BIS Cluster Seminar: Manju Ahuja
While acknowledging the benefits of anytime-anywhere connectivity, recent research called for investigating the dark side of mobile technologies in blurring the line between work and non-work contexts. In this domain, mobile addiction represents an emergent and pivotal concept that may provide a better understanding of the boundaries between work and family. By relying on resource drain theory, we investigate how family-work conflict (FWC) affects individual mobile addiction and subsequent family undermining and individual mindfulness under different levels of competitive climate on the workplace. We conducted a field study across two measurement periods involving 324 individuals along with their partners. Our results suggest that FWC affects mobile addiction, which in turn affects family undermining and individual mindfulness. Moreover, our study points out that the mediated relationship between FWC and individual outcomes through mobile addiction is moderated by competitive climate. We discuss the implications of these findings for theory and practice and outline directions for future research.
Manju Ahuja is Professor and University Scholar in the CIS Department at the College of Business, University of Louisville, Kentucky. She has previously held faculty positions at the Kelley School of Business (Indiana University), Florida State University, and Pennsylvania State University. Her publications have appeared in journals such as MIS Quarterly, Management Science, Information Systems Research, Organization Science, Journal of Management, European Journal of Information Systems, Journal of MIS, Journal of AIS, Small Group Research, Decision Support Systems, Communications of the ACM, Database for Advances in Information Systems, and the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communications. She has been ranked among the top 100 researchers in the field of Information Systems (rankings ranges from 11 to 81) worldwide by a variety of sources (e.g., Gallivan and Benbunan-Fich.)