The cybercrime ecosystem: online innovation in the shadows?

Kraemer-Mbula, Erika, Tang, Puay and Rush, Howard (2013) The cybercrime ecosystem: online innovation in the shadows? Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 80 (3). pp. 541-555. ISSN 0040-1625

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Abstract

With the growing sophistication and use of information technology, the past decade has witnessed a major growth in financial cybercrime. This paper focuses specifically on credit card fraud and identity theft, examining the globalisation of these activities within a ‘digital ecosystem’ conceptual framework. The relevance of concepts and analytical tools typically used to study legitimate businesses, such as value chains, dynamic capabilities and business models, is explored and tested for their relevance in understanding the scale and nature of illegal activities which are dependant upon innovation and the collective activities of global participants. It is argued that developing a better understanding of how such illegal activities are organised and operate will assist policy makers, law enforcement agencies and security firms to identify trends and concentrate limited resources in a most effective manner

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: Puay Tang
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2013 12:22
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2013 12:22
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/39522
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