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Journal: Business and Economics Research Journal
Title of Article: An Investigation of the Effect of Cyberloafing Behaviors on Organizational Learning Capacity
Author(s): Belma Keklik, Recep Kılıç, Harun Yıldız, Bora Yıldız
Volume: 6
Number: 3
Year: 2015
Page: 129-144
ISSN: 1309-2448
Abstract
With the improvement of technology, use of information technologies has become widespread in organizations. Information technologies have been used as a matter of course and sometimes could be used out of purpose as surfing on internet and following social media. Use of information and communication technologies out of purpose in offices has been named as cyberloafing. The aim of the research is to measure the effect of cyberloafing on organizational learning capacity of employees. At the end of the research, it has been concluded that important cyberloafing behaviors have affected organizational learning capacity (in terms of participative decision making and interaction with the external environment dimensions) positively. This issue has revealed that cyberloafing behaviors, which have caused the loss of productivity in the organization, could also affect learning capacity positively. When looked through to the research regarding of contribution to science and business world, it has come up with the agenda that how this research could be directed to the organization’s benefit than the prohibition of cyberloafing behaviors which has contributed to organizational learning capacities.
Keywords: Cyberloafing, use of internet non-work, organizational learning, technology
JEL Classification: M10, M12, I20

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