The Sustainability of Enterprise Mobility in Pandemic –: Do Usage Location, Device Type and Device Ownership Matter?

Cong Qi, Yuejun Cai , Tianxue Xu

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With the trend of consumerization of IT and technology advancement, enterprise mobility or corporate mobile IT is becoming a necessity for companies to stay competitive and agile. This is especially the case during Covid-19 pandemic period, where employees usually have no choice but to use either their own mobile devices or devices provided by the company to complete daily tasks anytime and anywhere convenient for them. This study explores the effects of usage location (e.g., home/office), device type (e.g. smartphones, tablets, laptops) and device ownership (personal owned/company owned) on productivity and work-to-life conflict. A pilot test was conducted with 114 working employees, and a three-way MANOVA test was used to assess the effects. The results showed that there are significant differences in ownership and device in terms of their effects on work-to-life conflict and productivity; location, however, does not have the same effect on the two dependent variables.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACIS 2021 Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021
EventAustralasian Conference on Information Systems 2021 - Sydney, online, Australia
Duration: 6 Dec 202110 Dec 2021


ConferenceAustralasian Conference on Information Systems 2021
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