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The Impact of Web Portal Characteristics, Expectancies, and Negative Word of Mouth on Perceived Institutional Support and Organizational Citizenship Behavior

By Oran Alston BBA Howard University MS Temple University

Submitted to the Graduate Faculty of The Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business of The University of Pittsburgh in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy

The University of Pittsburgh 2005

UMI Number: 3206752

Copyright 2005 by Alston, Oran All rights reserved.

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DISSERTATION COMMITTEE

Dennis Galletta, PhD, Co-Chair Katz Graduate School of Business The University of Pittsburgh Audrey Murrell, PhD, Co-Chair Katz Graduate School of Business The University of Pittsburgh

Laurie Kirsch, PhD Katz Graduate School of Business The University of Pittsburgh Lawrence Feick, PhD Katz Graduate School of Business The University of Pittsburgh Jimmie Joseph, PhD College of Business Administration University of Texas, El Paso

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The Impact of Web Portal Characteristics, Expectancies, and Negative Word of Mouth on Perceived Institutional Support and Organizational Citizenship Behavior Oran Alston, PhD The Katz Graduate School of Business The University of Pittsburgh, 2005

ABSTRACT
An organization's web portal is designed to support and represent the organization to key stakeholders both inside and outside of the organization. In terms of those inside the company, the web portal can be an important source of information and can contain workrelated tools that help members to be more effective in their roles within the firm. Interestingly,...

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