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INFORMATION SECURITY VALUE IN E-ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Sérgio Nunes
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Sérgio Nunes: ISEG School of Economics and Management

Portuguese Journal of Management Studies, 2012, vol. XVII, issue 2, 107-131

Abstract: This paper researches the information security value in e-entrepreneurship by revising the literature that establishes the entrepreneurial domain and by relating it with the development of technological resources that create value for the customer in an online business. It details multiple paradigms regarding consumer’s values of information security, while relating them with common practices and previous researches in technological entrepreneurship. This research presents and discusses the benefits of information security standards in e-entrepreneurship. It details and discusses the ISO 27001 and PCI-DSS information security standards that can be used to differentiate security initiatives to achieve competitive advantage, while preserving information leadership as a critical resource for online business success. Based on the literature review, a theoretical research model is presented and research hypotheses are discussed. This model believes that information security affects information leadership and that information leadership, as a unique resource in e-business, contributes to e-entrepreneurship success. The adoption of information security standards affects customer’s trust in e-business, which also benefits e-entrepreneurial strategy. Classification- JEL:

Keywords: e-entrepreneurship; technological resources; online business; information security standards; information leadership (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
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