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Special Issue "Industrial Security for Sustainable Technology Innovation and Economic Growth"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Economic and Business Aspects of Sustainability".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2021) | Viewed by 3369

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Hwansoo Lee
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Department of Industrial Security, Dankook University
Interests: industrial security; information privacy; information system; technology management; IT policy; online user behavior
Dr. Dowoo Kim
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Guest Editor
Department of Police Science, Kyungnam University
Interests: crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED); cyber-crime; crime analysis; risk assessment; social engineering
Dr. Wonhyung Park
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Department of Information Protection Engineering, Sangmyung University
Interests: industrial security; convergent security; security education; industrial security technology; digital forensics
Dr. Yanghoon Kim
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Department of Cyber Drone Bot Military Engineering, Shinhan University
Interests: industrial security; software engineering; convergent security; software framework

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

With technological competition between countries intensifying in recent years, technology trade and protection have also become increasingly important. The issue of technology theft, previously considered a problem between companies, has now grown to become a point of contention between countries, through acts of industrial espionage. In addition, technology theft through the loss of core personnel overseas weakens a country’s industrial competitiveness in terms of global competition, and is fast becoming a serious threat to the economic security of nations.

Industrial security is an especially important issue, not only for maintaining the competitiveness of a company, but also for continuing the sustainable industrial development of the country. Despite increasing social interest regarding recent technology disputes and the active discussions between advanced countries on a technology protection policy, the reality is that there is a severe lack of academic discussion and research related to this topic. As technology leakage and theft occur through various routes—including personnel, hacking, and M&A—and through complex methods, it is necessary that discussions be approached from new perspectives. Interdisciplinary efforts involving various academic fields, including business administration, law, criminology, and engineering, are especially needed in order to arrive at a practical solution in order to prevent technology leakage and theft.

Therefore, this Special Issue plans to collect research papers on various topics such as global trends, theories, cases, information systems, technologies, and related legal policies, related to technology leakage and theft prevention, in order to sustain corporate competitiveness and industrial development. The Special Issue requests not only research papers from the perspective of the social sciences, such as business administration, law, psychology, criminology, and public administration, but also submissions from experts in technology protection in engineering fields.

Submissions to this Special Issue related, but not limited, to the following topics are welcome:

  • Technology and Knowledge Protection for Corporate Sustainable Growth
  • Technology Management for Sustainable Competitive Advantage
  • Human Resource Management for Industrial Security
  • Information Security Management for Industrial Technology
  • Industrial Security Theory and Framework
  • Industrial Security Governance
  • Industrial Security Management
  • Industrial Security Law and Policy
  • Industrial Security Technology
  • Industrial Security Education
  • Industrial Security Consulting
  • Industrial Security Crime
  • Industrial Security Forensic
  • Industrial Security Audit
  • Industrial Spy and Espionage
  • Startup Technology Management
  • Smart Industry Security

Dr. Hwansoo Lee
Dr. Dowoo Kim
Dr. Wonhyung Park
Dr. Yanghoon Kim
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Industrial Security
  • Convergent Security
  • Smart Industry Technology
  • Technology Management
  • Technology Protection
  • Technology Theft

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Emerging Diffusion Barriers of Shared Mobility Services in Korea
Sustainability 2021, 13(14), 7707; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13147707 - 09 Jul 2021
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Korea’s shared mobility service, TADA, has been accused of violating the Passenger Transportation Services Act, despite being an innovative transportation service. A key reason for this is that TADA is yet to discover an approach to coexist with traditional transportation service companies. The [...] Read more.
Korea’s shared mobility service, TADA, has been accused of violating the Passenger Transportation Services Act, despite being an innovative transportation service. A key reason for this is that TADA is yet to discover an approach to coexist with traditional transportation service companies. The TADA case shows that in addition to technical or business matters, a variety of issues can act as new barriers to the spread of innovation. Therefore, this study aims to understand the emerging barriers that need to be addressed in adopting breakthrough technologies, particularly for shared mobility services. The purpose of this study is to show that the introduction of innovative technology encounters not only technological barriers, as suggested in previous research, but also political, industrial, and legal barriers to diffusion that hinder innovation. Therefore, this study applied the text mining method to online news big data to confirm the existence of diffusion barriers for shared mobility services. The results demonstrate that not only technical efforts but also discussions with various stakeholders and efforts to minimize industrial and legal resistance are required to effectively spread innovative services. Full article
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7S Model for Technology Protection of Organizations
Sustainability 2021, 13(13), 7020; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13137020 - 22 Jun 2021
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Given the importance of technologies to organizations, technology leakages can cause considerable financial losses and threaten the survival of firms. Although organizations use technology protection diagnostic models to prevent such leakages, most diagnostic models focus on cybersecurity, and the evaluation system is complex, [...] Read more.
Given the importance of technologies to organizations, technology leakages can cause considerable financial losses and threaten the survival of firms. Although organizations use technology protection diagnostic models to prevent such leakages, most diagnostic models focus on cybersecurity, and the evaluation system is complex, making it difficult for SMEs to use it. This makes them unsuitable for the general technology protection diagnosis of companies. Hence, this study proposes a diagnostic model that assesses these technology protection capabilities of organizations from personnel and administrative perspectives. Drawing upon the individual elements of the 7S model—shared values, strategy, structure, systems, staff, style, and skills—our model analyzes the influence of the elements on the technology protection capabilities of organizations. To determine this influence, the study conducts a questionnaire survey among 435 employees from large, larger medium-sized, and small and medium enterprises. Using the partial least squares and the artificial neural network methods, the study determines the ranking of the relative importance of the 7s elements. The results show that the shared values element most significantly influences these capabilities. The remaining elements influence the technology protection capabilities in the following order from the greatest to the least effect: staff, strategy, structure, systems, style, and skills. These findings highlight the significance of developing an awareness of the necessity of technology protection among all the members of an organization. Full article
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The Perceived Importance of Cybercrime Control among Police Officers: Implications for Combatting Industrial Espionage
Sustainability 2021, 13(8), 4351; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13084351 - 14 Apr 2021
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The current research explored the predictors of how police officers perceived the importance of combatting cybercrime. This is an era in which industrial security is threatened by perpetrators who use advanced techniques to steal information online. Understanding how law enforcement officers view the [...] Read more.
The current research explored the predictors of how police officers perceived the importance of combatting cybercrime. This is an era in which industrial security is threatened by perpetrators who use advanced techniques to steal information online. Understanding how law enforcement officers view the control of cybercrimes, especially those that steal confidential business information, can inform industrial espionage prevention and help maintain a nation’s industrial competitiveness in the world market. We surveyed a convenience sample of South Korean police officers attending training at the Police Human Resources Development Institute (PHRDI) using a paper-and-pencil questionnaire. The results indicated that the officers’ perceptions of colleagues’ and organizational views on cybercrime control significantly impacted their attitudes. Additionally, officers’ perceptions of the seriousness of online theft (in this paper, we use the terms online theft and property cybercrime interchangeably) and their computer proficiency were also found to affect their views on the importance of combatting cybercrimes. We conclude by suggesting that the police take a proactive organizational approach to prevent and respond to online property crimes through education and public awareness programs, which could positively impact the prevention of industrial espionage. Full article
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