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The Role of Perceptions of Organizational Injustice and Techniques of Neutralization in Forming Computer Abuse Intentions
AMCIS 2011 Proceedings - All Submissions
  • Merrill Warkentin, Mississippi State University
  • Robert Willison, Newcastle Business School
  • Allen C. Johnston, University of Alabama Birmingham
Track
Information Systems Security and Privacy
Publication Date
8-6-2011
Abstract
Insider computer abuse, the problem of intentional computer-related crimes by employees, is a costly problem for firms(Warkentin and Willison, 2009). To counter this threat, IT practitioners and IS researchers assess potential antecedents ofand motivations for computer abuse intentions among employees. The theory of organizational justice, the techniques ofneutralization, and the role of deterrence are offered as lenses for evaluating the formation of employee disgruntlementleading to computer abuse behaviors. We have evaluated the impacts of these perceived organizational injustice andneutralization on the formation of employee intention to commit computer abuse activities in violation of security policiesand procedures, with additional influences of deterrence. Utilizing the factorial survey method, we have empiricallyevaluated the association between these antecedents.
Citation Information
Merrill Warkentin, Robert Willison and Allen C. Johnston. "The Role of Perceptions of Organizational Injustice and Techniques of Neutralization in Forming Computer Abuse Intentions" (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/merrillwarkentin/9/