Unraveling User Perceptions of Interorganizational Information Sharing

Christina Wagner, Manuel Trenz, Chee-Wee Tan, Daniel Veit

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Collecting large amounts of user information is becoming an increasingly important source of value for businesses. Such data sets may be expanded through engaging in value co-creation with other organizations. Sharing user information across organizations, however, might evoke users’ privacy concerns. Existing mechanisms and concepts developed in prior information privacy research on sharing information between one user and one organization may no longer apply as multiple organizations become involved. This creates the necessity to understand more granularly how users perceive privacy situations that involve sharing their information across organizations – and how their concerns may be alleviated through control mechanisms. Employing the lens of Communication Privacy Management (CPM) theory, we conceptualize this phenomenon as Interorganizational Information Sharing (IIS) and theorize on perceived uncertainty and control to unravel user perceptions in IIS. We present our ideas for a research model, as well as our planned methodology for empirical validation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 30th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS)
Number of pages12
Place of PublicationAtlanta, GA
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
Publication date2022
Article number9
Publication statusPublished - 2022
EventThe 30th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2022: New Horizons in Digitally United Societies - Universitatea de Vest din Timișoara (UVT) / West University of Timişoara (WUT), Timisoara, Romania
Duration: 19 Jun 202224 Jun 2022
Conference number: 30


ConferenceThe 30th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2022
LocationUniversitatea de Vest din Timișoara (UVT) / West University of Timişoara (WUT)
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SeriesProceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems


  • Privacy
  • Interorganizational information sharing
  • Uncertainty
  • Control
  • Boundaries

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