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Understanding organisational responses to regulative pressures in information security management: the case of a Chinese hospital

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>01/2018
<mark>Journal</mark>Technological Forecasting and Social Change
Number of pages12
Pages (from-to)64-75
Early online date22/03/17
<mark>Original language</mark>English


This paper advances existing theoretical understanding of the factors impacting upon organisational responses to regulative pressures in the process of information security management (ISM). Drawing on institutional theory, we conduct a case study of ISM in a Chinese hospital. A theoretical framework is presented, which proposes that organisational response strategies devised in response to regulative pressures are determined jointly by internal organisational incentives and external government supervision and enforcement. Practical implications for policymakers to promote organisational ISM are given and suggestions for future research based on the theoretical findings of the case study are provided.

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This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Technological Forecasting and Social Change. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 126, 2018 DOI: 10.1016/j.techfore.2017.03.023