Information Asymmetry in Information Systems Consulting: Toward a Theory of Relationship Constraints

@article{Dawson2011InformationAI,
  title={Information Asymmetry in Information Systems Consulting: Toward a Theory of Relationship Constraints},
  author={Gregory S. Dawson and Richard T. Watson and Marie-Claude Boudreau},
  journal={J. of Management Information Systems},
  year={2011},
  volume={27},
  pages={143-178}
}
Opportunism, or self-interest seeking with guile, is often witnessed in human behavior, and it bedevils human interactions and relationships. Organizations expend considerable effort to reduce opportunism. agency theory espouses formal 144 DaWSON, WaTSON, aND BOuDrEau contracts as effective constraints on opportunism; however, a consultant’s use of tacit knowledge subjects clients to information asymmetry that is not amenable to formal contracts. The principal–professional lens was developed to… CONTINUE READING
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