Social media policy in South Africa

Show simple item record Mushwana, Gilchrist F. Bezuidenhout, Hannes C. 2015-06-04T06:29:26Z 2015-06-04T06:29:26Z 2014
dc.description.abstract Social media use is a growing trend worldwide. It is viewed as a revolution in electronic communications and an effective business marketing tool. Despite the business benefits, social media is viewed as a risk within organisations. This study examines the perceptions of CAEs (Chief Audit Executives) on the state of development and implementation of social media policies in companies in South Africa. The study reveals that even though social media is perceived to be a risk, most of the organisations surveyed have not implemented a social media policy. This might be because social media policies are not perceived to be effective, or because social media is classified as a lower priority risk within the organisations. The study reveals that social media is not part of the internal audit universe in most organisations, supporting two perceptions: that it might be viewed as a lesser risk; and that the organisations and internal audit functions have not yet fully understood the nature and potential negative impact social media usage can have on business. en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2015 en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Mushwana, G & Bezuidenhout, H 2014, 'Social media policy in South Africa', Southern African Journal of Accountability and Auditing Research, vol. 16, pp. 63-74. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1028-9011
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Southern African Institute of Government Auditors en_ZA
dc.rights Southern African Institute of Government Auditors en_ZA
dc.subject Social networks en_ZA
dc.subject Social media policy en_ZA
dc.subject Workplace en_ZA
dc.subject Internal audit en_ZA
dc.subject Risk management en_ZA
dc.title Social media policy in South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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