APJIS Asia Pacific Journal of Information Systems

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The Journal for Information Professionals

Asia Pacific Journal of Information Systems (APJIS), a Scopus and ABDC indexed journal, is a
flagship journal of the information systems (IS) field in the Asia Pacific region.

ISSN 2288-5404 (Print) / ISSN 2288-6818 (Online)

Editor : Byounggu Choi / One-Ki (Daniel) Lee

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Date March 2016
Vol. No. Vol. 26 No. 1
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.14329/apjis.2016.26.1.163
Page 163~188
Title Intentions of Employees to Whistleblow Information Security Policy Violations in the Organization
Author Liang-Cheng Wei, Carol Hsu, Kai Wang
Keyword Information Security Policy Violation, Internal Whistleblowing, Behavioral Issues Of Information Security, Theory Of Planned Behavior, Rational Choice Theory
Abstract Compliance with information security policies has been an important managerial concern in organizations. Unlike traditional general deterrent theory, this study proposes whistle-blowing as an alternative approach for reducing internal information security policy violations. We build on the theories of planned behavior and rational choice as well as develop a theoretical model to understand the factors that influence whistle-blowing attitudes and intention at both the organizational and individual levels. Our empirical results reveal that altruistic and egoistic concerns are involved in the development of whistle-blowing attitudes. The results not only extend our under-standing of whistle-blowing motivation but also offer directions to managers in promoting internal disclosure of information security breaches.


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