Recker, Jan C. ORCID: 0000-0002-2072-5792 (2016). Toward a design theory for green information systems. In: Proceedings of the 49th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences : 5-8 January 2016, Kauai, Hawaii, pp. 4474-4483. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE. ISBN 978-0-7695-5670-3

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We report on ongoing research to develop a design theory for classes of information systems that allow for work practices that exhibit a minimal harmful impact on the natural environment. We call such information systems Green IS. In this paper we describe the building blocks of our Green IS design theory, which develops prescriptions for information systems that allow for: (1) belief formation, action formation and outcome measurement relating to (2) environmentally sustainable work practices and environmentally sustainable decisions on (3) a macro or micro level. For each element, we specify structural features, symbolic expressions, user abilities and goals required for the affordances to emerge. We also provide a set of testable propositions derived from our design theory and declare two principles of implementation.

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CreatorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
Recker, Jan
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-88591
DOI: 10.1109/HICSS.2016.556
Title of Book: Proceedings of the 49th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences : 5-8 January 2016, Kauai, Hawaii
Page Range: pp. 4474-4483
Date: January 2016
Publisher: IEEE
Place of Publication: Piscataway, NJ
ISBN: 978-0-7695-5670-3
Language: English
Faculty: Faculty of Management, Economy and Social Sciences
Divisions: 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 information systemsEnglish
design theoryEnglish
environmental sustainabilityEnglish
Refereed: Yes


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