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Business Competency of IT Professionals and Job Satisfaction in Transition Economies: Insights from Poland


Jolanta Kowal


Wroclaw University, Faculty of Historical and Pedagogical Sciences

Narcyz Roztocki


State University of New York at New Paltz - School of Business

August 9, 2012

Proceedings of the Eighteen Americas Conference on Information Systems, August 2012

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In this paper, we examine the effect of business competence of Information Technology (IT) professionals on their job satisfaction in Poland, a transition economy. The necessary data is collected by a survey conducted among IT professionals working in various companies located in Lower Silesia region, Poland. The preliminary results of this survey indicate that business competency, in general, positively affect job satisfaction of IT professionals in transition economies. However, they feel that possessing business competency does not have any substantial effect on their salary level and professional promotions.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 13

Keywords: Business competence, business knowledge, information technology management, IT professionals, job competency, job satisfaction, Poland, transition economies

JEL Classification: J00, J30, J31, J32, J40, M50

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Kowal, Jolanta and Roztocki, Narcyz, Business Competency of IT Professionals and Job Satisfaction in Transition Economies: Insights from Poland (August 9, 2012). Proceedings of the Eighteen Americas Conference on Information Systems, August 2012. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2129382

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Jolanta Kowal
Wroclaw University, Faculty of Historical and Pedagogical Sciences ( email )
Dawida 1
Wroclaw, woj. dolnoslaskie 50-527
Poland
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Narcyz Roztocki (Contact Author)
State University of New York at New Paltz - School of Business ( email )
New Paltz, NY 12561
United States
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