Title: Adopting an information security management system in a co-opetition strategy context

Authors: Dorothea I. Kossyva; Konstantinos V. Galanis; Katerina K. Sarri; Nikolaos B. Georgopoulos

Addresses: Department of Business Administration, University of Piraeus, Karaoli and Dimitriou 80, Piraeus, Greece ' EMEK S.A., Megaridos, 193 00, Aspropirgos, Greece ' Department of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies, University of Macedonia, Egnatia 156, 540 06, Thessaloniki, Greece ' Department of Business Administration, University of Piraeus, Karaoli and Dimitriou 80, Piraeus, Greece

Abstract: This paper aims to present the ISO/IEC 27001 Standard under the implementation of co-opetition strategy, based on the manual of ISO/IEC 27001. In that case, the 'Plan-Do-Check-Act' (PDCA) model is applied to information security management system processes, in combination with co-opetition's 'value net' framework so as to highlight the significance of protecting information assets and assuring integrity and safety in a co-opetitive environment. Consequently, the purpose of this study is to discuss whether the adoption of ISO/IEC 27001 will improve inter-organisational communication among competitors and will contribute to the development of a more efficient information security management system within and beyond organisations.

Keywords: co-opetition strategy; information security management; ISO/IEC 27001; strategic management; PDCA; value net; inter-organisational communication; information management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJASS.2014.064065

International Journal of Applied Systemic Studies, 2014 Vol.5 No.3, pp.215 - 228

Available online: 31 Jul 2014 *

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