Dissent, Protest and Transformative Action: An Exploratory Study of Staff Reactions to Electronic Monitoring and Control of Email Systems in One Company Based in Ireland

Duane, A. and Finnegan, Jason (2007) Dissent, Protest and Transformative Action: An Exploratory Study of Staff Reactions to Electronic Monitoring and Control of Email Systems in One Company Based in Ireland. Information Resources Management Journal (IRMJ), 20 (1). pp. 1-13.

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Abstract

An email system is a critical business tool and an essential part of organisational communication. Many organisations have experienced negative impacts from email and have responded by electronically monitoring and restricting email system use. However, electronic monitoring of email can be contentious. Staff can react to these controls by dissent, protest and potentially transformative action. This paper presents the results of a single case study investigation of staff reactions to electronic monitoring and control of an email system in a company based in Ireland. The findings highlight the variations in staff reactions through multiple time frames of electronic monitoring and control, and paper identifies the key concerns of staff which need to be addressed by management and consultants advocating the implementation of email system monitoring and control.

Item Type: Article
Departments or Groups: *NONE OF THESE*
Divisions: School of Business
Depositing User: Aidan Duane
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2007 13:57
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2016 10:25
URI: http://repository.wit.ie/id/eprint/330

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