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Social Embeddedness and Sharing Security Information: Bridging the Cost Benefit Gap

Goode, Sigi; Lacey, David


Firms may collaborate in order to mitigate security risks. However, prior economic arguments about the benefits and costs of sharing security information appear inconsistent. This paper uses social embeddedness to explain how restricted approaches to information sharing support inter-firm trust, problem-solving and collaboration while unrestricted sharing approaches can obstruct relationship-building. This social embeddedness perspective is supported using a case study of a large Asia-Pacific...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Conference paper
Source: Proceedings of the 20th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (AICS)


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