Coercive, Normative, and Mimetic Influences on the Assimilation of BCM in Outsourcing Relationships

Erb, Simon; Knolmayer, Gerhard (January 2016). Coercive, Normative, and Mimetic Influences on the Assimilation of BCM in Outsourcing Relationships (Unpublished). In: Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-49). Kauai. 05.-08.01.2016.

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Today many business processes are based on IT systems. These systems are exposed to different threats, which may lead to failures of critical business pro-cesses. Thus, enterprises prepare themselves against threats and failures of critical IT systems by means of Business Continuity Management (BCM). The phe-nomenon of outsourcing introduces a new dimension to BCM. In an outsourcing relationship the client organization is still responsible for the continuity of its processes but does not have full control over the implemented business continuity measures. In this paper we build a research model based on institutional and assimilation theories to describe and explain how and why BCM is assimilated in outsourcing relationships. In our case studies we found evidence that primarily coercive and normative pressures influence the assimilation of BCM in outsourcing relationships and support the explanation of variation across enterprises. Mimetic pressures seem to influence the assimilation but do not explain variations.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Business Management > Institute of Information Systems > Information Engineering
03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Business Management > Institute of Information Systems
03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Other Institutions > Teaching Staff, Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences

UniBE Contributor:

Erb, Simon and Knolmayer, Gerhard

Subjects:

000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
600 Technology > 650 Management & public relations
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics

Language:

English

Submitter:

Simon Erb

Date Deposited:

28 Oct 2015 14:39

Last Modified:

26 Feb 2016 09:57

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/72304

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