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Motivations for Employee Computer Crime - Understanding and Addressing Workplace Disgruntlement through the Application of Organisational Justice

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Within the IS security field, employee computer crime has received increased attention.Indeed, a number of researchers have focused their attention on the behaviour of the‘insider’, both prior to and during the perpetration. Despite this, there is currently anabsence of academic insight into the problem of workplace disgruntlement and how thismay motivate employee computer crime. To address this deficiency, this paper drawson a body of knowledge called ‘organisational justice’, which examines how perceptionsof fairness are formed. Under this umbrella term are four constructs which relate todifferent organisational phenomena and influence employees’ fairness perceptions. It isbelieved that these constructs, entitled distributive, procedural, interactional andinformational justice, and the theories which underpin them, can not only assist inunderstanding, but also in mitigating disgruntlement. To illustrate this, a case ofemployee computer sabotage is analysed, highlighting which forms of organisationaljustice occurred, and how they could have been addressed. The discussion sectionnotes how mitigating disgruntlement provides a new area for safeguardimplementation, with the final part of the paper discussing the conclusions andpotential for future research.

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Robert Willison

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eng

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http://hdl.handle.net/10398/7759

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