Information sharing and the bane of information leakage: a multigroup analysis of contract versus noncontract

Wai-Peng Wong, Kim Hua Tan, Stephanie Hui-Wen Chuah, Ming-Lang Tseng, Kuan Yew Wong, Shamraiz Ahmad

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Purpose: This study investigates information quality, information security technology and information sharing with moderation by information security culture and information leakage and how they all play out to influence supply chain performance for contract suppliers (Contract), noncontract suppliers (Noncontract) and pooled suppliers (Contract and Noncontract combined). Design/methodology/approach: Multigroup analysis was deployed to compare the impact on Contract and Noncontract. Findings: The finding on pooled suppliers confirmed the hypothesis that, in the multigroup analysis, information security culture negatively impacted the information quality–information sharing relationship of Contract. Practical implications: The practical learning point is that Noncontract could still share information and perform and in some instances better than Contract. Noncontract suppliers are still workable. Originality/value: Information security culture motivated Noncontract to share and perform better than Contract. This result presents a dilemma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-53
Number of pages26
JournalJournal of Enterprise Information Management
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jan 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Information leakage
  • Information quality
  • Information security culture
  • Information security technology
  • Information sharing
  • Supply chain performance

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