Self-control, organizational context, and rational choice in Internet abuses at work

Self-control, organizational context, and rational choice in Internet abuses at work Cyber criminals use the Internet as a major platform to launch malware and social engineering attacks. Employees’ violation of Internet use policy (IUP) elevates a firm’s security risks from cyber-attacks. In the literature, such deviant behavior is generally considered to be the result of a cost-benefit calculus. However, this study shows that dispositional factors such as self-control and procedural justice moderate the cost-benefit calculus. We conclude that self-control and procedural justice need to be integrated with the Rational Choice Theory to better explain Internet abuses at work. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Information & Management Elsevier

Self-control, organizational context, and rational choice in Internet abuses at work

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V.
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0378-7206
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10.1016/j.im.2017.09.002
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Abstract

Cyber criminals use the Internet as a major platform to launch malware and social engineering attacks. Employees’ violation of Internet use policy (IUP) elevates a firm’s security risks from cyber-attacks. In the literature, such deviant behavior is generally considered to be the result of a cost-benefit calculus. However, this study shows that dispositional factors such as self-control and procedural justice moderate the cost-benefit calculus. We conclude that self-control and procedural justice need to be integrated with the Rational Choice Theory to better explain Internet abuses at work.

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Information & ManagementElsevier

Published: Apr 1, 2018

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