agency,” “non-academic health sector,” and “others.” For this particular variable, we were interested in comparing participants from academic settings with those who were outside academia. The remaining two independent variables were levels of preparedness in providing RDM services and the degree of development that participants perceived that their institutional RDM services belonged. These two variables are related to RDM maturity ( Cox et al., 2017 ), which are good indicators of the differences in RDM services. The dependent variables
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actions and practices taken by others, such as competitors and business partners along the supply chain within their industry. These successes serve as the basis of the desirable imitation, especially when organizations face similar needs and hoping for similar success.
The perceived benefits of information security practices in terms of minimizing risks and threats, increasing stakeholders’ confidence and trust, and improving employees’ performance, and minimizing the negative impacts on organizations are the foundation for organizations to mimic each other