PACIS 2021 Proceedings

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Mobile technologies blur work-life boundary, and pandemic upsets work-life balance. This paper explores the sustainability of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) practice in COVID-19 pandemic. It investigates the relationship between BYOD and work-to-life conflict. Specifically, this study emphasizes the important mediating role of Work Connectivity Behavior After-hours (WCBA) enabled by BYOD. We discuss both positive (productivity and flexibility) and negative (overload and burnout) consequences of WCBA and investigate their influence on work-to-life conflict. Based on boundary theory and conservation of resource theory, a theoretical model is developed. The research hypotheses will be tested with employees who are currently working with their own wireless devices during COVID-19 pandemic period. This includes those who work at home (teleworking) and work at office. We hope the research is timely and helpful for the policy decision making of BYOD.



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