recommendations.
Argote, L. and Y. Ren. (2012). ‘Transactive Memory Systems: A Microfoundation of Dynamic Capabilities’, Journal of Management Studies, 49(8), pp. 1375–1382.
Gulati, R., P. Puranam and M. Tushman. (2012). ‘Meta-organization design: Rethinking design in interorganizational and community contexts’, Strategic Management Journal, 33(6), pp. 571–586.
Treem, J. W., & Leonardi, P. M. (2012). ‘Social Media Use in Organizations: Exploring the Affordances of Visibility, Editability, Persistence, and Association’. Communication Yearbook (36), pp. 143–189.