Our research results should contribute with new knowledge about how digitally active companies socially construct and develop digital (non-)responsibility. To this end, we no longer view organizations as recipients of societal expectations and regulations or victims of cyber-attacks. We perceive them as creators of digital responsibility. This theoretical shift is important to overcome a static approach to the digital responsibility of companies and to develop a process approach in which organizations can learn from the (un)intended consequences of digital (non-)responsibility and develop a proactive attitude towards digital demands. The results will also benefit governmental agencies and industry organizations who will gain a better understanding of how organizations can effectively manage and prevent cyber-attacks.
The project uses a mix method approach which combines expert interviews about cyber-accidents, a qualitative multi-case study, digital text analysis with further quantitative data from a survey among digitally active companies in Sweden.
A reference group established alongside the project involves other disciplines and secures the perspective of further national and international stakeholders.
Between 2022 and 2024, the project is financed by the Swedish Research Council (project no. 2021-06313).