Seidel, Stefan, Recker, Jan C. ORCID: 0000-0002-2072-5792, Pimmer, Christoph and vom Brocke, Jan (2010). Enablers and barriers to the organizational adoption of sustainable business practices. In: 16th Americas Conference on Information Systems : (AMCIS 2010); Lima, Peru, 12 - 15 August 2010, pp. 4511-4521. Red Hook, NY: AIS. ISBN 9781617389528

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Abstract

Individuals, organizations, and governments are increasingly becoming aware of the necessity of sustainability in living, organizing, performing, and managing work. In this context, "green IS" has become an established colloquial term, acknowledging that information technology, corporate information systems, and the surrounding practices are both a contributor to the sustainability challenge and a potential enabler for green and sustainable practices. To date, however, there are few reported studies on the role of information systems for the challenge, and solution, of sustainability. This paper presents results from a case study of a world-wide operating IT software solution provider that is engaged in the development and adoption of sustainable practices. Our study suggests that the adoption of sustainable practices comes along with a number of particularities. We found information technology to be a key enabler of transparency about the progress of sustainability operations. We further found personal, motivator factors as well as organizational factors such as business inclusion, strategy definition, and a dialectic top-management and bottom-up support, to play a role in enabling a company to manage their sustainability. We describe a set of conjectures forthcoming from our case analysis, and detail some implications for further research in this area.

Item Type: Book Section, Proceedings Item or annotation in a legal commentary
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Seidel, StefanUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Recker, Jan C.UNSPECIFIEDorcid.org/0000-0002-2072-5792
Pimmer, ChristophUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
vom Brocke, JanUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-89069
Publisher: AIS
ISBN: 9781617389528
Subjects: Data processing Computer science
Management and auxiliary services
Uncontrolled Keywords:
KeywordsLanguage
Green information systemsEnglish
sustainabilityEnglish
organizational adoptionEnglish
case researchEnglish
Faculty: Faculty of Management, Economy and Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Management, Economy and Social Sciences > Cologne Institute for Information Systems (CIIS)
Language: English
Date: August 2010
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Event Type: Conference
Place of Publication: Red Hook, NY
Refereed: Yes
Page Range: pp. 4511-4521
Title of Book: 16th Americas Conference on Information Systems : (AMCIS 2010); Lima, Peru, 12 - 15 August 2010
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/8906

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