Managing Web Usage in the Workplace: A Social, Ethical and Legal Perspective

Managing Web Usage in the Workplace: A Social, Ethical and Legal Perspective

Murugan Anandarajan (Drexel University, USA) and Claire A. Simmers (St. Joseph’s University, USA)
Release Date: July, 2001|Copyright: © 2002 |Pages: 386|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-930708-18-1
ISBN13: 9781930708181|ISBN10: 1930708181|EISBN13: 9781591400035|ISBN13 Softcover: 9781931777728


The nature of the Internet is dramatically revolutionizing the manner in which organizations and individuals alike acquire and distribute information. Unfortunately, the problem of web abuse has developed in kind. This interesting new book includes chapters that embrace a wide array of Internet abuse issues such as, the impact of web abuse on individuals, groups, organizations, and societies, and the problem of web abuse within other cultures and countries.

Geared toward business professionals, academicians and students from a variety of disciplines among others, Managing Web Usage in the Workplace: A Social, Ethical and Legal Perspective focuses on the phenomenon of Internet abuse and its consequences.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Murugan Anandarajan is an assistant professor of management information systems in the department of management at Drexel University. His current research interests include artificial intelligence-based classification, artificial life, and Internet addiction and abuse. His research has appeared in journals such as Behavior and Information Technology, Computers and Operations Research, Decision Sciences, Industrial Data Management Systems, Information and Management, International Journal of Information Management, Journal of Management Information Systems, Journal of Global Information Systems, Journal of International Business Studies, and the Omega-International Journal of Management Science, among others. He is the editor of a special section on “Internet Abuse in the Workplace” in the Communications of the ACM (December 2001). He is a coauthor of the book entitiled Artificial Neural Networks in Glaucoma Classification: A Concise Approach (2002). Anandarajan was awarded the Lindback Award for outstanding research (1999) and the Pearson Horner Award for the best application paper (1999).
Claire A. Simmers received her PhD from Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in strategic management. She is currently an assistant professor in the management and information systems department at the Erivan K. Haub School of Business at Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She teaches courses at the undergraduate, MBA and executive level in business policy, international management, and developing managerial skill sets. Her research interests are: strategic decision-making, work/life issues, and understanding the sociotechnical interface in using the Internet. Her work has been published in Behaviour and Information Technology, the Journal of Business and Economics Studies, and the Journal of Organizational Behavior. She is an active member of the Academy of Management, the Strategic Management Society, and the Information Resources Management Association.