The Effect of the Use of Social Networking Sites in the Workplace on Job Performance

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THE EFFECT OF THE USE OF SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES IN THE WORKPLACE ON JOB PERFORMANCE A Dissertation by MURAD MOQBEL Submitted to Texas A&M International University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION May 2012 Concentration: Management Information Systems THE EFFECT OF THE USE OF SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES IN THE WORKPLACE ON JOB PERFORMANCE A Dissertation by MURAD MOQBEL Submitted to Texas A&M International University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Approved as to style and content by: ~ Ned Kock (Chair…show more content…
Their examples as scholars and teachers will guide me in my future academic career. Thank you Dr. William Gruben. Thank you to Ms. Pam Short for all your efforts in making sure that everything was in order before I was even admitted to the Ph.D. program. Thank you Peerayuth (Pete), Aziz, Ala’eddin, Jose, and all fellow Ph.D. students who have always been there for me for help and friendship. I would also like to thank all participants, from the US and Yemen, who helped me collect the data necessary for this study. vi Finally, I would like to thank my family for their love and support: my parents Abdo Naji Moqbel and Badriah Saleh, and my sisters, brothers, and in-laws, who have given me a good foundation with which to go through life and meet all challenges. And last but not least, I thank my wife, Shohud Ismail, who has been an indispensable source of love and strength for me. Through her patience, support, and unwavering belief in me, I have been able to complete this dissertation. I hope my work makes you proud. vii TABLE OF CONTENTS Page ABSTRACT………………………………………………………………………...........iii ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ............................................................................................. v TABLE OF CONTENTS .............................................................................................. vii LIST OF TABLES
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