Does ICT Influence Organizational Behaviour? An Investigation of Digital Natives Leadership Potential

  • Alessio Maria BracciniEmail author
Part of the Lecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation book series (LNISO, volume 2)


It was stated that intense use of ICTs since birth stimulated the development of new skills in a cohort of persons called digital natives. Such skills shall allow them to more easily interact with ICTs compared to the digital immigrants, the cohort of persons that entered in contact with the technologies later in their life. Taking this point of view this paper represents an exploratory study in the investigation of the potential influence of the use of ICTs by digital natives on their organizational behavior. On the basis of a dataset of interest for such purpose, this paper investigates the potential cause/effect relationship between the fact of being digital native and the emotional intelligence, a necessary prerequisite to wield good leadership.


Emotional intelligence Digital natives Leadership Fs/QCA 



This paper stems from an idea originally discussed with Prof. Alessandro D’Atri, who sadly passed away before he could see it put in practice. The paper awarded the Alessandro D’Atri prize at the ItAIS 2012 conference. The author is thankful for this praise, and wishes to thank Prof. D’Atri for his precious mentoring and support during four years of joint work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di Economia e ImpresaUniversità degli Studi della TusciaViterboItaly

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