DBA Thesis check ins – Spring 2021
Two DBA candidates review their research for the Geneva Business School Research community
Challenges faced by Barcelona technological startups before and after GDPR implementation
A quantitative analysis will be employed to evaluate the views of 306 people who are responsible or partly responsible for data protection regulations in technological startups such as managers, directors, members of the board of directors, founder employees, data protection officers, chief protection officers, and IT department, among others. The data will be collected through the survey with a five-point Likert scale. Descriptive statistics, paired sample t-test, correlation, multivariate analysis, and error test will be used to analyze data.
It is expected to find the challenges that Barcelona technological startups have with GDPR implementation, identify the correlation between several variables, identify new challenges that previous studies have not reviewed and provide recommendations to solve them.
The lack of prior research on GDPR implementation in Barcelona technological startups creates a need for further development in this area of study. The sample limited to people responsible or partly responsible for data protection regulations in one region precludes generalising the findings beyond the study setting.
The study contributes to the ongoing debate and scarce literature on the GDPR implementation by technological startups and proposes an original framework for linking GDPR implementation, factors, and practice.
Victoriano reviewed literature from Portugal and Germany to compare European standards for GDPR implementation and identify limitations in the existing literature. His research questions were broken down to ask:
- What are the key challenges of GDPR implementation on Barcelona tech startups?
- What are the key challenges of GDPR implementation on Barcelona tech startups before coming into force?
- What are the key challenges of GDPR implementation on Barcelona tech startups after coming into force?
- What is the influence of GDPR implementation on Barcelona tech startups after coming into force?
Victoriano will complete his research in 2021.
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