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Exploring the influence of privacy management tools on online information sharing decisions

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dc.contributor.author Aleem, Muhammad Usman
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-03T22:27:15Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-03T22:27:15Z
dc.date.copyright 2012 en_US
dc.date.issued 2012-10-03
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2429/43340
dc.description.abstract We explore the role of privacy management tools in online social networks and their influence on user’s information sharing behavior. Using privacy regulation theory and social capital theory, we first develop a model that characterizes how and why individuals share their private information. Next, we use inclusive and exclusive modes of decision making to develop two tools for sharing information. Subsequently, we test our theoretical model through these tools in the context of online privacy. We find that privacy management tools not only influence sharing decisions when information sensitivity varies, but the tools also influence how individuals interpret their tie strength with their friends. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher University of British Columbia en
dc.title Exploring the influence of privacy management tools on online information sharing decisions en_US
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation en
dc.degree.name Master of Science in Business - MScB en_US
dc.degree.discipline Business Administration en_US
dc.degree.grantor University of British Columbia en
dc.date.graduation 2012-11 en_US
dc.degree.campus UBCV en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en


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