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


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