Jason Thatcher

Professor

Faculty/Staff

My Work

My work examines how the intersection of people and information technology (IT) impacts organizations.  My work focuses on three pathways through which managers use IT to create value – specifically, strategic decisions about IT, management of the IT professionals, and enabling individual innovation with technology.

My teams actively seek collaborations with organizations interested in understanding how to better formulate IT strategy, empower software developers, and to extract more value from IT.

Representative Studies

Strategic Decisions About Information Technology

  1. Ngai, E., Chau, D., Gerow, J., and Thatcher, J.B. (Conditionally Accepted). “The effect of business-IT strategic alignment and IT governance on firm performance: A moderated polynomial regression analysis.” MIS Quarterly.
  2. Gerow, J. Thatcher, J.B., and Grover, V. (2015). Six Types of IT-Business Strategic Alignment: An Investigation of the Constructs and Their Measurement.” European Journal of Information Systems. 24(5): 465-491.
  3. Gerow, J., Grover, V., Thatcher, J.B., and Roth, P. (2014). “Looking Toward the Future of IT-Business Strategic Alignment through the Past: A Meta-Analysis.” MIS Quarterly. 38(94): 1059-1085.
  4. Chan, Y.E., Sabherwal, R., and Thatcher, J.B. (2006). “Antecedents to Strategic Alignment: An Empirical Investigation.” IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. 53(1): 1-22.

Management of the IT Professionals

  1. Wiesche, M., Joseph, D., Thatcher, J.B., Krcmar, H., and Gu, B. (2019). “MIS Quarterly Curation on IT Workforce Research.” MIS Quarterly Curations. https://www.misqresearchcurations.org/blog/2019/6/17/it-workforce
  2. Tripp, J., Riemenschneider, C., and Thatcher, J.B. (2016). “Job Satisfaction in Agile Development Teams: Agile Development as Work Redesign.” Journal of the Association for Information Systems. 17(4): 267.
  3. Dinger, M., Thatcher, J.B., Treadway, D., and Stepina, L. (2015). “Does Professionalism Matter in the IT Workforce: An Empirical Examination of IT Professionals.” Journal of the Association for Information Systems. 16(4): 281.
  4. Tams, S., Grover, V., and Thatcher, J.B. (2014). “Modern Information Technology in an Old Workforce: Toward a Strategic Research Agenda.” Journal of Strategic Information Systems. 23(4): 284-304.
  5. Dinger, M., Thatcher, J.B., Stepina, L., and Craig, C. (2012). “The Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side: A Test of Present and Alternative Job Utility on IT Professionals’ Turnover.” IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. 59(3): 364-378.
  6. Ply, J., Moore, J., Williams, C., and Thatcher, J.B., (2012). “IS Employee Attitudes and Perceptions at Varying Levels of Software Process Maturity.” MIS Quarterly. 36(2): 601-624.
  7. Thatcher, J.B., Stepina, L.P., and Boyle, R. (Winter/Spring 2003). “Examining the Influence of Attitudes, Job Characteristics, and External Markets: An Empirical Study of Information Technology Worker Turnover.” Journal of Management Information Systems. 19(3): 231-261.

Enabling Individual Innovation: IT Identity, Technostress, Trust in Technology, and Post-Adoption Value Creation

IT Identity and Technology Use

  1. Carter, M., Petter, S. Grover, V. and Thatcher, J.B. (Forthcoming). “IT Identity: A Measure and Empirical Investigation of its Utility to IS Research.” Journal of the AIS.
  2. Carter, M., Petter, S., Grover, V., and Thatcher, J.B. (Forthcoming). “IT Identity: A Key Determinant of Feature Use and Exploratory Behaviors.” MIS Quarterly.
  3. Craig, K., Thatcher J.B., and Grover, V., (2019). “The IT Identity Threat: A Conceptual Definition and Operational Measure.” Journal of Management Information Systems. 36(1): 259-288.
  4. Polites, G.L., Serrano, C., Thatcher, J.B., and Mathews, K. (2018). “Identity in an Age of Social Media.” European Journal of Information Systems. 27(5): 600-621.

Technostress and Technology Use

  1. Tams, S., Ahuja, M., Grover, V., and Thatcher, J.B. (2020). “Worker Stress in the Age of Mobility: A Moderated Mediation Model of Demands from Interruptions, Role-based Stress, and IT Use.” Journal of Strategic Information Systems. 29(1): 101-59.
  2. Tams, S., Thatcher J.B., and Grover, V. (2018). “Concentration, Competence, Confidence, and Capture: An Experimental Study of Age, Interruption-based Technostress, and Task Performance.” Journal of the Association for Information Systems. 19(9): 857-908.
  3. Galluch, P., Grover, V., and Thatcher, J.B. (2015). “Interruptions and Information Technology Use: An Experimental Examination.” Journal of the Association for Information Systems. 16(1): 1.
  4. Thatcher, J.B. and Perrewe, P. (2002). “An Empirical Examination of Traits as Antecedents to Computer Self-Efficacy and Computer Anxiety.” MIS Quarterly. 26(4): 381-396.

