Alexandra Durcikova

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F irms need to balance efficiency gains obtained through exploiting existing knowledge assets with long-term competitive viability achieved through exploring new knowledge resources. Because the use of knowledge management systems (KMSs) continues to expand, understanding how these systems affect exploration and exploitation practices at the individual(More)
System administrators are unique computer users. As power users in complex and high-risk work environments, intuition tells us that they may have requirements of the tools they use that differ from those of regular computer users. This paper presents and empirically validates a model of user satisfaction within the context of system administration that(More)
The human is frequently referred to as the weakest link of security. Employees who engage in behaviors contrary to their organization's security policy often cause undesirable outcomes. This research presents a dual-processing model explaining and predicting secure behavior in relation to password policies. The model posits that the number of password(More)
While intelligent agents have been developed to provide objective and expert advice to users, most experienced users know that they should not be followed blindly. Cognitive fit theory was developed about ten years ago to support the notion that tools should fit the tasks for which they were designed in light of the user's capabilities. Recently,(More)