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16-8-2018 12:00 AM

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In the last couple of years, data breach has become a top concern for enterprises and consumers. Resource-based view (RBV) suggests that firms are proactive, and the low marginal cost of slack will motive and enable firms to have new activities by redeploying the stocked excess resources to achieve competitive advantages. Based on the RBV, this study explores both the input and opportunity effectiveness of slack on data breach risk. In terms of the former, we firstly test the association between human resource (HR) slack and data breach risk; in terms of the later, we further investigate how the interaction of HR slack and financial slack can impact data breach risk. Besides, from firm external lens, we also test whether the influence of HR slack on data breach risk is contingent upon external environments.

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Aug 16th, 12:00 AM

Resource-based Perspective on Slack and Data Breach

In the last couple of years, data breach has become a top concern for enterprises and consumers. Resource-based view (RBV) suggests that firms are proactive, and the low marginal cost of slack will motive and enable firms to have new activities by redeploying the stocked excess resources to achieve competitive advantages. Based on the RBV, this study explores both the input and opportunity effectiveness of slack on data breach risk. In terms of the former, we firstly test the association between human resource (HR) slack and data breach risk; in terms of the later, we further investigate how the interaction of HR slack and financial slack can impact data breach risk. Besides, from firm external lens, we also test whether the influence of HR slack on data breach risk is contingent upon external environments.