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Exploring Green IS Possibilities - Eco innovation planning for private companies

Al Islam, Faisal LU (2012) INFM02 20112
Department of Informatics
Abstract
Green Information System (IS) has become an important topic in IT management research and practice in
the last few years due to economic opportunities and increasing pressure from stakeholders. However,
many private organizations fail to manage their environmental efforts in an adequate manner since they
neglect the strategic aspects of this topic. This paper discloses the strategic relevance of Green IS on the
basis of a literature review that refers to fundamental approaches of Strategic Management and
Information Systems research and emphasizes the necessity of aligning business, sustainability, and IT
domain. The debate is emphasized by a multiple-case study that analyses the Green IS implementation
practices of three companies... (More)
Green Information System (IS) has become an important topic in IT management research and practice in
the last few years due to economic opportunities and increasing pressure from stakeholders. However,
many private organizations fail to manage their environmental efforts in an adequate manner since they
neglect the strategic aspects of this topic. This paper discloses the strategic relevance of Green IS on the
basis of a literature review that refers to fundamental approaches of Strategic Management and
Information Systems research and emphasizes the necessity of aligning business, sustainability, and IT
domain. The debate is emphasized by a multiple-case study that analyses the Green IS implementation
practices of three companies on the basis of semi-structured interviews. The empirical findings of the
cross-case analysis indicate that there is no consistent approach for aligning Green IS with corporate
sustainability goals and business objectives so far. For that purpose, I conceptualize a Strategic Green IS
Alignment Framework and identify four distinct Green IS strategies. The proposed framework is
supposed to provide guidance for decision-makers in selecting an appropriate Green IS strategy that
contributes to the achievement of corporate sustainability targets and leverages competitiveness. (Less)
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author
Al Islam, Faisal LU
supervisor
organization
course
INFM02 20112
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Green IS, Strategic Alignment, Sustainability, Strategy, Environmental Strategies, Competitive Advantage.
report number
INF12-002
language
English
id
2295079
date added to LUP
2012-02-03 15:02:41
date last changed
2012-02-03 15:02:41
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  abstract     = {Green Information System (IS) has become an important topic in IT management research and practice in
the last few years due to economic opportunities and increasing pressure from stakeholders. However,
many private organizations fail to manage their environmental efforts in an adequate manner since they
neglect the strategic aspects of this topic. This paper discloses the strategic relevance of Green IS on the
basis of a literature review that refers to fundamental approaches of Strategic Management and
Information Systems research and emphasizes the necessity of aligning business, sustainability, and IT
domain. The debate is emphasized by a multiple-case study that analyses the Green IS implementation
practices of three companies on the basis of semi-structured interviews. The empirical findings of the
cross-case analysis indicate that there is no consistent approach for aligning Green IS with corporate
sustainability goals and business objectives so far. For that purpose, I conceptualize a Strategic Green IS
Alignment Framework and identify four distinct Green IS strategies. The proposed framework is
supposed to provide guidance for decision-makers in selecting an appropriate Green IS strategy that
contributes to the achievement of corporate sustainability targets and leverages competitiveness.},
  author       = {Al Islam, Faisal},
  keyword      = {Green IS,Strategic Alignment,Sustainability,Strategy,Environmental Strategies,Competitive Advantage.},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Exploring Green IS Possibilities - Eco innovation planning for private companies},
  year         = {2012},
}