Social Determinants of Success: Social Media, Corporate Governance and Revenue
Jordi Paniagua (),
Rafael Rivelles () and
Juan Sapena ()
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Rafael Rivelles: Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Catholic University of Valencia, Calle Corona 34, 46003 Valencia, Spain
Juan Sapena: Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Catholic University of Valencia, Calle Corona 34, 46003 Valencia, Spain
Sustainability, 2019, vol. 11, issue 19, 1-17
This study examined how social media (Twitter and LinkedIn) relates to the operating revenue by investigating the effect of the use of social media by the board of directors. To tackle this question, we analyzed the mediating and moderating relationship of social media on the effect of board size in operating revenue (turnover). We studied the implications of the use of social media by the board members by using structural equation modeling (SEM). The data consisted of a random sample of 100 companies listed on the NASDAQ. The study makes two main contributions. First, it shows interesting differences in the use of social media for the operating revenue. Our results suggest that while Twitter mediated and inhibited the negative effect of board size on revenue, LinkedIn moderated and re-enforced this effect. Second, it offers marketers and managers some useful hints about the relationship between social media and financial performance.
Keywords: social media; Twitter; turnover; corporate government; board of directors; board members (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q Q0 Q2 Q3 Q5 Q56 O13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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