Seidel, Stefan, Recker, Jan C. ORCID: 0000-0002-2072-5792, Pimmer, Christoph and vom Brocke, Jan (2014). IT-enabled sustainability transformation—-the case of SAP. Communications of the Association for Information Systems : CAIS, 35 (1). pp. 1-17. New York, NY: ACM. ISSN 1529-3181

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This teaching case describes how SAP, a leading global information technology (IT) solutions provider, embarked on a large-scale transformation program to implement a dual sustainability strategy of: (a) internally transforming the organization, and (b) addressing a business opportunity by developing IT solutions that enable their customers to become more sustainable. This case provides students with significant information about the development of SAP towards sustainability, including the company's underlying motivation, their approach to change and related challenges, and their use of IT to enable the transformation. The teaching case provides an opportunity to critically examine the benefits and risks of using IT in an effort to improve the sustainability of an organization, and to develop appropriate models for sustainable strategies and IT implementation efforts.

Item Type: Journal Article
CreatorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
Recker, Jan
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-87613
Journal or Publication Title: Communications of the Association for Information Systems : CAIS
Volume: 35
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 1-17
Date: July 2014
Publisher: ACM
Place of Publication: New York, NY
ISSN: 1529-3181
Language: English
Faculty: Faculty of Management, Economy and Social Sciences
Divisions: Weitere Institute, Arbeits- und Forschungsgruppen > Cologne Institute for Information Systems (CIIS)
Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences > Business Administration > Information Systems > Chair for Information Systems and Systems Development
Subjects: Data processing Computer science
Management and auxiliary services
Uncontrolled Keywords:
Green ISEnglish
Business TransformationEnglish
Software ProviderEnglish
Information SystemsEnglish
Business SoftwareEnglish
Information TechnologyEnglish
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Refereed: Yes


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