‘The General Data Protection Regulation and how to respond’.
In this study the choice for strategic response strategy in response to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of secondary schools in the Netherlands is analyzed. This research aims to give insights in the different strategies that secondary schools employ to cope with new legislation and, how they respond to the GDPR legislation in particular. Using earlier research by Oliver (1991) a predicted choice for strategic response strategy of secondary schools in response to the GDPR was formulated. After researching the works of Hillman et al. (2004), Master & Keim (1985), Van Kranenburg & Voinea (2017), Wan & Hillman (2005) and Barron (1995), among others, three contextual and organizational factors were hypothesized to affect the choice of strategic response strategy and the level of compliance of secondary schools. Data gathered from a sample of 30 secondary schools from the Netherlands was used to determine if these factors had a significant effect on the choice of strategic response strategy and level of compliance. The results of this study were thereafter used to answer the main question in this research: ‘How do contextual and organizational factors influence the strategic response strategy of secondary schools facing the new General Data Protection Regulation?’.
Faculteit der Managementwetenschappen