Identifying the enablers and barriers of IT personnel transition

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This chapter presents the initial findings from a National Science Foundation-supported study of IT personnel transition. We used the revealed causal mapping method (Narayanan & Fahey, 1990) to elicit barriers, enablers, and examples of IT personnel transition. The chapter reveals new knowledge and insight into factors that enable and prevent IT personnel transition as organizations evolve. The data is presented in the form of interpretation of revealed causal maps from 84 respondents. The results are the first steps toward developing a theory of IT personnel transition that is distinct from general transition theories.

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Publisher’s version of record: http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-59140-128-5.ch005

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Strategies for Managing IS/IT Personnel