Sandra K. Newton

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AbstrAct Little is known about the effects of the level of fulfillment BLOCKINof BLOCKINthe BLOCKINIT BLOCKINprofessional's BLOCKINpsychological contract on their innovative work and organizational citizenship behaviors. Using psychological contract and social information processing theories , this article proposes to answer the research question:(More)
The Q-methodology was employed to address the managerial problem of deciding which of the firm's personnel development resources should be aimed at which personnel, or groups of personnel, through the various venues of development that are available to the firm for the development of its IT workforce. The procedure identified six interpretable groups of IT(More)
IT workers need an appropriate skill set to effectively exploit technology. The purpose of this study is to explore the nature of actual and desired systems developer, job skills. In viewing job skills from a social constructivist viewpoint, this study also investigates the perspectives of male and female systems developers recognizing that societal(More)
IT professionals have faced a labor market with extremely fluctuating demand. Labor market changes such as outsourcing and off-shoring can create concerns about job security, which in turn may affect IT professionals' organizational attitudes. This paper uses psychological contract theory to examine the effects of job security and other employment(More)
There are a variety of employment arrangements commonly held by IT professionals. This exploratory analysis provides an initial background for continuing investigation into IT professionals' varied employment arrangements. Significant differences were found among the 21 employment arrangement characteristics provided each of the 258 surveyed IT(More)
Management of information technology (IT) human capital is more dynamic and diverse today as organizations use a variety and mixture of employment arrangements to gain IT core competency, cost, and productivity improvements, yet it is not well known how the employment arrangements affect the IT professional. Applying the psychological contract framework and(More)
The recent wave of high profile corporate ethical failures, as well as ethical issues surrounding information technologies and users of those technologies, raises questions about the limits that an IT professional will tolerate and accept as normalized behavior. Consideration as to what is normalized behavior within the organizational ethical climate is an(More)
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