Zeiss, Roman ORCID: 0000-0002-1366-3095 (2016). Unsustainable Green Information Systems. An Affordance-Based Conceptualisation of Conflicting Short and Long-Term Sustainability Outcomes of Green Information Systems in Organisations. Masters thesis, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster.

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Abstract

Over the past decade, research under the label of Green Information Systems (Green IS) has invested remarkable effort in examining and demonstrating the valuable role of Information Systems for environmental sustainability. Yet, so far Green IS scholars have largely neglected a more comprehensive perspective of sustainability covering not only the environmental but economic and social dimension as well. We consider this perspective relevant for research and practice as we demonstrate how these environmental initiatives might eventually lead to conflicting outcomes and negatively affect environmental user behaviour in the short and long-term. Therefore, we proffer an affordance-based framework explaining the relationship between Green IS affordances and conflicting sustainability outcomes. We further add to the current body of research by contributing a set of testable hypotheses and corresponding measurement constructs.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters thesis)
Translated title:
TitleLanguage
Nicht Nachhaltige Green Information Systems. Eine Affordanz-Basierte Konzeptualisierung Konkurrierender Nachhaltigkeitsziele von Green Information Systems in OrganisationenGerman
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Zeiss, Romanzeiss@wiso.uni-koeln.deorcid.org/0000-0002-1366-3095
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-98166
Subjects: Data processing Computer science
Management and auxiliary services
Civic and landscape art
Uncontrolled Keywords:
KeywordsLanguage
Green Information Systems; sustainability; affordances; conflicting sustainability goalsEnglish
Faculty: Faculty of Management, Economy and Social Sciences
Divisions: Weitere Institute, Arbeits- und Forschungsgruppen > Cologne Institute for Information Systems (CIIS)
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Language: English
Date: 8 July 2016
Date of oral exam: September 2016
Referee:
NameAcademic Title
Becker, JörgProfessor
Recker, Jan C.Professor
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/9816

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