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dc.contributor.authorHashim, Matthew J.
dc.contributor.authorKannan, Karthik N.
dc.contributor.authorWegener, Duane T.
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-12T22:14:56Z
dc.date.available2020-02-12T22:14:56Z
dc.date.issued2018-10-26
dc.identifier.citationMatthew J. Hashim, Karthik N. Kannan & Duane T. Wegener (2018) Central Role of Moral Obligations in Determining Intentions to Engage in Digital Piracy, Journal of Management Information Systems, 35:3, 934-963, DOI: 10.1080/07421222.2018.1481670en_US
dc.identifier.issn0742-1222
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/07421222.2018.1481670
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/637002
dc.description.abstractPiracy is a significant source of concern facing software developers, music labels, and movie production companies, to name a few. Digital goods producers and government entities argue that there are victims of piracy, whereas pirates may perceive their actions to be victimless. Regarding implications of our research, we extend the theory of planned behavior (TPB) by theorizing that attitudes, subjective norms, and perceived behavioral control could influence perceptions of moral obligations as a consequence of the desire to rationalize unethical behavior. Unlike prior literature, we manipulate the rationalization of moral obligations due to the victimless view toward piracy and show how moral obligations become important determinants of piracy behavior. Accordingly, our demonstrated malleability of morals may be an important path through which individuals are able to continue past behaviors. We also conduct a second study to identify the effect of implementing an educational message from a fictitious software company to exogenously nudge the pirate and influence the impact of perceived moral obligations on intentions to pirate. Our results show that the introduction of an exogenous educational message is an effective piracy mitigation strategy.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherTAYLOR & FRANCISen_US
dc.rightsCopyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLCen_US
dc.subjectDigital piracyen_US
dc.subjectsoftware piracyen_US
dc.subjectinformation ethicsen_US
dc.subjectmoralsen_US
dc.subjectnormsen_US
dc.subjectvictimless crimeen_US
dc.subjecttheory of planned behavioren_US
dc.subjectpiracy mitigationen_US
dc.titleCentral Role of Moral Obligations in Determining Intentions to Engage in Digital Piracyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniv Arizona, Eller Coll Management, Dept Management Informat Systen_US
dc.identifier.journalJOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMSen_US
dc.description.note18 month embargo; published online: 26 October 2018en_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item from the UA Faculty Publications collection is made available by the University of Arizona with support from the University of Arizona Libraries. If you have questions, please contact us at repository@u.library.arizona.edu.en_US
dc.eprint.versionFinal accepted manuscripten_US
dc.identifier.pii10.1080/07421222.2018.1481670
dc.source.journaltitleJournal of Management Information Systems
dc.source.volume35
dc.source.issue3
dc.source.beginpage934
dc.source.endpage963


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