Date of Award

Spring 4-23-2019

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Science in Information Systems


Business and Information Systems

First Advisor

Dr. Cherie Noteboom

Second Advisor

Dr. Daniel Talley

Third Advisor

Dr. Yong Wang


Organizations face new and growing security challenges as consumer technology continues to be integrated into organizational workflows. Bring your own device (BYOD) is a phenomenon that is here to stay; however, securing employee’s personally owned devices may require the organizations to consider exerting some control over the employee’s device. In order for organizations to secure access to their sensitive information in this way, they must first garner the employee’s consent. This research seeks to examine employee acceptance of employer control by constructing a model of employee acceptance based upon the extant acceptance literature. The model is then empirically tested through the use of structural equation modeling. The results indicated that social influence and to a lesser extent habit play a crucial role in employee’s desire to accept employer control over personally owned devices. Supporting these two significant factors can help technology managers secure employee acceptance of employer control over personally owned devices.