Trust in Technology and Technology Use

  1. Tams, S., Thatcher, J.B. and Craig, C., (2018). “How and Why Trust Matters in Post-Adoptive Usage: Exploring Interdependencies Between Technology-Related Trusting and Self-Efficacy Beliefs.” The Journal of Strategic Information Systems. 27(2): 170-190.
  2. Lankton, N., McKnight, J.B., Wright, R., and Thatcher, J.B., (2016). “Incorporating Trust-in- Technology into Expectation Disconfirmation Theory.” Information Systems Research. 27(1): 197-213.
  3. Lankton, N., McKnight, M., and Thatcher. J.B. (2014). “Incorporating Trust-in-Technology into Expectation Disconfirmation Theory.” Journal of Strategic Information Systems. 23(2): 128-145.
  4. Carter, M., Wright, R.T., Thatcher, J.B., and Klein, R. (2014). “Understanding Online Customers’ Ties to Merchants: The Moderating Influence of Trust on the Relationship Between Switching Costs and E-Loyalty.” European Journal of Information Systems. 23(1): 185-204.
  5. Lankton, L., McKnight, D.M., and Thatcher, J.B. (2012). “The Moderating Effects of Privacy Restrictiveness and Experience on Trusting Beliefs and Habit: An Empirical Test of Intention to Continue Using a Social Networking Website.” IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. 59(4): 654-665.
  6. McKnight, D.H., Carter, M., Thatcher, J.B., and Clay, P. (2011). “Trust in a Specific Technology: An Investigation of Its Components and Measures.” ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems. 2(2): 1-15.
  7. Thatcher, J., McKnight, H., Arsal, R., Baker, E., and Roberts, N. (2011). “The Role of Trust in Post-Adoption IT Exploration: An Empirical Examination of Knowledge Management Systems.” IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. 58(1): 56-70.

Post-Adoption Technology Use

  1. Tams, S. Dulipovici, A., Thatcher, J.B., Craig, K., and Srite, M. (2020). “The Role of Basic Human Values in Knowledge Sharing: How Values Shape the Post-Adoptive Use of Electronic Knowledge Repositories.” Journal of the Association for Information Systems.
  2. Sun, H., Wright R., and Thatcher, J.B. (2019). “Revisiting the Impact of System Use on Task Performance from an Adaptation and Complementarity Perspective.” Journal of the Association for Information Systems. 20(4): 3.
  3. Thatcher, J.B., Wright, R., Sun, H., Zagenczyk, T., and Klein, R. (2018). “Mindfulness in Information Technology Use: Three Empirical Studies.” MIS Quarterly. 42(3): 831-847.
  4. Gerow, J., Ayyargi, R., Thatcher, J.B., and Roth, P. (2013). “Can we have fun @ work? The role of intrinsic motivation for utilitarian systems.” European Journal of Information Systems. 22(3): 360-380.
  5. Thatcher, J.B., Zimmer, J.C., Gundlach, M.J. and McKnight, D.H. (2008). “Individual and Human-Assisted Computer Self-Efficacy: An Empirical Investigation.” IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. 55(4): 628-644.
  6. Ahuja, M.K. and Thatcher, J.B. (2005). “Moving Beyond Intentions and Toward the Theory of Trying: Effects of Work Environment and Gender on Post-Adoption Information Technology Use.” MIS Quarterly. 29(3): 429-461.

Additional Papers: Research Methods

  1. Tams, S., Ortiz, A., Hill, K., Thatcher, J.B., and Grover, V., (2014). “NeuroIS – Alternative or Complement to Existing Methods? Examining the Correlation between Neuroscience and Self-Reported Data.” Journal of the Association for Information Systems. 15(10): 723.
  2. Chin, W., Thatcher, J.B., Wright, R. (2012). “Assessing Common Method Bias: Evaluating the ULMC Technique.” MIS Quarterly. 36(3): 1003-1019.
  3. Polites, G.L., Roberts, N., and Thatcher, J.B. (2012). “Conceptualizing Models Using Multidimensional Constructs: A Review and Guidelines for their Use.” European Journal of Information Systems. 21(1): 22-48.

Additional Papers:  Organizational Behavior

  1. Zagenczyk, T.J., Scott, K.D., Gibney, R., Murrell, A.J., & Thatcher, J.B. (2010). “Social Influence and Perceived Organizational Support: A Social Networks Analysis.” Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. 111(2): 127-138.
  2. Treadway, D.C., Ferris, G.R., Duke, A.B., Adams, G.L., and Thatcher, J.B. (2007). “The Moderating Role of Subordinate Political Skill on Supervisor’s Impressions of Subordinate Ingratiation and Ratings of Subordinate Interpersonal Facilitation.” Journal of Applied Psychology. 92(3): 848-855.

Contact Information

email: jason.thatcher@temple.edu

skype: jason.bennett.thatcher

Office Hours

By appointment from Monday through Friday.

I do not consistently respond to messages between 6 PM and 10 PM on weeknights or weekends.

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