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Title: Enablers and Inhibitors of Information Systems Disaster Recovery Planning: Evidence from Managers in the Ghanaian Banking Sector
Authors: Addae, E.
Boateng, R.
Pobee, F
University of Ghana, College of Education , School of Information and Communication Studies , Department of Information Studies
Issue Date: 23-Jul-2014
Publisher: University of Ghana
Abstract: Information systems (IS) have become an integral part of many organisations as they depend on it to execute their critical business function. As a result any situation that will render the IS unavailable will be detrimental to most organisations. The purpose of this research was to explore the enablers and inhibitors of information systems disaster recovery planning (ISDRP) in organisations in the Ghanaian banking sector. In order to achieve this purpose, the study used the quantitative method to investigate the enablers and inhibitors of Information Systems Disaster Recovery Planning. Seven banking organisations were used in the survey. Integrating the protection motivation theory and the theory of planned behavior, several hypotheses were developed to test the research conceptualization. Data analysis was performed using SPSS. Using a survey of 207 managers in the Ghanaian banking sector, this study showed the factors such as perceived vulnerability, perceived severity, response efficacy, self-efficacy, attitude, subjective norms and perceive behavioral control positively influences motivation and intention to develop an ISDRP in Ghanaian banking industries. Eight hypotheses were formulated to investigate the enablers and inhibitors of ISDRP. The data analysis did not support response cost as being a predictor of motivation and intention to develop an ISDRP in the Ghanaian banking industries. This study adds up to the few existing studies in the field of IS that have studied a phenomenon by integrating the two aforementioned theories. This study discussed information systems disaster recovery planning (ISDRP) among organisation in the Ghanaian banking sector. However, future research can extend this work by looking ISDRP from other financial institutions, for example among insurance companies and so on. Keywords: Information systems, disaster recovery planning, protection motivation theory, theory of planned behavior.
Description: Thesis (MSc) - University of Ghana, 2014
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/7441
Appears in Collections:Department of Information Studies



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