Expectation from Technology and Career Satisfaction: A study among IT Professionals in India

  • Gunjan Tomer Indian Institute of Management Nagpur
  • Sushanta Kumar Mishra Indian Institute of Management, Indore
Keywords: IT professionals, technology, PE fit, career satisfaction, work life balance

Abstract

Technology is an integral part of the work life of any information technology (IT) professional. However, the influence of technology on career related outcomes of IT professionals is at best limited. Using the P-E fit perspective, the present study investigated the implications of the perceived fit/ misfit between the expected and the experienced career growth and work-life balance from the technology the IT professionals are working in on their career satisfaction. Based on response surface methodology and polynomial regression analysis of the data collected from 286 IT professionals, the study found that not only the fit, but also the misfit between expected and experienced technology led career growth and work-life balance is important in explaining career satisfaction. Implications of the study for both research and practice were discussed.

Author Biographies

Gunjan Tomer, Indian Institute of Management Nagpur
Assistant professor in Information systems area at IIM, Nagpur, India
Sushanta Kumar Mishra, Indian Institute of Management, Indore

Professor, OB&HRM
Indian Institute of Management, Indore

Published
2019-03-04
How to Cite
Tomer, G., & Mishra, S. K. (2019). Expectation from Technology and Career Satisfaction: A study among IT Professionals in India. Australasian Journal of Information Systems, 23. https://doi.org/10.3127/ajis.v23i0.1761
Section
Research on the Role of Technology in Workforce Management