IT-Consumerization: Domain Control, (Reversed) Presenteeism, and Stress

Maximilian von Welck, Manuel Trenz, Tina Blegind Jensen, Daniel Veit

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Today, many employees use privately owned digital solutions for professional and nonprofessional purposes, a phenomenon known as IT-consumerization. Apart from its positive outcomes, IT-consumerization entails a loss of control over the integration of the work- and non-work domain, which causes domain conflict. Domain conflict appears when work interferes with non-work (i.e., ‘presenteeism’) and vice versa (i.e., ‘reversed presenteeism’). This last direction lacks research, although studies suggest that both directions induce similarly grave adverse effects. Building upon boundary theory and the person-environment fit model, we propose an overarching perspective to simultaneously assess how IT-consumerization affects presenteeism and reversed presenteeism, how these affect each other, and how they affect perceptions of strain. The results of our prestudy provide first evidence on the relationships between IT-consumerization, presenteeism, reversed presenteeism, and stress. Furthermore, they uncover the need for further investigation to understand the interrelationship between (reversed) presenteeism and individual - and organizational factors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 39th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)
Number of pages9
Place of PublicationAtlanta, GA
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
Publication date2018
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event39th International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2018: Bridging the Internet of People, Data, and Things - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 13 Dec 201816 Dec 2018
Conference number: 39


Conference39th International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Internet address
SeriesProceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems


  • IT consumerization
  • Bring Your Own Device
  • Boundary theory
  • Person environment fit model
  • (Reversed) presenteeism
  • Domain control
  • Stress
  • Work life conflict

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