Impact of Information Technology on Employee Attitudes: A Longitudinal Field Study

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Wright, Patrick M.; Kacmar, K. Michele; McMahan, Gary C.; Jansen, Karen
study; information; technology; job; employee; attitude; subject; work; automate; Technology and Innovation
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This longitudinal study examined the impact of an information technology system on the job and employee attitudes in a parts distribution center for a Fortune 500 company. Data were collected prior to, during, and following the implementation of an automated information technology system. Results of both the within subjects (N=24) and between subjects (N=58) analyses indicated that the automated technology reduced motivational and increased mechanistic aspects of the job as well as reduced employee attitudes.