Document Type

Conference Paper


Software piracy continues to be a growing problem on a global scale for software developers. The purpose of this study was to conduct a cross-cultural comparison of a model predicting the intent of individuals to pirate software using two subsamples: Jordan and the US. Our results suggest that the Theory of Reasoned Action provides a strong predictive ability for our US subsample, but not for our Jordanian sample. Additionally, public self-consciousness, ideology, and religiosity varied in their ability to moderate the relationships of TRA across cultures. Overall, our results suggest culture plays an important role in affecting software piracy, and individual behavior in general.



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Setterstrom et al. An Exploratory Examination of Antecedents to Software Piracy: A Cross-Cultural Comparison. IEEE, (2012); DOI 10.1109/HICSS.2012.100


Department of Operations Management and Information Systems (OMIS)

Legacy Department

Department of Operations Management and Information Systems





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