Sandra K. Newton

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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate and compare the perceptions of competitive advantage (cost leadership, differentiation, and performance) of those wineries which have implemented a clear business case for an environmental management system (EMS) and those which have not. Benefits and challenges of sustainability practices are also(More)
Little is known about the effects of the level of fulfillment of the IT professional’s psychological 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: How does the level of fulfillment of the IT(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)
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)
Purpose: This investigation empirically demonstrates the connection between innovation and profitability / growth for SME wineries using actual winery financial data that have never before been available to researchers. Design/methodology/approach: Using a two-by-two differentiation model, this study examines the impact of competitive strategies on(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)
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)