Title

The Impact of Business Environments on Software Piracy

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2007

Abstract

This paper studies the impact of business environments on software piracy and provides strategic implications of the findings. The environment of countries is characterised in terms of political economy, social culture, and technology. This study investigates the effect of these characteristics on the degree of software piracy in each country. By examining polarised countries in terms of piracy, this research concludes that multiple factors impact software piracy, as demonstrated in countries with high and low piracy rates. The findings will be useful for businesses dealing with intellectual property issues.

Document Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1016/j.techsoc.2006.10.006

Publisher

Elsevier Inc.

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