Refereed review article in scientific journal (A2)

Cyberloafing and cyberslacking in the workplace: systematic literature review of past achievements and future promises

List of Authors: Tandon Anushree, Kaur Puneet, Ruparel Namita, Ul Islam Jamid, Dhir Amandeep

Publisher: Emerald

Publication year: 2021

Journal: Internet Research

Journal name in source: INTERNET RESEARCH

Journal acronym: INTERNET RES

Number of pages: 35

ISSN: 1066-2243



Purpose Scholars are increasingly focusing on the adverse effects of digitization on human lives in personal and professional contexts. Cyberloafing is one such effect and digitization-related workplace behavior that has garnered attention in both academic and mainstream media. However, the existing literature is fragmented and needs to be consolidated to generate a comprehensive and contemporary overview of cyberloafing research and map its current intellectual boundaries. The purpose of this paper is to shed some light on systematic literature review (SLR) in cyberloafing and cyberslacking in the workplace. Design/methodology/approach A SLR is conducted to assimilate the existing research. A total of 87 studies selected through a robust protocol are analyzed through content analysis. Findings A total of four thematic research areas and inherent gaps are identified, including conceptualization, operationalization, antecedents and stakeholders and consequences. Results are used to assimilate thematic gaps and potential research questions (RQs) to be addressed by future scholars. To advance cyberloafing research, the authors propose a theoretically grounded comprehensive framework based on the SLR findings. Originality/value Our study's novelty rests in its state-of-the-art synthesis of cyberloafing research, which encompasses a broader scope than prior SLRs. Furthermore, developing a theoretically grounded comprehensive framework for advancing future research is a unique contribution of this study.

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