Interdepartmental Seminar Series -Sirkka L Jarvenpaa

Speaker(s): Sirkka L Jarvenpaa

Date & Time: Friday, April 12, 2013 from 10:30 a.m. to Noon (Eastern)

Title of Seminar: "Managing tensions of sharing and protection in interorganizational collaborations: a dynamic interactional perspective"

Abstract:We advance multilevel theorizing on managing the sharing-protecting paradox in inter-organizational collaborations (IOCs). Drawing from self-regulation theory, we analyze  how interacting individuals from two different organizations with different interests and knowledge skillfully regulate what they share for effective problem solving without releasing sensitive information to the other individual. This analysis leads to propositions that explain when an individual is more likely to fail to protect during these interactions and suffer increased vulnerability from the release of sensitive information.  We use the insights derived from this analysis to identify how managerial interventions can be used to help individuals avoid vulnerabilities, thereby helping organizations better manage their IOCs.

About the Speaker: Sirkka L. Jarvenpaa is the Bayless/Rauscher Pierce Refsner Chair in Business Administration at the University of Texas at Austin. In August 1999, she co-founded and now serves as Co-director of the Center for Business, Technology and Law at the College and Graduate School of Business, University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Jarvenpaa has served as the senior editor for MIS Quarterly and an associate editor for the following journals: Management ScienceMIS Quarterly, andDatabase. She is currently an associate editor for Information Systems ResearchInternational Journal of Electronic Commerce,Journal of Information Technology ManagementACM Transactions on Human Computer InteractionInternet Research, and Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication. 

Location
Peter B. Lewis Building, Rm 201
11119 Bellflower Road
Cleveland, OH 44106-7235
United States

Attachment: Paradox of Sharing

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