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

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

13 Pages Posted: 14 Aug 2012  

Jolanta Kowal

Wroclaw University, Faculty of Historical and Pedagogical Sciences, Institute of Psychology

Narcyz Roztocki

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

Date Written: August 9, 2012

Abstract

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.

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

Suggested Citation

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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2129382

Jolanta Kowal

Wroclaw University, Faculty of Historical and Pedagogical Sciences, Institute of Psychology ( email )

Dawida 1
Wroclaw, woj. dolnoslaskie 50-527
Poland
+48609445999 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.psychologia.uni.wroc.pl

Narcyz Roztocki (Contact Author)

State University of New York at New Paltz - School of Business ( email )

New Paltz, NY 12561
United States
(845)257-2935 (Phone)
(845)257-2947 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www2.newpaltz.edu/~roztockn/

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