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Information Technology Worker Turnover: An Integrative Model and Empirical Test
ICIS 2001 Proceedings
  • Jason Thatcher, Florida State University
  • Lee Stepina, Florida State University
Publication Date
12-31-2001
Abstract
Although numerous studies have examined information technology (IT) worker turnover, researchers have not used utility approaches to explain the failure of firms to retain IT employees. Utility approaches are important because they explain how comparisons of the present job to alternatives or future opportunities influence behavior (Mobley et al. 1979). Hence, the purpose of this paper is to integrate utility estimates with existing research on IT worker turnover. To do so, we draw on expectancy and utility approaches that explain the cognitive processes leading to turnover. First, we define the dependent variables.
Citation Information
Jason Thatcher and Lee Stepina. "Information Technology Worker Turnover: An Integrative Model and Empirical Test" (2001)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jason_thatcher/14/