Global Software Piracy: Searching for Further Explanations

Journal of Business Ethics 87 (2):269-283 (2009)

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This paper identifies that Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has a negative effect on software piracy rates in addition to consolidating prior research that economic development and the cultural dimension of individualism also negatively affect piracy rates. Using data for 59 countries from 2000 to 2005, the findings show that economic well-being, individualism and technology development as measured by ICT expenditures explain between 70% and 82% of the variation in software piracy rates during this period. The research results provide important implications for policy makers and business practitioners to help reduce software piracy
Keywords culture  economic development  ICT  software piracy
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DOI 10.1007/s10551-008-9884-z
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