Social Networking Communities and E-Dating Services: Concepts and Implications

Social Networking Communities and E-Dating Services: Concepts and Implications

Celia Romm Livermore (Wayne State University, USA) and Kristina Setzekorn (Smith Barney, Inc., USA)
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Release Date: August, 2008|Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 424
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-104-9
ISBN13: 9781605661049|ISBN10: 160566104X|EISBN13: 9781605661056
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Description & Coverage

E-dating is now among the largest global e-commerce sectors, allowing for interaction that was once not possible. Despite its dominance in the e-commerce market and society, it is almost completely absent from the information systems research literature.

Social Networking Communities and E-Dating Services: Concepts and Implications rectifies the absence of e-dating literature in the academic community by incorporating research from around the world, addressing the many aspects of e-dating and establishing it as a new research discipline. This unique collection of high quality international articles contributes toward the legitimization of e-dating as an area of research in e-commerce.


The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Avatars and characters
  • Community supporting systems design
  • Community telecommunication networks
  • E-dating services
  • Mobile Social Networks
  • Online dating communities
  • Online matrimony
  • Social exchange relationships
  • Social Media
  • Social networking communities
  • Social networking site adoption
  • Social Networks
Reviews and Testimonials

Social Networking Communities and eDating Services: Concepts and Implications, provides an overview of the major questions that researchers and practitioners in this area are addressing at this time and by outlining the possible future directions for theory development and empirical research on social networking and eDating, this volume contributes toward closing the gap that currently exists in this area.

– Romm-Livermore, Wayne State University

This book is an excellant introduction to a situation that is rapidly becoming an integral part of society.

– Book News Inc. (Nov. 2008)

Contributors discuss ethnographic studies, matchmaking tools, and the niches served by e-dating. Summing Up: Recommended.

– Book News Inc. (March 2009)

Romm-Livermore and Setzekorn have managed to bring both practical and theoretical ideas about the processes of collaboration and competition among people together in one volume. They also rectify the absence of e-dating literature and establish e-dating as a new research discipline.

– Online Information Review, Vol. 33, No. 3
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Editor/Author Biographies
Dr. Celia Romm Livermore is Professor at Wayne State University and the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of E-Politics (IJEP). She published seven books: Virtual Politicking (1999), Electronic Commerce: A Global Perspective (1998), Doing Business on the Internet (1999), Self-Service on the Internet (2008), Social Networking Communities and eDating Services (2008), Gender and Social Computing: Interactions, Differences and Relationships (2011), and E-Politics and Organizational Implications of the Internet: Power, Influence and Social Change (2012), and over 200 journal articles, book chapters, and conference papers. Her research was published in The Harvard Business Review, Communications of the ACM, Information & Management, Transactions on Information Systems and other journals.
Kristina S. Setzekorn is a Financial Advisor with Smith Barney, Inc. in Evansville, IN. She earned her Ph.D. at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, where she majored in MIS and minored in Operations Management. Her MBA is from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and B.S. from Iowa State University. In her previous academic career, Dr. Setzekorn taught MIS, Global IT Strategy, Telecommunications, Microeconomics and Operations. Her research dealt with performance impacts of information and coordination, at individual, organizational and supply chain levels.
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