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IT Consumerization: Byod-Program acceptance and its impact on employer attractiveness

Weeger, A., Wang, X. and Gewald, H. (2016) IT Consumerization: Byod-Program acceptance and its impact on employer attractiveness. Journal of Computer Information Systems, 56 (1). pp. 1-10.

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Many firms are considering ‘bring-your-own-device’ (BYOD) programs, under which their employees are allowed to bring their own devices to work and use them for both private and business purposes. This study examines what factors determine an employee's intention to participate in a corporate BYOD program and how such programs affect employer attractiveness. We approach our study of acceptance of corporate BYOD programs from the perspective of technology acceptance research. For this purpose, we propose a modified and extended UTAUT model. The model was tested by surveying students in their final term (n = 444). We show that performance expectancies have the strongest positive effect on intention, while perceived threats negatively impact intention. Finally, behavioural intention was positively associated with employer attractiveness, which leads to clear indications for companies considering establishing corporate BYOD programs. BYOD seems to play an increasingly important role in attracting and retaining future talent.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Copyright: 2016 Taylor & Francis
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