IJIMT 2015 Vol.6(4): 316-319 ISSN: 2010-0248
DOI: 10.7763/IJIMT.2015.V6.622

Research-in-Progress: Determinants of Software Piracy Behavior in Saudi Arabia

Jaffar Ahmad Alalwan
Abstract— Software piracy is a crime that the legislative authority in many countries tries to avoid by enforcing different types of penalties. Although, the problem of software piracy has received considerable academic consideration, limited concern is given to analyzing the software piracy by criminological theories in developing countries. Criminological theories are more consistent with software piracy in order to understand and prevent such illegal behavior. The objective of this paper is to fill this gap by looking at the software piracy in Saudi Arabia through the lens of contamination theory.

Index Terms— Software piracy, containment theory, theory of planned behavior.

Jaffar Ahmad Alalwan is with the Institute of Public Administration, Dammam, Saudi Arabia (e-mail: alwanj1@gmail.com).

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Cite: Jaffar Ahmad Alalwan, " Research-in-Progress: Determinants of Software Piracy Behavior in Saudi Arabia," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 316-319, 2015.

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