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Greening Business Information Systems - A case of Volvo Information Technology

Makarova, Yuliya LU (2008) IMEN41 20081
The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
Abstract
Efficient and effective environmental information processing is a key element for the
improvement of an organization’s environmental performance. Business Information Systems
(BIS) are recognized as a tool for the facilitation of collecting, storing, processing and
communicating any kind of information. However, there are other benefits that BIS can
provide for a company. These benefits are related to the effective use of information, such as
support of informed decision-making, increase of overall environmental awareness in an
organization and, as a consequence, behavioral change. Therefore, the purpose of study is
related to the extension of BIS’ functionalities through the integration of the environmental
information flow.
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Efficient and effective environmental information processing is a key element for the
improvement of an organization’s environmental performance. Business Information Systems
(BIS) are recognized as a tool for the facilitation of collecting, storing, processing and
communicating any kind of information. However, there are other benefits that BIS can
provide for a company. These benefits are related to the effective use of information, such as
support of informed decision-making, increase of overall environmental awareness in an
organization and, as a consequence, behavioral change. Therefore, the purpose of study is
related to the extension of BIS’ functionalities through the integration of the environmental
information flow.
The efficient and effective integration of environmental information flow is pursued by means
of application of the multi-disciplinary approach where organizational and cybernetic science
and environmental management are combined. Beer’s Viable System Model and
Organizational Information Processing Theory are the main theories used for the assessment
of studied information systems and information technology solutions in the purchasing
process. The studied IT solutions are deployed in the areas of supplier evaluation, logistics and
business traveling. The Environmental Information System Evaluation Framework (EISEF) is
the principal outcome of the research work.
The research implications are two-fold. The scientific implication is based on the application
of the aforementioned theories for the environmental information processing by means of
Business Information Systems. According to the results of literature review, a similar approach
has not been used before in this field. The practical implications are EISEF itself and
recommendations for its use that are also the principal outcomes of research. (Less)
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author
Makarova, Yuliya LU
supervisor
organization
course
IMEN41 20081
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Business Information Systems
language
English
id
1365941
date added to LUP
2009-03-26 10:05:10
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  abstract     = {Efficient and effective environmental information processing is a key element for the
improvement of an organization’s environmental performance. Business Information Systems
(BIS) are recognized as a tool for the facilitation of collecting, storing, processing and
communicating any kind of information. However, there are other benefits that BIS can
provide for a company. These benefits are related to the effective use of information, such as
support of informed decision-making, increase of overall environmental awareness in an
organization and, as a consequence, behavioral change. Therefore, the purpose of study is
related to the extension of BIS’ functionalities through the integration of the environmental
information flow.
The efficient and effective integration of environmental information flow is pursued by means
of application of the multi-disciplinary approach where organizational and cybernetic science
and environmental management are combined. Beer’s Viable System Model and
Organizational Information Processing Theory are the main theories used for the assessment
of studied information systems and information technology solutions in the purchasing
process. The studied IT solutions are deployed in the areas of supplier evaluation, logistics and
business traveling. The Environmental Information System Evaluation Framework (EISEF) is
the principal outcome of the research work.
The research implications are two-fold. The scientific implication is based on the application
of the aforementioned theories for the environmental information processing by means of
Business Information Systems. According to the results of literature review, a similar approach
has not been used before in this field. The practical implications are EISEF itself and
recommendations for its use that are also the principal outcomes of research.},
  author       = {Makarova, Yuliya},
  keyword      = {Business Information Systems},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Greening Business Information Systems - A case of Volvo Information Technology},
  year         = {2008},
}