SelectedWorks Author Profiles:

Christopher J. Davis

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2012

Date Issued

2012-01-01

Date Available

2013-11-04

ISSN

0892-7626

Abstract

Risk management is critical to the success of contemporary firms and while new technologies present opportunities for innovation and growth, they present new risks. Risk management of information systems and technology (IS/IT) is particularly critical because firms in almost all sectors of the economy are so dependent on it. We explore firms' response to IS/IT risk management by analyzing their SEC-mandated regulation S-K risk disclosures. We find a lower than expected incidence of risk disclosures related to IS/IT and surmise that this result may be symptomatic of tension between firms' need to comply and their need to appear to comply with the regulation, while at the same time presenting data that are valid, but which do not jeopardize potential investment. We explore three propositions related to IS/IT risk disclosures and discuss implications for research and practice.

Comments

Article is available through the access policy provided by the publisher. Published in Journal of Applied Business Research, 28(4), 563-580.

Language

en_US

Publisher

Clute Institute for Academic Research

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

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