Human Resource Information System (HRIS) is a good example of an information system being used in organizations for leveraging and enabling HR practices. The current problem is that South African Universities are investing heavily in HRIS but the system is highly underutilized. Our objective in this study focuses on the factors that influence the underutilization of Human Resource Information System (HRIS) within the South African University environment .Our solution is to investigate through the lens of the Self-deterministic theory of work motivation and see the role of intrinsic and extrinsic factors within the university environment . The significant contribution was the provision of a theoretical model that has the possibility of promoting effective use of HRIS within the South African University Context. Further investigation will focus on the validation of the model through a quantitative research approach.

Published in: International Conference on Information Society (i-Society 2017)

  • Date of Conference: 17-19 July 2017
  • DOI: 10.2053/iSociety.2017.0009
  • ISBN: 978-1-908320-80-3
  • Conference Location: Dublin, Ireland