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Effects of Frustration
by A.Wiederhold

During my dissertation project I discovered that I was not the only one struggling with effects of frustration. People that had participated in my survey also seemed to show effects that could be explained by levels of frustration. This led to a journey into the topic which I would like to share with you here.

Motivation is the general term for all the psychological processes that start behaviour, maintain it, and stop it (Zimbardo, 1990). Learning in individuals can be enhanced or inhibited. Recent findings (Unknown, 2004) suggest that emotional involvement can affect learning considerably in positive and negative ways. One such way is attitudinal motivation, or in its negative form: demotivation. Attitudinal demotivation is equivalent to frustration. Frustration negatively impacts job performance including learning.

Argyris (1985, p.180) discusses the fit of the individual and the job as a preliminary requirements for greater effectiveness and efficie...
Weapons of Mass Destruction
by A.Wiederhold

- If I asked you if bomb sniffing dogs at airports make sense, no doubt the answer would most probably be "yes". We all know they protect us. If I asked you the same about network security specialists would you be equally quick? There is a new weapon that is dangerous, easy to aquire, and hard to defend against: botnets! Why ...
It's alright not to pay
by A.Wiederhold

- One doesn't need to be a computer genius to download a 60MB image file off the internet and burn it on a CD Rom. In fact nothing more is necessary in order to get a comprehensive, intuitive, functional, fast and reliable operating system with full network support, word processing, email, WWW applications and much more. It's...
Energy Workshop
by Kim Jones

On March 15th the Association of MBAs offered a workshop with Jo Salter at the Aston Business School. - Although I had been feeling a loss of energy filled with dissertation blues I had just enough to book myself onto this workshop and face the drive from Bristol to Birmingham. Was it worth it? Overwhelmingly, yes it wa...
The IT Sector in Pakistan
by Shehryar Qureshi

The IT sector of Pakistan is relatively new in contrast to other traditional business sectors. It is estimated that there are roughly 450,000 new computers introduced every year in Pakistan. While this seems pitifully small numbers, it represents a three-fold increase as compared to 1996-1997. Analyst predicts that this number w...
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