Damien Joseph

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This study combines a narrative review with meta-analytic techniques to yield important insights about the existing research on turnover of information technology professionals. Our narrative review of 33 studies shows that the 43 antecedents to turnover intentions of IT professionals could be mapped onto March and Simon’s (1958) distal-proximal turnover(More)
This paper presents a model of the drivers of e-Government maturity. We differentiate “maturity” from “readiness” on the basis that the former refers to demonstrated behavior, while the latter provides an idea of a country’s potential to achieve e-Government, and argue that maturity is a more accurate measure of a country’s progress. We explain the(More)
Proportion of Jobs IT Careers F(2, 170) Technical IT Career Late Entry IT Career Managerial IT Career IT Jobs I 72.3% 34.5% 38.0% 112.15*** M 26.4% 219.72*** Non-IT Jobs G 0.9% 5.4% 2.3% 10.52*** P 1.6% 13.9% 5.1% 20.76*** C 2.1% 7.4% 3.7% 7.02*** J 1.6% 3.2% 2.3% 0.69 O 2.6% 9.7% 4.0% 11.90*** S 1.4% 3.5% 1.1% 3.68* T 0.1% 3.1% 0.8% 13.02*** Out of(More)
This study examines how IT professionals cope with the threat of professional obsolescence. We adopt the threat rigidity model to explain the relationship between threat of professional obsolescence and occupational mobility. In addition, we argue that professional commitment moderates the relationship between the consequent cognitive coping mechanisms of(More)
This study addresses calls by IT academics and IT practitioners to uncover career interventions that could increase the number of entrants into the IT workforce. In response, this study examines the role experiential training plays in students' choice of IT as a career. Applying research on career interventions to a nationally representative sample of(More)
This study seeks to understand whether there are prototypical career paths in IT. We use sequence analysis to analyze actual work history of individuals who had held jobs in the IT profession. Our findings suggest that, contrary to the traditional view of a dual career path of IT professionals, IT professionals' careers actually follow one of <i>three</i>(More)
T study draws on distributive justice, human capital, and stigmatization theories to hypothesize relationships between relative pay gap and patterns of job mobility. Our study also expands the criterion space of job mobility by contrasting different job destinations when information technology (IT) professionals make job moves. We examine three job moves:(More)
The shortage of IT professionals remains a critical concern today, with fewer IT students entering the workforce compared to IT professionals leaving or retiring. While research has examined factors contributing to the declining of IT enrollments, it is unclear why some IT students choose to go on to an IT career while others eschew IT. To address this gap,(More)
This study begins a research program that examines how IT professionals cope with the threat of professional obsolescence. In answering this question, this study draws on theories of occupational stress, in particular the theory of conservation of resources (Hobfoll 2002; Hobfoll and Freedy 1993), to relate the threat of professional obsolescence with IT(More)